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Day care center van drivers provide transportation and supervision for children. Anyone looking for this kind of job should have a valid driver’s license, an excellent driving record and a clean criminal background check. Some positions require drivers to have CPR and First Aid certification. They should also enjoy working with children. Some positions may require a commercial driver’s license.
Van drivers at day care centers are responsible for transporting the children and staff from one place to another as needed, in a safe manner. They often communicate with parents regarding the needs of the children in their care. Drivers need to be able to keep good records and documentation. Some day care van drivers are responsible for taking the vehicle to mechanics and auto care centers for routine maintenance and needed repairs. Drivers are an integral part of a day care center team and must often attend staff meetings or meet one-on-one with the director of the facility.
Formal education requirements for day care van drivers vary from one facility to the next, though a high school degree or equivalent is the typical minimal requirement. In addition, many day care centers prefer applicants who have experience working in a licensed childcare facility.
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