Before you begin writing a cover letter to apply for a childcare positon, put yourself in the interviewer’s shoes and ask yourself “what type of a person will you hire?” This way, you will be able to determine what you need to write so that you appear as “that kind of person”. Keep your cover letter short and simple – you cannot expect the reader to go through pages and pages of how good you are.
Communication through a cover letter should be done professionally and enthusiastically, but there is certainly no place for slang. In the opening, describe how you heard about the vacant position and attempt to capture the reader’s interest by writing in an engaging manner. The body of the letter should be able to relate your background to the job qualifications. The trick is to use terminology that you think a prospective employer will expect you to use. Be direct when you close your letter – ask for an interview and let them know that you will follow up.
Your cover letter should be based on these three:
• Piquing interest
• Getting down to business
• Wrapping it up quickly
April 2, 2015
Ms. Debra Clinton
Manager Human Resources
98 Brownback Road
Honey Brook, PA 81033
Dear Ms. Clinton:
As one of social service’s most enthusiastic individuals, I would like to apply for a Childcare Worker position with your organization. Supported by solid experience, a degree in child psychology and a lot of promise, I am positive that I am the exact contender what you are looking for.
With the solid belief that all children are important to the future of our country, I take childcare a step further. Not only am I experienced and skilled in looking after children’s physical needs, I am primed to handle their emotional, social and psychological needs as well. Owing to my great dedication to children, a caring spirit and an attitude of encouragement, I am quite a favorite of my wards at The Rainbow Children (my present place of employment).
At this point in time, I am looking for an opportunity to use my proven childcare skills and encouraging attitude to make a difference. If you are on a lookout for a childcare professional who can promote children’s creativity, confidence and social poise, I am ready, willing and able to deliver the goods.
My resume is attache herewith and will give you deep insight into what my capabilities as a childcare worker are. I will contact your office in a few days to ask for a convenient time to meet.