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Employment Outlook

Playgroup Supervisor

A Playgroup Supervisor works with children during the day to help develop their learning and encourages them to interact with others. The role can be rewarding at times, and the tasks involved can be varied and interesting. 


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 128,400 people are currently employed in roles that may be similar to Playground Supervisors in Australia. This is according to the Department of Employment, who also predict that by 2018, there will be roughly 150,000 people within similar professions.

Employment by State

The largest proportion of Playgroup Supervisors are in New South Wales, with 32.4%. However the lowest amount of Playgroup Supervisors are located in Tasmania, with only 1.4%.

Gender Split

This is an extremely female dominated industry with 95.2% of Playgroup Supervisors being women and only 4.8% male.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people within this job is 25-34 years old, with 24.9%. However, a small percentage (10%) of people get into this career path younger, from 15-19 years old. Around 1.2% of people are still working in this job at 65 and over.

Hours Worked

Playgroup Supervisors work an average of 39.8 hours a week which is 1.3 hours less than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Playground Supervisors have a Certificate III/IV qualification (34.7%) or Diploma level (26%). 71.5% have a Certificate III or higher, whilst 28.6% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Playgroup Supervisor Duties & Tasks

  • Supervise children at all times throughout the day
  • Help children with feeding and going to the toilet
  • Assist in programs which are designed to aid in the children’s natural development
  • Encourage children to interact and play with other children
  • Observe children to see what activities work well in their individual development



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.