The health sector which would be growing in next five to ten years is child care homes. With the increase in the number of mothers working, there is a huge potential for the increase in employment in this sector. The main reason for parents putting their babies in child care homes is due to the fact that both parents are working. With the growing economic pressures, mother and father both need to work to sustain an average lifestyle. Parents find it hard to find reliable and affordable child care homes. Parents want to put their child in child care home because the child can learn new skills through various creative activities and can also learn to interact with the environment around him. There would be a huge requirement for the teachers, caretakers, maids and nurses to work at child care homes.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there has been an increase in percentage of mothers working who have a child below 5 years. In 2006-07, this number was 50% but in 2011-12 it increased to 53% (ABS, 2013). There has been a rise in the number of mothers working since the women have also become career oriented and they are no longer limited to the house hold work. In 2011-12, 65% of the employed mothers with children below 5 years worked part time. Thus the statistics depict that there is a constant increase in the number of mothers not giving up their jobs to take care of their child and hence child care homes come in to picture (ABS, 2013). Specialized physicians and caretakers would be employed at child care homes to give proper care to the children. With the increasing demand of child care homes, the demand of the workers would also increase (Howes & Smith, 1995).