Profession babysitter

Babysitters provide short-term care services to children on the premises of the employer, depending on the employer's needs. They organise play activities and entertain children with games and other cultural and educative activities according to their respective age, prepare meals, give them bathes, transport them from and to school and assist them with homework on a punctual basis.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Social / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Workplace sanitation

    The importance of a clean, sanitary workspace for example through use of hand disinfectant and sanitizer, in order to minimise infection risk between colleagues or when working with children.

  • Babysitting

    Temporarily taking care of a child for a small remuneration.

Skills

  • Communicate with youth

    Use verbal and non-verbal communication and communicate through writing, electronic means, or drawing. Adapt your communication to children and young people`s age, needs, characteristics, abilities, preferences, and culture.

  • Play with children

    Engage in activities for enjoyment, tailored to children of a certain age. Be creative and improvise to amuse children with activities such as tinkering, sports or board games.

  • Prepare sandwiches

    Make filled and open sandwiches, paninis and kebabs.

  • Attend to children's basic physical needs

    Tend to children by feeding them, dressing them, and, if necessary, regularly changing their diapers in a sanitary manner.

  • Supervise children

    Keep the children under supervision for a certain period of time, ensuring their safety at all times.

  • Maintain relations with children's parents

    Inform children`s parents of the activities planned, program`s expectations and children`s individual progress.

  • Prepare ready-made dishes

    Get ready for serving snacks and sandwiches or heat up ready-made bar products if requested.

  • Assist children with homework

    Help children with school tasks. Assist the child with the interpretation of the assignment and the solutions. Make sure the child studies for tests and exams.

Optional knowledge and skills

disability care pedagogy support the positiveness of youths manage children's problems use cooking techniques assist in children's development of basic personal skills dispose waste carry out wound care clean rooms common children's diseases communicate by telephone clean surfaces assess the development of youth provide first aid baby care iron textiles handle chemical cleaning agents support children's wellbeing feed pets use food preparation techniques