Though it may not be as obvious as it may look, one of the most rewarding jobs is that of a nanny, not to mention the pay. Working as a nanny means getting involved emotionally with a child and the rest of the family.
As a nanny one must be extremely patient. Good communication skills and the ability to guide a child into adulthood are important. It helps if they also have fun activities to do and a pleasing personality as they will be dealing with children all the time.
For those interested in a nanny’s job, one may approach an agency or go straight to the client. Right now, the minimum age requirement for a nanny is eighteen years old (18 yrs. Old) for American citizens, but for foreigners who have secured a working visa, the age requirement will depend on the country of origin’s requirement. However, those who are below 18 years of age may still offer their services, but as a “helper” which arrangement will requirement an adult supervision from the client.
Oftentimes, families like to hire applicants who can render service for one year minimum. This is important to the children’s emotional development. Applicants who are not prepared may chose to still help in some other ways.
In advance, one has to reflect on one’s attitude and ask the question: “Can I really take care of child?” One needs the following qualities to deal with any child: endurance, tolerance, attention to detail diligence, and dedication. Not only does one need the above qualities, one has to be ingenious and inspired in steering the child to grow, while getting to know character of the child.
There are many sites that let a person apply as a nanny online. Along with the application, one needs to submit any required documents such as a resume, police clearance, and medical clearance.
Immediately after verification, the agencies forwards a shortlist of candidates for the families to choose from to interview and hire later on.