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9. Be sure to tell your family thank you! Don’t take family care for granted, and be sure to thank your relative who is providing child care often. Always remember that “being family” is no reason to have to care for your child, and you value the special relationship and care. Think about ways you can thank them-and it doesn’t have to cost much money.

A video monitor can give you some peace of mind. If you are a family child care provider, you’re probably caring for children of various ages. Everyone is doing something different. There’s a lot going on and a lot of demands. Licensing regulations may require you to check on infants sleeping every 10-15 minutes.

Brett was in a family child care setting and after experiencing this kind of care for my child, I felt that was something I could do, provide quality child care in my home. I started with two children part time, two mornings a week. After some advertising and lots of referrals, within two years or less, my child care was full.

Tips for Using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Revised. by McCormick Center. This tip sheet was created to assist you with some common areas of clarification around the FCCERS-R. Every observation is different, so remember that these are guidelines to support your assessments. A FCC setting offers several benefits to families.

Some benefits include a neighborhood-based home environment, smaller groups of children, mixed-age groups so that siblings can be together, a consistent caregiver, and greater flexibility in hours of operation. In-home family childcare is an attractive option for many families in part because the care setting is essentially a home away from home. Quality care providers can offer families the comfort of care in a setting similar to what kids are used to at their own home, complete with a living room, play area, kitchen, backyard, and bathrooms. Family-friendly child care is all about relationships, and relationships are all about communication. The most important goal in family-friendly centers is for staff and parents to work in partnership.

Staff regularly involve parents in decisions about their child’s care and education. Tips for Choosing This Type of Care When visiting a family child care provider, ask to see a copy of the program’s license, registration or certification, Most states post inspection reports online. Use the See Your State’s Resourcesfeature on this website to see inspection Confirm that every.

If possible, child care classes should include the same group each day, and the same child care providers should remain with the same group each day. If your child care program remains open, consider creating a separate classroom or group for the children of healthcare workers and other first responders. Depending on the type of guidance a child receives, he or she may be quiet or extroverted, may pick up toys and keep a clean room or leave toys scattered throughout the house for days on end.

The same goes for interactions with others and behaviors with other children in the childcare setting, and with adults.

List of related literature:

Use appropriate family assessment tools, including the genogram, ecomap, and timeline, to help you develop a more comprehensive understanding of the families with which you work.

“Essentials of Human Behavior: Integrating Person, Environment, and the Life Course” by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
from Essentials of Human Behavior: Integrating Person, Environment, and the Life Course
by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
SAGE Publications, 2016

Ask coworkers, friends, or other working parents about their child-care arrangements to learn what works for other families.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, et. al.
Hachette Books, 2018

Have questionnaires or checklists from parents, teachers, and child care workers available.

“Pediatric Primary Care E-Book” by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks
from Pediatric Primary Care E-Book
by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

As much as possible, try to be close up, on the same level, and face to face with your child during both play and caregiving activities.

“An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn” by Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, Laurie A. Vismara
from An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn
by Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, Laurie A. Vismara
Guilford Publications, 2012

In the first weeks at home, it is essential that tasks of housekeeping, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, and sibling care are delegated to friends and family so that the mother is permitted time for recovery and interaction with her infants.

“AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing” by Kathleen R. Simpson
from AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing
by Kathleen R. Simpson
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2013

She should check references, make unannounced visits, see required licenses and certification, discuss the number and ages of children cared for and the daily schedule, ask about the provider’s philosophy of infant care and training in emergency measures, and know what emergency plans are in place.

“Maternal-Child Nursing E-Book” by Emily Slone McKinney, Susan R. James, Sharon Smith Murray, Kristine Nelson, Jean Ashwill
from Maternal-Child Nursing E-Book
by Emily Slone McKinney, Susan R. James, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

K. Avoid power struggles with parents by defining their role and recognizing that they are the parents and that the infant is theirs, not the staff’s.

“Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing E-book” by AWHONN, M. Terese Verklan, Marlene Walden, NANN, AACN
from Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing E-book
by AWHONN, M. Terese Verklan, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Read books together about children in day care or preschool; talk about siblings, cousins, or peers who already attend a program; casually discuss the kinds of activities your toddler will be involved in.

“What to Expect the Toddler Years” by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway
from What to Expect the Toddler Years
by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway
Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2009

Offer to share information with the child or with others involved in the child’s care (e.g., brothers, sisters, grandparents, other extended family members, teachers, caregivers).

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

• Suggest that new parents enlist grandparents, other relatives, and friends to help with cooking, cleaning, shopping, and care of other children.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

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  • I have an interview on Monday for a childcare apprenticeship so this helped me:
    My answers to the questions
    1) why I want to work in childcare:
    I would enjoy working in childcare because it is a very rewarding experience as it enables you to watch children grow and develop the skills that they will use throughout their lifetime, such as walking and talking as well as sharing with others and making new friends with the other children in the environment. It also allows me to gain more experience with how children develop and their needs growing up and I would be able to help them with becoming more independent.
    2) Tell me about yourself:
    I have just finished college, I was studying health and social care and passed with D*D*D*, I learned about many different topics and during that time I completed three work placements one of which being in a school which I found the most enjoyable as it is the career path I have been wanting to go down for a long time now. The main tasks I completed at this time were reading with the pupils and sitting with them during lunch as well as answering questions. I really enjoyed learning more about them and what they enjoy about school and I also created educational games with them. Over the past few years, I have done some helping out at the school through easter break with SATs and different revision classes as well. I also gained my first aid certificate from doing this course in college with St John Ambulance. I am also a young carer and have been doing this since I was little for caring for my family members in my household.
    3)Experience working with children
    I gained a lot of experience in the school I completed my work placement at and I also gained a lot of my knowledge from being a young carer as I was around other people who had the same responsibilities as I did when it came to a caring role and working as a team in group activities at the carers center. Growing up caring and looking after those around me also taught me a lot of skills I still use and helped me with communication skills as well. I also have experience with babysitting and looking after children I was doing it regularly for my neighbor during her work hours and this has helped me understand how children work independently and I was also caring for a baby during babysitting as well which taught me a lot about their growth and development as I have watched him grow from rolling to crawling and now to walking as well as babbling with some words and it made me want to choose this career path even more.
    4)What age groups do you prefer to work with?
    I don’t really have a preference as working with any age group is very rewarding as all age groups are different and have the ability to do different things, however working with babies and younger children is what my future career aspirations are. It would give me the opportunity to learn more about them and I would ensure that all the children are being treated equally no matter their age and I know that some may have more needs to others so I will also ensure I attend to their needs and help encourage a happy, positive and friendly environment where the child will feel safe.
    5)Can you give me an example of teamwork experience?
    One example could be when doing riot training as part of my trips with college all of us had to work together to create a riot environment so that the police officers can be prepared for riots. This was a hands-on experience which involved running away from the police officers as well as working together to collect fake bricks which the police officers will use their shields for to protect themselves from and we also got to see the horses and had to run from them but we ensured everyone was involved and worked together properly to create this environment. Another example is my placement at the independent living center and this is because all of the staff and work placement students, as well as service users, worked together to do some baking as well as some arts and craftwork. This meant that teamwork was happening to allow the service users to do this both independently and with assistance if needed. Another example is joint assignments at college where it is not only one person responsible but multiple which means that everyone needs to do their part of the task so that the work can be done and we can all achieve a grade together so this involved communication on work times and set roles in the presentation.
    6)What qualities could you add?
    Some of the qualities that I could add could be a kind, caring and friendly team member who works well with a team and I put 100% effort into everything that I do and I think that I would be a good person for the team because it would give me more experience and I could also encourage children’s independence. I am not afraid to get messy and get paint on me, I will encourage laughter and happiness in the environment and I will always ensure the safety of the children comes first as well as ensuring that their needs are met and that nursery is a place where they feel safe and comfortable from the second that they enter the building to the time that they leave. I am an enthusiastic learner and I can also ensure that the environment is always positive even on rainy days.
    7) why do you think you would do well in this job?
    I think that I would do well in this job because I have some experience working with children and have been a young carer which gave me skills which I could use in the workplace such as being caring and creative and encouraging independence and it would also allow me to expand my knowledge widely but the main reason I could do well is that I always put the children first and that needs to be done in this line of work as you work with a lot of children daily and learn a lot about the things they enjoy and do not enjoy as well as having a nurturing personality for the role I think it would be a great opportunity to see what early years development is like as an employee to gage more experience in the career.
    8) What motivates you to be the best you can be at work?
    The things that motivate me is knowing each and every day I will be trying my hardest but also knowing that there is always something new to learn even when someone thinks they know everything they can still know more as every day is different and new opportunities or information can arise for example updates in legislation can allow them to expand their knowledge or new procedures in the health and safety of service users as well as new measures in the safeguarding act. Another thing that motivates me is that I know childcare is the job I want to do and having that impact on a child’s life to help them grow is what encourages me more. I also know that when a child’s parents collect them from the day at nursery they will be leaving with me knowing I encouraged the positive environment that they are in and knowing that the parents are having that confidence in the workplace that I am in knowing that they can leave their children with me and that they will be okay.
    9) What would you see as an indicator that you are doing well in this role?
    I would see that I am doing well by knowing that when I finish work I still want to be there and keeping notes on my progress throughout the job as well as seeing how I have influenced the children and another indicator could be positive feedback from my colleagues and in doing this I could also find ways to improve to ensure that I am learning more and finding new learning approaches and opportunities in the environment to help me progress further.
    10?Do you have any questions?
    What times are your shift patterns?
    What are the main responsibilities that you do in your job role?
    What was your inspiration for going into an early years employment?
    How will the recruitment process go from here?

  • This is very helpful! I’m applying to be a full time childcare provider /babysitter and these questions were super relevant for my first interview tomorrow!! ❤️

  • I’m interested with childhood development and I’m studying bachelor degree in early childhood education I’m looking forward for volunteering

  • I am about to study the next year 2020 in early education and care diploma thought Chisholm online TAFE so I am using this interview as a guide for myself as future reference.

  • I just started a little over a month ago at a daycare and it’s challenging but I do enjoy it. It wears you out!

    Anyways, your tips were really helpful! And I loved the last one. I always try my best to love and nurture them even if they’re driving me crazy because I don’t know if they’re acting out because of their home environment.

    Please make more videos like this!

  • My CV was shortlisted for the position of a nursery teacher but am afraid i could get rejected beacause i dont have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood but i have over 3 years experience teaching Nursery kids. Please as a HR will you advice me attend the interview or not thannks and hoping on your reply.

  • Thank you so much for your video of the childcare interview its very helpful, but could you please make a short video to answer these questions?

  • Great ideas.
    Suggestion: Make videos focused on one small topic, and don’t mention any others. Each of these topics deserves its own video.

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  • My kids are like family for me too �� good tips about scenario questions and getting a tour of the site. This was a good share and definitely babysitting and daycare is not the same.

  • Thank you for taking the time to create and share this video. I started out working at a preschool, currently at a elementary school and now would love to work at a daycare. Just still in the thought process of making the jump yet. It’s tricky after getting to know and help children grow up and their families. To leave that environment and start new. Especially when I can’t afford to move out and most have a partner to help financially when in this field (depending on position) but at the same time I don’t want it to be about the money. I just want to help out the kiddos and families. Love to hear others thoughts on this? Love the field but wish it wasn’t seen as just babysitting or play time. That there’s so much more to it all

  • What a waste of time! There are ZERO helps here, just a bunch of talking about it but no real solid tips. Talking around the subject and easy answers and a pat on the head. 5 minutes of this b.s. I am a caregiver who has to help this poor mother with her 26 y.o. autistic child for 1-3 hours and I have nothing from this, thanks… thanks for nothing. Don’t you even care? This is a really serious subject that affects a lot of people, whole communities. They are born like this they can’t help it. As a First World society, do you not want to help us to help them help themselves? I am so disappointed in you.

  • New to your channel I love your intro. When mine were little it was very hard to find a daycare provider for my oldest. I found one that treated her just like she was family and was going to use her when I had my second but then I decided to stay home as my second had special needs and had a lot of treatments and appointments at the doctors but I didn’t feel it would be fair to the daycare provider to have the treatment at her home even though she offered.

  • I’m a teacher too, but secondary teacher. I also want to teach kids that’s why I want to study Masteral in ECE. I can apply your tips, this is very useful! ����

  • Word of mouth is gr8 yes but…be very careful. Not because mom think their sitter is amazing, doesn’t mean they are.
    I use to be a nanny. I’ve heard numerous moms brag about their sitter and my thought was oh man I wish they knew how their kids were treated when they weren’t around. Crazy thing is some of those kids didn’t even tell their parents and showed no signs of abuse. It was like it was normal for that child.
    So when I had my first, I stayed home because what I’ve seen made me scared to trust anyone.

    Unfortunately, I have to go back to work with my second. I work in law enforcement and I will be going back soon. I love your idea of drop off visits. Definitely plan on doing this with my newborn

  • thanks for the tips on working at a daycare I think this must help me if I want to work at a daycare witch I do because I love kids like come on who doesn’t right and yes you are super nice I like this video I may have to watch more of your videos about the daycare your so helpful thanks again