A child care professional is required to provide physical and psychological support to children in the absence of their parents. They do this by directly looking after both infants and toddlers who are too young to stay home by themselves. This may include changing nappies, preparing food, feeding and bathing along with ensuring that any developmental needs are taken care of.
Child care providers are not mere babysitters; they are responsible for much more than that. While a babysitter is require to look after children for a certain time period only, childcare providers are concerned with social and developmental needs of children over a span of time which means that they spend more time them as compared to babysitters.
A child care provider needs to possess some very important skills in order to be able to manage this job well. Anything less than the required skills will make his or her job ineffective. Let us have a look at some of the skills that should be present in a person working at this position. You can use these statements in the skills or qualifications section of your resume.
• Highly skilled in observing children’s developmental needs
• Well-versed in managing the needs of children with diverse backgrounds
• Known for making delicious and nutritious meals/snacks
• Particularly effective in changing diaper and maintaining personal hygiene of infants
•Proficient in feeding and bathing children
• Demonstrated ability to exercise patience all times
• Hands on experience in ensuring a safe environment for infants and toddlers
• Excellent ability to provide ease and comfort to children
• Proven record of independently monitoring and supervising children
• Adept at maintaining an interactive atmosphere at all times
• Long-term interest in managing physical and social development of children
• Know-how of methodologies used to teach preschool age group
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• CPR and First Aid Certified