I am 22 years old with many years of experience in child care. I have worked with children of all ages from newborn to 13 years of age.
When negotiating pay rates, I like to see first how many children I will be taking care of. Second, what duties/responsibilities I will have. And lastly, I give them a range and we go from there. Some families are willing to pay more also depending on your experience and... more
I would mention that you have previous experience, although it is not recent at least you have some experience, and then branch off of what you said in your original post: you love being with children and think this kind of job would help with gaining experience. Everyone starts somewhere... more
Dress casual. You're not 'too dressy' and you're also not too comfortable that it looks like you don't care to gain the position. Especially since working with children you will not need to dress fancy, you don't want to over-dress. Personally, I like to put on... more
If you have some sort of contract that would be your best bet. I made a big mistake by trusting a family that at first seemed so nice and caring but eventually took advantage of me as well and it ended horribly. They fired me overnight for no reason and... more
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