Nope! But there are several certifications you can obtain to gain reputability. CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard License are the notable ones.
20/hr is completely justified in the situation you are describing, if not more so! You are in a high stress, legitimate work environment and demanding a wage that compensates for this is only fair.
Reading! Five month olds are still gaining a grasp on the objects and sounds around them, so reading is an excellent way to provide stimulation to them! New sounds become things they want to associate objects to, so if you use any nouns a lot, find an object that can... more
An employer must legally pay you overtime in the United States.
Absolutely! First, you need to lower yourself to their level; this is important as it establishes a mutual understanding between the two of you. Then, speak sternly, and without hesitation. Try your best, no matter what, to maintain a level voice and use a calm tone. Repeat your statement and... more
Special needs families, while often willing to pay a premium for sitters, shouldn't have to in my humble opinion. I believe that every child should be treated equally, so as not to alienate them from each other, and that extends to my philosophy surrounding payment. This said, I believe... more