The most certifications I have seen parents looking for is CPR certification. Maybe first responder training as well, if that is available in your area.
Absolutely justified!! That is a lot to put on one person, especially knowing there is a parent in the house (I had a similar experience about 20 years ago and we had to have a talk about compensation). You are doing the parents jobs - almost completely - and they are not... more
I can't say for sure that 5 month old babies know what fun is or how to bring that out in them. But with the past experiences I've had, I just spent a lot of time interacting with the infants. Talking, singing, reciting alphabet...I don't necessarily... more
Payment?schedules should always be discussed up front: including hours/days expected to work and what is expected of you during those hours, effective punishment options (not all parents punish the same and it is best to stick with what works) and also very important is to discuss extra charges... more