Usually, this means that the family may provide a car for you to drive if they want you to transport their children to activities/school.
They definitely need to pay you. That is the first thing. There can be legal issues if you are working for them and they are not paying you/not paying you on time. Be sure to get your paycheck first, and let them know that you will give them at... more
The two biggest influences, I have found, are experience and professionalism. Families want caregivers that have had experience with children of all ages, and especially caregivers who have cared for 2+ children at a time. Also, it is important to appear and communicate professionally. Not only does this mean making... more
Yes! Your time is valuable, and if you feel as though you should be making more then you probably should be! For everything you are doing, including travel and number of children, I would say at least $20-25 an hour.
At 5 months, most babies are just learning to sit up on their own, but most are not there yet. Definitely try to do tummy time, practice rolling from back to front and front to back, read books to them, practice motor skills by grabbing for toys, enhance their visual... more
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