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Nichole

Reno, NV

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How Do I Get My First Job As A Caregiver?

Warmth and a willingness to do things "their way". You are entering very personal space and parents want a caregiver that meshes well.

How Do I Discuss With My Family A Better Way To Do Dinnertime?

It is up to the parent how to raise their child not the hired caregiver. All you can do is mention your very successful meal time experiences when they are gone but in a very non judgmental way. I have been both a caregiver and a mom and things are... more

Is It Important To Have A Certification To Be A Caregiver?

Fingerprinting, background check, CPR and First Aid are basic requirements.

How Much Should I Be Charging?

Absolutely. Plus weekly travel compensation.

What Are Fun Activities For A 5 Month Old?

using stuffed animals and soft toys. Singing to infant. Rocking and cuddling. Helping infant clap hands and bicycle their legs.

What Do You Do If You Are Being Asked To Work Overtime?

You are an independent contractor. You set your hours. If you want additional money for overtime hours then ask for it. Your parent will either agree or disagree. Child care is your business, you set the rates and decide what you will agree on.

Is There An Effective Way To Show Authority When Babysitting Ages 6+?

Effective consequences and rewards helps as well as clear procedures. Anticipate the undesired behavior and explain the reward/consequence for the action. For example children not going to bed when told. Explain well before bedtime that if everyone goes to bed nicely they will earn 10 minutes of reading time... more

What Are Other Care Providers In The Area Charging Per Hour For Special Needs Children?

Volunteer experience absolutely counts and matters. I suppose it depends on experience you have with special needs children. I would add two dollars more per hour depending on how intense the special need is.