This is a very interesting topic! you should definitely be honest. Perhaps approach the situation by first saying casually, "hey, would you mind hearing me out for a second?", then state your suggestions about how to improve feeding. also, mention your struggles with the situation and the frustration that you... more
Yes, clients really appreciate if a caregiver has their CPR, first aid and CNA. Though, experience and references are very important as well. Clients will appreciate previous work experience in the field you are applying.
Yes, being a full time care giver/nanny as well as a teacher is hard work. 20/hr is low in my opinion for this amount of work full time. Working 45 hrs a week at 20 dollars an hour is about 43,000 a year. This is a great... more
They would generally ask you why you like caring for younger children, and how much experience you have with infants. If you do not have much experience, offer other great qualities you have that make you responsible. 5 month olds like to mimic and would love interactive toys/ exploring. Take... more
it is illegal to be uncompensated for overtime hours (above 40 hrs a week). You have to be paid 1 1/2 times the amount you regularly receive. And if you are not wiling to work overtime that much, be honest with your employer. Take care of yourself!
There does need to be ultimatums. I would personally take away something for 1 minute every time they are acting out or not listening. Continuing to count out times for punishment works. If they still do not cooperate, put them in a quiet room and not allow them to come... more
Personally, I would charge and extra 2 dollars an hour for special needs children. So about 14 $/hr would be a great option for a starting offer.