You are looking to work as a child carer. In particular if this is your first time looking for such a role, there are a few points that you need to clarify for yourself before you can commence your search for a job.
Think about what qualities you have to offer and what your strengths and weaknesses are. Are you perhaps particularly creative or do you have a talent for explaining things? Or do you speak more than one language? It is also important that you consider which tasks you would and would not like to take on. For example, do you enjoy helping with homework or cooking? Or perhaps you do not want to have to go shopping from time to time? These points are very important for ensuring that you find the right family!
Age and gender
Consider how old the children should be who you would like to look after. The tasks you are entrusted with may be very different depending on the age of the children. The gender of the child can also play a major role when it comes to leisure activities. Perhaps you already have experience with children of a certain age?
Think about how much and when you can and wish to work. Are you looking for a regular job with a family or do you want something more sporadic?
This decision is very important for ensuring that you find the right family! Depending on your preferences, you can search for a job as a:
- Babysitter: generally works by the hour at the family's home and is used on a regular or irregular basis
- Childminder: usually looks after several children at their own home while the children's parents are at work and is normally self-employed
- Nanny: lives in the same household, looks after the child/children on a full-time basis and typically also performs light housework
Place of residence
Bear in mind that it is much easier if the family lives close by than it is if you have to travel a long way each time you go to work. Think about which locations are easily accessible for you and where you would be willing to work.
You can now begin your search for a suitable family, as you know exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are and precisely what you are looking for. Several thousand families are registered on our platform – seek out the right one for you. Good luck!