If you love children and just have the heart to raise them in the best way possible, then you may have a future as a nanny or an au pair. A baby sitting job may not seem very glamorous (and in most occasions it is really not) however it is very rewarding. Nannies or au pairs are child care specialists. Just remember that being a nanny is a huge responsibility as the parents are counting on you to take care of their most prized possession while they are gone or at work. Remember that a nanny job is more than just a means to earn (although you will discover that you can get paid pretty well for it) but more importantly, is a means to invest on the life of a child. It is not just a career. Most true blue nannies consider it a calling.
A nanny job often require the au pair to work for at least 40 hours a week although extensions may be necessary so it can reach up to 50 hours. It is a full time job and that is why it is important for nannies to really love children. Another way to look at it is spending 40 to 50 hours a week with a child puts an au pair in position of influence over raising the child. Make every minute count and positively impact the life of a child by showing the love and care as a parent normally would. On occasions when a child has to be corrected, an au pair may have to do the task as well.
Not everyone is fit to take a nanny job. You have to meet certain requirements because as mentioned earlier, you are taking care of your employers most prized possession their little boy or little girl. That is why nannies or an au pair needs at least 2 years of experience taking care of a child. That means that they should have a background in day care, preschool and other environments where they can learn the important skills of being an au pair. Since a nanny job often means having little or no supervision, a nanny should what to do in case of an emergency. Presence of mind and quick thinking is a must as a nanny because they carry a huge responsibility in their hands.
A nanny is expected to be the right hand of the parents, making sure that their instructions are carried out while they are away. That is exactly why an au pair must be a good listener and a follower. She must also have certain skills that are important when caring for the child such as sewing, cooking and organizing things to name a few.
If you think that you have what it takes to be an au pair, nanny jobs in Belgium are open left and right so grab the chance and find out the requirements they need in order for you to work there. Websites are available so you can submit your inquiries at the soonest time possible.
This article is written by Samantha who has her own Nanny Agency in Belgium. Sam works with jobs.renego.be an Meta Jobsearch Engine presented in 12 countries worldwide and helps people find fast new nanny jobs called Kinderverzorgster on dutch.
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