Some have been naturally born with the ability to handle children well. It is them that parents trust to leave their children with. Therefore, babysitting has become a well known and an easy method of earning, especially for teens who are looking for ways to earn pocket money in their free time. However, in order to become a reliable babysitter it is necessary that you are educated on certain things and that sufficient training has been received on handling emergency situations.
First aid lessons are important
This can certainly be one of the trickiest jobs that you will be handling. Children, whatever age they may be are playful. They like to explore things and break the rules. To them, their house is a playground. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that he/she will not go beyond the rules or that no damages will be made to the house of the owners that you will be working under. They would tend to get hurt, scratch themselves, get bruises all over etc. even though it is highly unlikely with the safety measures taken in the house. Yet it is better if you have the knowledge on how to handle such situations and make sure that the child is safe and unhurt by the time the parents arrive.
It is your decision
It is solely your decision to decide on whom you prefer to babysit. The age of the child that you’re prepared to handle must always be mentioned in order to avoid inconveniences for both parties. Do not take quick decisions as soon as you see those ‘looking for nanny in Dubai advertisements’; make sure that you are up for that job and have read all the particulars before calling them.
Know who you are dealing with
Spend some time talking and getting to know the parents of the child that you will be babysitting. It is important that you know what their expectations are and how they take care of their child. Then you must get to know your friend, the child that you would be spending time with. Familiarity always helps. Make sure that the parents feel that you have the ability to fulfil the requirements of their ‘looking for nanny advertisement’ which was published.
Safety measures and house rules
As a responsible individual, you should know all the emergency numbers of the house. It is your duty to request the parents to make sure that the numbers are within your reach so that you can contact them whenever necessary. Also, know the ground rules of the house. For instance, if they have a time limitation for their child to watch TV, make sure that it is obeyed.
Taking care of a child may not be simple, but if you have the passion and drive for it, you can most certainly become a successful babysitter