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How to Apply for au pair and other childcare positions

How to apply for Childcare positions

Looking for au pairing, professional nanny, infant care specialist, night nursing, driving or occasional babysitting work? Do you have your own vehicle? Do you have at least one year's childcare experience with contactable references( other than family)? Have you completed matric? If you answered yes to all of these questions, we would like to hear from you.

What makes Sitters4U different?

  • We do not deduct money from our candidates wages.
  • Easy online application form.
  • Candidates, once approved, receive free regular updates via sms and emails on new work available.
  • All approved candidates will receive a listing on our website were their short profiles can be viewed by clients.

Do you comply with our Requirements:

  1. You need at least 1 years child care experience ( other than family) with contactable references.
  2. You need to have your own reliable child safe vehicle (i.e. seat belts all round) and a valid South African driving license.
  3. You need to have completed Matric or Gr.12 equivalent ( i.e. A-levels or technical Matric)
  4. We ask all candidates to complete a SETA approved first aid course. Its important that if you care enough to be part of a child's life, that you care enough to be able to save the child or children you care for in an emergency situation. If you have already completed a course, please send us a certified copy of your first aid certificate or if you have not yet completed a course, we highly recommend a registering for a course as soon as possible. Clients are more likely to reject your applications if you do not have first aid. The NFAA ( www.nfaa.co.za ) offers the best price on level 1 courses which are SETA approved and valid for 3 years.
  5. You must be in good health, be regularly physically active and enjoy being outdoors.
  6. It is important to have a friendly, outgoing, caring and patient personality.
  7. You need to love being around children and enjoy doing creative activities with them.
  8. You need to be passionate about childcare, teaching children to become well adjusted, happy, positive members of society.
  9. You should have an appreciation assisting in the cognitive and behavioural development of the children you are privileged to spend time with.

How to apply

  1. Send through the below listed documents
  2. Complete the online application form (link below)

1. Please send the following documentation via email to sitters@sitters4u.co.za or fax to 086 564 3995.

  1. Your full CV
  2. A certified copy of your ID
  3. A certified copy of your Drivers License
  4. A certified copy of your Matric certificate
  5. Your written references ( It is beneficial but not a necessity to have written references as we do contact all references provided directly.)
  6. We ask all candidates to complete a SETA approved first aid course. Its important that if you care enough to be part of a child's life, that you care enough to be able to save the child or children you care for in an emergency situation. If you have already completed a course, please send us a certified copy of your first aid certificate or if you have not yet completed a course, we highly recommend a registering for a course as soon as possible. Clients are more likely to reject your applications if you do not have first aid. The NFAA ( www.nfaa.co.za ) offers the best price on level 1 courses which are SETA approved and valid for 3 years.
  7. Any other valid child care certificates 
  8. A recent colour photo of yourself
What we like:

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What we don't like:

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Please do not send us photos including

  • other people (or any part of another person either around you or next to you)
  • Alcohol
  • Your friends
  • Sunglasses
  • Cigarettes
  • Pets
  • Other people’s children
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2. Complete our Online application form

Click this link and complete your online application form.The online application form you fill in, will eventually form part of both your profile, displayed on the website and assists us in putting together your full profile which will be viewed by our clients, so it is very important to take note of the following guidelines:

  • This form can takes between 30 minutes and an hour to complete ( In the same way that any application form does).
  • You must use full sentences, proper punctuation and appropriate capital letters when filling in your application form.
  • On page 2 of the questionnaire if you do not have your documentation, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click next. You can send your documentation to us as described above.
  • Please try to answer all sections of the application as thoroughly as possible as it will lend towards a positive outcome and an interview with us.

We thank you in advance for your application and look forward to having you on board.

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