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What is an infant care specialist?

What is an Infant Care specialist?

Infant care specialists (0 to 2 years of age):

If you are looking for a full day position, you will in all likelihood be working with children aged from 0 to 5 years of age, but what does it take to work in this range? Besides our basic requirements in order to be an au pair with Sitters4U you need to consider the following outlines:

  • Have 3 or more years of experience working with infants
  • If you have completed an infant care, baby massage, early childhood development course it will be highly advantageous.
  • Have completed a SETA approved first aid course (minimum of level 1) and regularly update this.
  • You must have a passion for working with babies, a loving, patient and nurturing personality.

Duties you can expect when caring for infants:

  • Infant care specialists can be requested to work night shifts, full day or half day dependant on the client’s needs. It is your choice to apply for a position or not.

As an infant care specialist you can be expected to:

  • Dress children and change diaper's.
  • Wash and sterilise bottles and prepare formula.
  • Prepare foods and feed the child/children
  • Bathing of the child/children.
  • Washing babies clothing.
  • Organizing and packing away of toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
  • Washing dishes, changing bedding, sanitising of toys and play equipment.
  • Keeping records of the days activities, meals served, medications administered and milestones, observe and monitor a child’s development.
  • Accompany children to group activities and classes, on outings, and to medical appointments.
  • Creation, Management and implementation of a child’s schedule including planning age appropriate, stimulating recreational activities, eating times and sleeping times. Avoiding over stimulation.
  • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents´ or guardians´ attention.
  • Reading, imaginative play, finger painting, baby massages, making music with things like pots and wooden spoons, exploring and introducing the child/children to the world around them and having as much fun as possible.

Are you a client, looking to retain the services of an infant care specialist | professional nanny? Click here to complete our online quote request form to engage the services of one of our staff. We will back to you with a quote on receipt of your form.

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