Hello everyone and welcome back to NANNY JOB MADE EASY WITH Kuks, In today’s blog, we are going to focus on what is needed to be qualified as a well-paid nanny in Ghana. A lot of people don’t pay attention when it comes to being a nanny on our African community because of their perception about it, clean, wash, change diapers, and carry kids around. But am sorry to burst your bubble because there is more to it than what you think if you want to be treated right with respect as a professional. You can be treated right, the right pay, and respect if you equip yourself with these 5 important things.
How well do you handle stress, position yourself into the right state of mind because kids can make you go knot? According to a clinical psychologist,(ME)some kids have a shot focusing ability to do one thing at a time continuously to get used to it, but the average 18year or more takes short time to grab something, so in this case, a nanny needs to bring her mental state of thinking into the level of those kids which if you are not mentally stable, will cause you more mental stress which in return inflate on the kids. So, therefore, mental stability or sound mind is a necessity as a nanny.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
It has been estimated globally that, 43 percent of children less than five years old are not achieving their full potential. This could be because they do not receive the five elements of ‘nurturing care’ for children.I live in a country where there are no guaranteed structures for being a nanny. There is no gradation required to become a nanny, but a specialized certification in early childcare development may help with career advancement. In taking care of someone’s child, you automatically assume the position of the Parent, teacher, and role models. They pick what you do or say, sometimes some kids don’t, you can even teach them but still do things their own way, but with your knowledge will help guard him or her to do what he wants in the right way.
FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury. How do you take care of a child if you have no idea of how to stabilized a collapsed child or dress a cut or wound when the need arises? CPR and first aid certification are commonly required, though. Each family will have their own expectations for a nanny’s previous childcare experience.
GOOD HEALTH AND CRIMINAL RECORD
There is some health process a nanny should go through like being in good health, up to date on immunizations, valid health insurance, and have negative results on a tuberculosis test, HIV, Corona, and many more. Clean criminal background and negative drug test are also required internationally but not necessary here in Ghana unless the parent is foreign.
GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND PATIENCE
You should also have strong communication and instructional skills. The twentieth-century kids are very intelligent to correct you when you make mistakes regardless of where you are, thinking they are correcting you. Of course, they are but how right was that correction in public and how will you feel. Don’t be offended because we learn everyday so always be on the go to learn new things related to them in order to be on the same language with them. Patience is also needed and you need to have the stamina to deal with high-energy children.
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