What Strengths Do I Need To Be A Childcare Worker?


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Ebony Nash Profile
Ebony Nash answered
Childcare can be a challenging field to work in;it is a mixture of babysitting and teaching all rolled into one. A childcare worker needs a special combination of skills and strengths to succeed in this field.

Patience is a key strength all child care workers must possess and one which many learn on the job. Working with young children all day can be challenging and stressful. It is tough trying to balance the needs of so many different children and it becomes even more taxing trying to balance the needs of parents who entrust their children to you on a daily basis. Someone who does not have the ability to remain calm and patient under pressure will find it difficult to work with young people.

What's more, a child care worker with good organizational skills is generally far more effective. Most children need structure and balance in their day, and a child care provider must be able to successfully lead children through play time, periods of interactive learning, meal time and rest throughout the day.

Working with children all day requires a high level of energy. Child care workers with a naturally high level of motivation will find it easier to run around after children, clean up spillages and avert disasters throughout the day. Working with children can also be fun and invigorating; many child care workers find renewed vigour and vitality in being surrounded by children all day.

Working with young people is unpredictable and although many child care workers develop an ability to adapt to changing environments, within the child care field, it can be an asset for to have a flexible personality when looking after minors.
Karl Sagan Profile
Karl Sagan answered

A degree in education or in psychology. He has to love kids and be ready for big stress. In some daycares, only professionals work. My kid is already at school, but my nephew is going to Infant Day Care Brooklyn - All daycare providers are real professionals. They provide different classes for school preparation and art education. They know how to solve conflicts and make children feel like they are at home.

Michaela Drake Profile
Michaela Drake answered
You would need a genuine love of children above everything else! But also if you are planning on working as a Nanny then you would need to be flexible, adaptable and easy-going as things are more unpredictable in that line of work!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Patience would be your main strength.  Not only in dealing with the children but in dealing with the parents.

Problem solving skills
and be able to be flexible.... Not only physically but with your schedule because with children things always change

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