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Career Story: Home Daycare Provider

Home Daycare Provider

Job Title: Home Daycare Provider

Type of Company: I provide childcare for working parents.

Education: High School Graduate

Previous Experience: I have worked in day care centers since I graduated from high school.

Job Tasks: I provide day care in my home for the children of working parents. I care for infants, toddlers and school-age children. For the infants I have to change their diapers, give them their bottles and feed them their food, if they are eating yet. I also have to make sure they get some play time too! The toddlers are pretty much the same but move much more than infants and can get into trouble or get hurt. They also need playtime. They even play outside! For the school-age children, I need to make sure they eat breakfast and don't miss the bus. I also get them off the bus at the end of the school day.

The parents drop their children off at my house in the morning, go to work and then pick the children up after they are done working. To do all this I need a special license from the state. I had to fill out an application, have a check-up from my doctor and get my fingerprints taken at a local police department. Then I had to have my house inspected to be sure it was safe to have children here.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is watching the children grow! I love watching them learn new skills like walking, talking, tying their shoes, writing their names or even riding a bike without training wheels for the first time.

The worst part of my job is cranky or sick kids or kids who misbehave. I also don't like waking up early for the kids to get here!

Job Tips: I would make sure you go to college for a few years before you start doing day care or any other career. It's a lot harder to do after you have already been working a full time job. If you are considering working with kids be sure its really what you want to do. It's important that kids have the same people around all the time.

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