Achieving a qualification in child care will not only give you the upper hand as a candidate looking for an au pair job, but will also assist you in becoming a better employee if you are already employed in an existing child care role.

Being empowered with child care courses will not only give your prospective family assurance in your ability to care for their small treasures, but will also give you the confidence to care for children in the best way possible. Looking after someone’s most cherished person can be somewhat stressful, however by completing a course in child care, you will learn how to handle various situations that you may encounter as an au pair.

How to choose the right child care course for you:

When researching the various institutions and their offerings within South Africa, you will be able to select between full time courses, as well as part time courses if you are not able to take time off during the week, depending on your host family’s requirements. Child care courses vary from practical to theoretical training with course manuals to refer back to when required. Courses range from 4 to 10 weeks, depending on the type of course and start from around R1 300 per course.

Which child care courses are available:

There are a variety of child care courses that you can choose from, such as:

  • General Care
  • HIV Education
  • Personal hygiene
  • Safety around the home
  • Nutrition
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Stimulation
  • Age appropriate activities
  • Caring for a sick baby or child
  • Emergency planning

Where to take a course in child care:

A number of training institutions offer comprehensive child care courses, including:

When selecting a course request references of the intuitions, as well as the qualifications of the lecturers or trainers. Make sure that you fully understand the level and credibility of qualification that you will obtain. Ensure that the course is suitable for you and is on par with the general standard of candidates. If you are looking for more information or searching for au pairing jobs, contact Fab* Au Pair Agency

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