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Working As An In-Home Childcare Provider

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People

  • $19,510

    Average Salary

What Does An In-Home Childcare Provider Do At Iowa Employer

* Maintain a safe play environment.
* Dress children and change diapers.
* Observe and monitor children's play activities.
* Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues
* Sanitize toys and play equipment.
* Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.
* Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.
* Assist in preparing food and serving meals and refreshments to children
* Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
* Read to children and teach them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs.
* Regulate children's rest periods
* Perform general administrative tasks, such as taking attendance, editing internal paperwork, and making phone calls.
* Perform housekeeping duties, such as laundry, cleaning, dish washing, and changing of linens.
* Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas.
* Equal Opportunity

What Does An In-Home Childcare Provider Do At Sitter

* Our home needs play date supervision, homework help, and travel support.
* It is preferable if you have personal transportation available.
* Our perfect applicant would have some relevant prior experience although this is not mandatory to work with us.
* Other Availability: We can likely accommodate other availability.
* Getting In Touch: Send me a message and I will follow

What Does An In-Home Childcare Provider Do At NHS Human Services, Inc.

Meeting Physical and Emotional needs of the child

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How To Become An In-Home Childcare Provider

Education and training requirements vary by setting, state, and employer. They range from no formal education to a certification in early childhood education.


Childcare workers must meet education and training requirements, which vary by state. Some states require these workers to have a high school diploma, but many states do not have any education requirements for entry-level positions. However, workers with postsecondary education or an early childhood education credential may be qualified for higher level positions.

Employers often prefer to hire workers with at least a high school diploma and, in some cases, some postsecondary education in early childhood education.

Workers in Head Start programs must at least be enrolled in a program in which they will earn a postsecondary degree in early childhood education or a child development credential.

States do not regulate educational requirements for nannies. However, some employers may prefer to hire workers with at least some formal instruction in childhood education or a related field, particularly when they will be hired as full-time nannies.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many states require childcare centers, including those in private homes, to be licensed. To qualify for licensure, staff must pass a background check, have a complete record of immunizations, and meet a minimum training requirement. Some states require staff to have certifications in CPR and first aid.

Some states and employers require childcare workers to have a nationally recognized credential. Most often, states require the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential offered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Obtaining the CDA credential requires coursework, experience in the field, and a period during which the applicant is observed while working with children. The CDA credential is valid for 3 years and requires renewal.

Some states recognize the Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) designation offered by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Some of the requirements needed to obtain the CCP are that the candidate must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, have experience in the field, take courses in early childhood education, and pass an exam. The CCP accreditation requires renewal every 2 years through the CCP maintenance process.

The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) offers a nationally recognized accreditation for family childcare providers. This accreditation requires training and experience in the field, as well as a period during which the applicant is observed while working with children.


Many states and employers require providers to complete some training before beginning work. Also, many states require staff in childcare centers to complete a minimum number of hours of training annually. Training may include information about basic care of babies, such as how to warm a bottle, and customer-service skills.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Childcare workers must be able to talk with parents and colleagues about the progress of the children in their care. They need good speaking skills to provide this information effectively and good listening skills to understand parents’ instructions.

Decisionmaking skills. Good judgment is necessary for childcare workers so they can respond to emergencies or difficult situations.

Instructional skills. Childcare workers need to be able to explain things in terms young children can understand.

Interpersonal skills. Childcare workers need to work well with people to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.

Patience. Working with children can be frustrating, so childcare workers need to be able to respond to overwhelming and difficult situations calmly.

Physical stamina. Working with children can be physically taxing, so childcare workers should have a lot of energy.

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Real In-Home Childcare Provider Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Company Childcare Provider Eric Wechsler, Md, Inc. Newport Beach, CA Jan 03, 2016 $31,512
Housekeeper/Childcare Provider Michael Auerbach New York, NY Nov 01, 2010 $27,569
Housekeeper/Childcare Provider Stephanie M. Beard Silver Spring, MD Jun 22, 2011 $26,776
Housekeeper/Childcare Provider Stephanie M. Beard Silver Spring, MD Oct 24, 2008 $26,776
Bilingual Childcare Provider Russell McBride New York, NY Mar 01, 2015 $26,088
Housekeeper/Childcare Provider Michael Auerbach New York, NY Oct 29, 2008 $20,453
Housekeeper/Childcare Provider Michael Auerbach New York, NY Sep 26, 2008 $20,453

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Top Skills for An In-Home Childcare Provider


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Top In-Home Childcare Provider Skills

  1. Childcare Provider
  2. Child Care
  3. Daily Activities
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Functioned as independent childcare provider under the supervision of USAF local coordinator.
  • Set up and created documents and contracts for parents to sign prior to their child attending my child care.
  • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
  • Completed all required training and evaluations to acquire a Colorado state Daycare Providers license.
  • Ensured fun and safe play environment for 10 or more children ages 18 months to 5 years old.

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