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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

  • $27,079

    Average Salary

What Does An In-Home Childcare Provider Do

Childcare workers provide care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They attend to children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten or help older children with homework.

Duties

Childcare workers typically do the following:

  • Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care
  • Prepare and organize mealtimes and snacks for children
  • Help children keep good hygiene
  • Change the diapers of infants and toddlers
  • Organize activities or implement a curriculum that allows children to learn about the world and explore their interests
  • Develop schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring the problems to the attention of their parents
  • Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interests

Childcare workers read and play with babies and toddlers to introduce basic concepts, such as manners. For example, they teach young children how to share and take turns by playing games with other children.

Childcare workers often help preschool-age children prepare for kindergarten. Young children learn from playing, solving problems, questioning, and experimenting. Childcare workers use play and other instructional techniques to help children’s development. For example, they use storytelling and rhyming games to teach language and vocabulary. They may help improve children’s social skills by having them work together to build something in a sandbox. Childcare workers may teach math by having children count when building with blocks. They also involve the children in creative activities, such as art, dance, and music.

Childcare workers can also watch school-age children before and after school. They often help these children with homework and may take them to afterschool activities, such as sports practices and club meetings.

During the summer, when children are out of school, childcare workers may watch older children as well as younger ones for the entire day while the parents are at work.

The following are examples of types of childcare workers:

Childcare center workers work in teams in childcare centers that offer programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start. They often work with preschool teachers and teacher assistants to teach children through a structured curriculum. They prepare daily and long-term schedules of activities to stimulate and educate the children in their care. They also monitor and keep records of the children’s progress.

Family childcare providers care for children in the providers’ own homes during traditional working hours. They need to ensure that their homes and all staff they employ meet the regulations for family childcare providers.

In addition, family childcare providers perform tasks related to running their business. For example, they write contracts that set rates of pay, when payment can be expected, and the number of hours children can be in care. Furthermore, they establish policies about issues including whether sick children can be in their care, who can pick children up, and how behavioral issues will be dealt with. Family childcare providers frequently spend some of their time marketing their services to prospective families.

Nannies work in the homes of the children they care for and the parents that employ them. Most often, they work full time for one family. They may be responsible for driving children to school, appointments, or afterschool activities. Some live in the homes of the families that employ them.

Babysitters, like nannies, work in the homes of the children in their care. However, they work for many families instead of just one. In addition, they generally do not work full time, but rather take care of the children on occasional nights and weekends when parents have other obligations.

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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.

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.

Training

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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Average Length of Employment
Daycare Owner 5.6 years
Day Care Provider 4.3 years
Child Care Sitter 3.1 years
Child Caregiver 2.4 years
Child Caretaker 2.2 years
Child Care Worker 2.1 years
Child Care Aide 2.0 years
Day Care Worker 1.8 years
Top Careers Before In-Home Childcare Provider
Cashier 18.3%
Volunteer 5.2%
Internship 5.0%
Teller 3.5%
Server 3.4%
Teacher 3.2%
Waitress 3.1%
Hostess 2.8%
Secretary 2.2%
Top Careers After In-Home Childcare Provider
Cashier 13.2%
Internship 5.1%
Teacher 4.7%
Server 4.3%
Volunteer 4.2%
Teller 3.2%
Nanny 3.0%

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In-Home Childcare Provider Demographics

Gender

Female

89.0%

Male

9.0%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

10.7%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.8%

French

7.8%

German

3.2%

Italian

2.4%

Arabic

1.9%

Russian

1.6%

Portuguese

1.6%

Chinese

1.5%

Mandarin

1.2%

Polish

1.2%

Tagalog

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Romanian

0.6%

Swahili

0.5%

Cantonese

0.5%

Greek

0.5%

Hindi

0.5%

Korean

0.4%

Ukrainian

0.4%

Thai

0.4%
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In-Home Childcare Provider Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.4%

Ashford University

10.7%

Liberty University

10.0%

Grand Canyon University

7.1%

Kaplan University

6.7%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

5.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.2%

Michigan State University

3.6%

American InterContinental University

3.4%

University of Northern Iowa

3.1%

Texas State University

3.1%

Des Moines Area Community College

3.0%

Mississippi State University

2.8%

Iowa State University

2.8%

Strayer University

2.7%

Walden University

2.6%

Kirkwood Community College

2.5%

University of Connecticut

2.5%

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

2.5%

Middle Tennessee State University

2.5%
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Majors

Business

13.2%

Psychology

10.9%

Nursing

8.8%

Early Childhood Education

7.5%

Medical Assisting Services

6.6%

Health Care Administration

5.8%

Criminal Justice

5.6%

General Studies

5.3%

Human Development

4.4%

Elementary Education

4.0%

Education

3.9%

Human Services

3.3%

Social Work

3.2%

Nursing Assistants

3.1%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Accounting

2.8%

Communication

2.3%

Sociology

2.1%

English

2.1%

Biology

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

34.8%

Bachelors

32.5%

Associate

15.8%

Masters

6.8%

Certificate

6.3%

Diploma

2.6%

License

0.9%

Doctorate

0.3%
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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
Childcare Provider Charles Montoya Port Chester, NY Nov 02, 2015 $20,870
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

  1. Childcare Provider
  2. Child
  3. Safe Environment
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  • Developed & implemented individual childcare contracts with written agreement signed by parents & childcare provider
  • Transported school-aged children to and from school and provided after-school educational and social opportunities.
  • Provided structured and nurturing childcare to countless families, by implementing behavior plans and providing a safe environment
  • Coordinated and implemented daily activities Maintained a sanitary environment Provided supervision and structure to young children
  • Provide additional aid by assisting personal hygiene, transportation to/from daycare and medical administering assigned prescription drugs.

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