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How to be Self Satisfied on Being a Nanny

If you are really satisfied of being a nanny and have a big enthusiasm and interest on this field, then there are  lot of things that you have to be aware of. If you really love to be with children and capable of  spending the whole day without getting angry on their disobedience and have the strength to tolerate the naughty things they do, then this will be the ideal job in Calgary for you.

Not like many other jobs there are no specific educational requirements & experience to be a nanny. It depends on the requirements of the family that you are being hired by. Sometimes they may ask for special  training and education in early childhood education. Sometimes they may ask for a high school degree with several years of experience. Sometimes they may only see whether you have the sufficient experience of taking care of your own baby at your home. It depends on their attitudes and their needs.   Anyhow, it is better for you to have obtained paper qualifications related to this area, since you can go for higher salaries then, as there is a big demand for nannies in Calgary now.

In nanny supervisory levels, you are requested to undertake most of the household tasks, such as preparing meals, washing clothes, taking the child to the school and other activities etc. It depends on your job status and you have to discuss on your work schedule with  parents and see whether you are satisfied with the work schedule.

Try to enhance your knowledge and qualifications in child care. Most families in Calgary would expect their nanny to be a well educated lady with high proficiencies. Apart from feeding and taking care of their children they will expect you to teach them and to give them a good moral influence as well. To fulfill that need you have to be qualified yourself, otherwise you will be limited to a small area.  Therefore make an effort to follow special courses in child care, first aid, child psychology and try to acquire paper qualifications as well. Sometimes you may find it  difficult to maintain your own family life in a satisfactory level, if you are hired as a full time nanny. But with having a great interest and the positive attitude towards this unique job you can avoid such negative thoughts and you will able to convert it to a pleasing experience.