The Babysitting Experience

Children are bundles of joy and turning our love for kids into a career choice can be the most rewarding experience. Here are few things you’ll need to kickstart your nanny/babysitting journey:

Education/Qualifications
There’s a range of childcare courses that nannies and babysitters may need to undertake to gain qualifications. Here are some Early Childhood Education and Children’s Services Courses available in NSW.

Certificate or Diploma in Children’s Services
– TAFE: Northern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Sydney
– Contact Lady Gowrie Child Centres

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood
Macquarie University, Sydney.

Work Experience 
With every community/care service job, you’ll need to get a Working With Children’s check and police check.

There are a number of police check providers online making it very easy to optain a police check certificate without much hassle. The best provider I have found is National Crime check. See https://www.nationalcrimecheck.com.au/ for more information

The best agency to kick start your work experience is http://www.mumsbestfriend.com.au/services-for-nannies which has all the forms and slips you’ll need before you complete your hours.