Many families find that they are no longer able to afford costs if only one spouse is working. In this situation, many parents turn to non-parental child care services. There are a number of arrangements that are needed that include the involvement of nannies and babysitters. Millions of children in the United States and many other countries need babysitters because both parents need to work, so they can cover the family needs. Although nannies and babysitters have become real requirements in modern lives, we should be aware of the likely effects in the cognitive and behavioral developments among children.
Mediocre care by nannies and babysitters could cause social issues and development delays among children. In this situation, hiring improperly trained nannies and babysitters could lead to real problems for the whole family. It is important that parents are able to choose the right caregivers for their children. However, this may not be an easy thing to do. It may be necessary for parents to terminate multiple nannies and babysitters, before they come up with the right one. There are ads that we can find on the Internet and newspapers. There are different formats of caregiver services for children.
Some caregivers are willing to provide full time or part-time in-home solutions. Off home caregiving services include all-day school programs, care centers and others can also provide good education programs for our children. Infants and toddlers can have very fine instinct; it is important that we choose the proper nannies and babysitters. It is obviously not enough to have only a 10-minute interview with the nanny. Although the nanny or babysitter is experience and skilled; we should also make sure that our children can form a kind of “chemistry” with the person. Despite their experiences, there are reasons why we shouldn’t accept a nanny or babysitter.
Our decision depends on what we are looking for, but we should make sure that we are giving the best for our children. There are multiple factors why these caregiving professionals can be considered ideal or not ideal. But, often the most important factor is to make sure that the nanny really matches with the whole family members. Although nannies and babysitters often have multiple skills; their primary function is still to care for our children in the most appropriate way. It is important not to tell babysitter to do things outside her expertise, such cleaning toilets, making the beds and doing general housekeeping tasks.
If nannies and babysitters do things unrelated to their primary functions; it is possible that our children will be seriously affected. As an example, our children could be “parked” for an hour or more in front of the TV. This is a less than stimulating activity and won’t do good to the overall development of our children. Babysitters have the main role to take care of our children and stimulate their overall development. In fact, if the babysitter is professional enough, she will voluntary perform light housekeeping tasks without being told, while making sure that our children will continue to obtain the most appropriate educational level.