Here’s a chit-chat topic for you and your friends when you sit for a cup of hot, pleasurable coffee: would you leave your child to a trained childcare personnel to keep and raise him properly?
I usually leave Matthew with his grandparents when me and my husband aren’t at home to take care of him, so I am not exactly a fan of kindergartens. However, I do respect the idea, and I can’t say I haven’t been giving it a thought as Matthew grows older. He’s young and in the beginning of developing his social behaviour, and the company of other children his age would help him best with it.
I came to think about this noble and very responsible profession, when the daughter of one of my friends expressed her desire to start a career as a child care person in a kindergarten. Young people are so full of energy, desires and vision, which normally makes you think they’ll start with the idea of saving lives as doctors, or maybe pursuing the hard path of building an empire in the corporate world, but to take care of a child before your natural time comes is rather intriguing. So from this point, the normal question pops in my mind: how such a young person who doesn’t have children of her own, can take care of one? Honestly, the thought of it kind of frightened me, but after she explained to me that there actually is a course that preps you for the job, I got relieved. I knew no one is that irresponsible.
After being successfully intrigued by the whole talk, I did a little research of my own. Damn, the world is developing so fast! I came across an actual childcare course, perfectly tailored to train interested students in becoming the nannies you would ask to pay for to take care of your child. The course offers a Diploma after finishing it and allows graduates to get instant employment as child care personnel. Moreover, the entire idea is developed quite well, so that you get to choose whether you’ll be working in direct contact with the children, or maybe pursue a job as a manager of a facility for children care.
Taking care of child development as a whole, is a very responsible task. While still little, with their minds not poisoned from all the things that surround us daily, children are very susceptible to influences, so their immediate environment is very important. Knowing what to say and what to skip, how to plan their time so they don’t get bored, and how to engage their minds in games and keep their attention, is not something we’re all good at. Which is why a childcare course is a must for anyone who wishes to start a career in the area. Students who enrol in these courses learn all kinds of techniques, such as how to develop creativity in children, how to nurture habits for healthy food and drinks, how to work in teams with other children, how to analyse things and basically everything a childcare person needs to know to be able to help in the process of raising a child.
All this only proves that taking care of children is a rather full-time job. The fact that this is taken seriously makes me very happy, and a lot of other newbie-mummies out there, very relieved. Because when you have to leave your child with someone else for an entire day, the little fear that something may go wrong is always in your head. This way, you can at least do your job knowing that the people you leave your precious with, are trained to deal with all kinds of situations. What a relieve, ha?