These signs can range from being afraid to eat, crying more frequently than usual, refusing to sit or stand up, whining a lot, or fussing over nothing, being aggressive or fighting with other children, or pets, not eating or using the toilet, and so on. If you notice any of these signs, it is imperative that you should bring the child immediately to the attention of a professional childcare worker.
Day in the Life of an In-Home Child Care Provider
Another aspect of a childcare provider’s responsibilities is to be sensitive and empathetic to the needs of the child. Children do not speak for themselves. They need to be heard and understood by their caregivers. This includes understanding that they may feel embarrassed or frustrated by certain things that they see, hear, or taste in the nursery or play area. In addition to listening to them, the caregiver should encourage the child to ask questions, try new things, and make mistakes.
Finally, the childcare provider is also responsible to ensure that the child is not exposed to too much stress. This means ensuring that the child’s environment is safe, clean, and free from germs and other hazards. It also means keeping track of the child’s health and safety.