Child Care Attendant
With more parents travelling with their young children, it has become a priority for higher-end hotels and resorts to provide childcare services within the property. This value-added service is offered so that parents can enjoy some leisure time, knowing their children are safe, well cared for and within the premises of the hotel.
As a Child Care Attendant, you need to be responsible for the care and safety of children in the playroom or play area of the hotel or property. When children are handed to your care you need to keep them engaged and interested in various activities within the confines of the playroom. You will also need to maintain paperwork for all the children in your care including their allergies and dietary restrictions.
You may start off as an assistant and then progress to the position of Child Care Attendant. Keep in mind that your conduct, how you have been received by guests and recommendations you have received will matter significantly when determining if you are suitable to work in this position.
Knowledge & Skills
The basic requirement for this position is an Ordinary Level qualification. A preschool or Montessori qualification will also be expected by most organisations. Fluency in the English language is a must and proficiency in a foreign language would be a bonus.
- An aptitude for working with children
- A cheerful disposition
- Effective communication
- Ability to adapt
Finding and retaining reliable Child Care Attendants is a challenge that many hotels face. Employers will be looking at specific education, certifications, and experience levels, and they will expect you to have an understanding of child development. Training in early childhood education will ensure that you are sensitive and responsive to the needs and personalities of children placed in your care.
Minding and caring for children takes a lot of patience and a special set of skills. Therefore, it is generally a well-paid position. In Sri Lanka, the salary for this can range from Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000.
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