Childcare, Education & Health
Childcare, education and health are important in everyday life, but even more so when you are on your travels. Families, especially those with small children often need help with childcare during their holidays and nanny, tutor, Au Pair and nursing jobs offer the chance to be in the profession you want and see the world at the same time.
As each job role has its own specific qualifications and skills, the requirements depend on the job role applied for.
There are no formal degree requirements to become a nanny, but certifications in childcare development can improve the chance of career advancement. Every family will have their own expectations for experience and skills, although basic CPR and first aid certification are usually required.
Applicants for nanny roles must have a clean criminal record and test negative for drugs. They must also have good communication skills, patience and have the stamina to look after high-energy children.
Tutors do not need a degree-level education, but many tutors enter the field after higher education. Some families may require teaching certificates while passing a background check and drug screening is mandatory. Tutors can focus on a specific subject or spread their knowledge over multiple subjects and must be able to develop a rapport with students, have excellent communication skills and have a good understanding of the subject matter.
An au pair is responsible for caring for the host family’s children with everyday tasks including meal preparation, helping the children with school and other tasks, planning fun games and activities and washing and folding the children’s laundry. As such, every family will have their own requirements for an au pair, but previous experience of looking after children is usually required, while others will be eager for applicants to have a valid driver’s licence, be in good health and have at least a secondary school education.
To become a registered nurse, you will need a degree in nursing, and you must be licenced. Licence requirements vary by location with UK based nurses needing to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and US-based nurses needing to complete requirements according to the state.