Babysitters care for children on an ongoing and short-term basis at home or in the children's homes.
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to supervise and care for children in the absence of regular caregivers
- Manual dexterity to bathe, dress and feed infants and children
- Social interest in assisting children with their needs while providing care
- Methodical interest in copying to perform housekeeping duties, prepare infant formulas, change diapers and prepare meals according to employers' instructions
- Directive interest in handling the organization of activities such as games and outings to provide amusement and exercise
3Near and far vision
4Other body positions
1Upper limb co-ordination
L1Regulated inside climate
- Completion of secondary school may be required.
- Child-care or household management experience may be required.
- Demonstrated ability to perform work is usually required.
- First aid certification and CPR training may be required.
There is mobility among occupations in the 6474 group.
Companions and foster parents (in 6471 Visiting Homemakers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations)
Day-care workers (in 4214 Early Childhood Educators and Assistants)