Barnar­dos needs care­givers

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Barnar­dos is looking for peo­ple to pro­vide home­based care and ed­u­ca­tion for chil­dren.

Team leader Jody Dodd-McGerty says more peo­ple are needed to sign up as KidS­tart care­givers.

Care­givers can pro­vide care and ed­u­ca­tion for up to four preschool chil­dren at home, in- clud­ing any chil­dren of their own.

A health check is done to make sure the en­vi­ron­ment is up to safety stan­dards and the ap­pli­cant has to do a med­i­cal check, po­lice check and pro­vide ref­er­ees.

The house also needs a fenced out­door play area.

Those who are suc- cess­ful com­plete a train­ing course over two weeks and do a first aid course.

Once qual­i­fied, they are self-em­ployed and con­tract to Barnar­dos for KidS­tart and are able to choose what days and what hours they work, says Ms Dodd-McGerty.

For more in­for­ma­tion phone 624-5961.

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