CHAP (Childcare Aptitude Profile) - Sample Report

Report for: Deb
Completed on: November 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

detailed results
strengths & limitations

Individuals who wish to pursue a career in childcare need to possess the right skills and personality profile, including a good work ethic, strong people skills, a diligent approach to tasks and duties, and a healthy mindset. Parents are also more likely to choose nannies whose values on childcare match their own. This test will provide insight into Deb's strengths and assets as a nanny, and highlight areas where s/he may need to develop and improve in order to be the best nanny possible.

The type below is Deb's "nanny" style. It's based on parenting style theories that encourage caregivers to be responsive yet firm.

Personality Type: Authoritative Style

Deb's childcare style falls into the authoritative category, which means s/he is both firm and responsive. S/he sets firm rules and standards for children, but also allows some freedom within these limits when the situation calls for it. S/he likely has a very warm and supportive relationship with the children s/he takes care of, but s/he also sets clear standards for their conduct.

Guided by his/her unconditional regard, Deb accepts children for who they are and supports them no matter what. S/he encourages individuality, autonomy and open communication, therefore children likely feel very comfortable opening up to him/her if they have a problem, concern, or just simply feel like talking. Authoritative nannies only intervene when necessary. However, when conflicts arise, they openly discuss the problem, and reason with children to achieve adherence to rules, rather than emphasizing blind obedience. Nonetheless, like most authoritative childcare workers, Deb believes that s/he should always have the last word, and will not allow himself/herself to be manipulated or controlled by children.

Being an attentive and available caregiver has many positive effects on growing children. Children will trust their caregiver(s) to be there when needed, and will grow up with higher self-esteem and confidence. They know they have a family they can count on, and this will positively filter through all aspects of their life. These child-centered strategies are loving, but also firm. In other words, an Authoritative caregiver provides a balanced environment for children, allowing them room to grow, make mistakes, and learn from their life experiences, all the while providing them with supervision and support they need.