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Natascha

Personal Details

Reference # 201-11334
Name Natascha
Nationality Caucation
Age 31
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages Afrikaans , English

Requirements

1.Do you have at least 1 years child care experience with contactable references?Yes
2.Do you have your own reliable child safe vehicle (ie seat belts all round) and a valid South African driving license?Yes
3.Have you completed your Matric or Gr.12 equivalent?Yes
4.Do you hold a valid First Aid/CPR Certificate?
Yes
5.Is your criminal record clear(ie. no criminal record)Yes
6.Are you in good health?Yes
7.Do you have a friendly, outgoing, caring and patient personality?Yes
8.Are you relatively active and enjoy being outdoors?Yes
9.Do you love being around children and enjoy doing creative activities with them?Yes

Transport

Do you have a drivers license?Yes
If yes, do you have a vehicle?Yes
If yes, is your vehicle roadworthy?Yes
If yes, specify your transport (Specify year and model or public)2005 Hyundai gets
Do you have seat belts all round?Yes
Have you ever been in an accident where you were driving and it was your fault?No
How long have you been driving for?May 2006

Education

Secondary EducationHoërskool Jeugland - 2006
Tertiary Education Intec - Currently studying Business Management
First aid TrainingYes but need a refresher course.
Other trainingI completed an Au pair training workshop in 2007 before I went to au pair overseas.

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingI have been working for Christelle since February 2009.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?She has one boy who was 8 years old when I started.
What were your duties?My duties are washing, helping with homework , playing games and taking them to and from extra mural activities.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

Other

Availability

Au Pair availability:

Availability Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
6am-12pm              
12pm-6pm    
6pm-6am    

Babysitting availability:

Availability Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
6am-12pm              
12pm-6pm              
6pm-6am

Availability Questions

Salary expectations

Full timeNegotiable
Part timeNegotiable

Questions

How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I got involved in child care when I went abroad for a year. I am interested in au pairing/babysitting now because I love children.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?The youngest child I have cared for is 3 years old.
What activities are you involved in?Activities I am involved in are netball and action Cricket.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?In my spare time I love to cook, and play with my dogs. I also like to exercise and read when I get a chance.
What are your interests?My interests are cooking, sport, animals and nature.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?What I like most about childcare is that you get to build a relationship with the child as well as the parents. I also like the fact that you help that child to grow and to learn.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Activities I enjoy doing with children are painting, building puzzles, playing video games, reading, playing board games and many other educational games. I especially like doing creative activities with children.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?In case of an emergency I would first make sure the child is safe, then I would call the police and nearest available person that will be able to assist me with the emergency.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?The most difficult situation I have ever encountered was when the boy I cared for in America broke his leg. I dealt with it by taking him to the nearest hospital and explain to the parent what happened.
What is your approach to discipline?My approach to discipline is very strict as I come from a very disciplined home, so I will always teach children discipline if I feel they lack or need it. I like it when children are polite and say please and thank you .

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?if a 2 year old was throwing a tantrum, I would talk calmly and nicely to the child and tell them that what they are doing is wrong. I will of course handle the child with patience .
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?If a 5 year old was drawing on a wall I would tell the child that they must stop doing that and that it is very wrong to do that. I will then ask the child why they did that, then I would get the child to help me clean it up.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?If an 8 year old was refusing to do their homework, I would take away privileges until homework is done.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I am most comfortable working with children between the ages of 2-16 years old.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?Yes, I still work for Christelle Louw in the afternoons.
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?No I don't have any children of my own.
Please tell us a bit more about how you would describe yourself?I would describe myself as patient and caring. I love the outdoors and I have a big love for animals. I love to cook and bake and I am very neat .
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes I can cook.
BreakfastEggs / toast / cereal / French toast
LunchToasted sandwich / pancakes / scones
DinnerMacaroni and cheese / lasagne
SnackYoghurt / cheese / cookies
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?No, there isn't anything I am uncomfortable cooking.
Please tell us a bit more about your family? Eg. Do you have brothers and sisters? How old are they? What do your parents do?Are your parents still married? etc.My parents are still married, my father works in Ellisras and comes home on weekends. My mother and brother will be moving to Ellisras soon. I have 1 brother who is currently in grade 12 this year. 

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