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Shenya Leigh

Personal Details

Reference # 201-11355
Name Shenya Leigh
Nationality South African
Age 29
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages English(1st), Basic Afrikaans(understand)

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)2002 Corsa 1.6 sports model
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?2009

Education

Secondary Education

Intech College (Home schooling) - 2008.

Tertiary EducationBoston City - Diploma in Sports Management -2009
First aid TrainingYes I completed it September 2009.

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingI have been working for Norman from February 2010. I haven't left yet, but I am unhappy with the position so am looking for a better opportunity.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?He has 2 children - twin boys aged 11 years old.
What were your duties?My duties are to fetch boys from school, assist with homework, take them to extra murals, and dentist appointment etc, and take domestic worker grocery shopping.
  

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingI worked for Tracey from 2007 to 2008. I left because of better opportunities.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?I coached 10 and 15 girls aged between 10 and 13 years old.
What were your duties?My duties were to coach soccer.
  

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingI have been working for Ricardo since January 2010.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?I coach 12 boys between 2 and 4 years old.
What were your duties?My duties are to coach soccer.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

JOHANNESBURG
Johannesburg East Rand

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 through coaching soccer. 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 6 months.
What activities are you involved in?Activities I am involved in is playing soccer up to 4 times a week, as well as indoor cricket once a week.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?In my spare time I coach children aged between 2 and 8 years old on a Saturday morning for a company called Little Kickers.
What are your interests?My interests are writing, drawing, soccer and children.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?What I like most about child care is seeing them grow and develop,
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Activities I enjoy doing with children are anything to do with the outdoors. I am quite artistic so enjoy painting, drawing etc Going on outings, like the zoo, or to a park or movies
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?In a case of an emergency I would contact the parents immediately.
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 one of the twins fell at school and cut his leg open. His father was unable to fetch him, so I fetched him from school, and took him to the hospital. We sat there for roughly 4 hours until he received 14 stitches in his knee.
What is your approach to discipline?I believe discipline is completely to the parents consent. And the child should have a structured routine.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?If a 2 year old was throwing a tantrum I would ignore the behaviour.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?If a 5 year old was drawing on a wall, I would tell them to stop and explain why its wrong.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?If an 8 year old was refusing to do their homework, i would take away a privilege until their homework is complete.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I am most comfortable caring for children 7 years and up.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?Yes I do.
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 outgoing, sporty, active, friendly and a go-getter.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)No but I am willing to learn to cook.
BreakfastCereal / toast
LunchSandwich / noodles - anything quick and easy
DinnerPasta / Spaghetti
SnackFruit 
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?There inst anything that 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 got divorced when I was 3. I have 2 half brothers (7, and 29) years old, and a half sister who is 26 years old. My mom is a hairdresser, and my dad is a car sales men. My moms side of the family is very close.

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