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Amanda

Personal Details

Reference # 201-12334
Name Amanda
Nationality South African
Age 31
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages English and Afrikaans

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)1996 Honda Accent / 1990 Mercedes 230E
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?I have been driving since February 2007.

Education

Secondary EducationClapham High School - 2006
Tertiary EducationTucks - Audiology 
First aid TrainingYes but needs to be renewed.
Other trainingNo I don't have any other training.

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingI worked for Shelly from April 2007 to May 2008. My reason for leaving was due to visa expiring.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?She had one girl who was 18 months old when I started.
What were your duties?My duties were to get her ready in the morning, giving her breakfast, taking her to her activities, changing nappies, putting her down for naps, organizing play dates, doing child's laundry, bathing her, reading to her and doing stimulating activities with her.
  

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingI worked for Kay from June 2008 to March 2009. I still help her out occasionally now with babysitting.My reason for leaving was due to starting to study.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?She had 2 children, a girl who was 13 years old and a boy who was 6 years old when I started.
What were your duties?My duties were fetching them from school, taking them to extra murals, feeding them, helping them with homework, and entertaining them.
  

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingI worked part time for Ilse from November 2008 to May 2009. I then worked full time as a teacher from June 2009 to December 2009. My reason for leaving was due to my course starting this year for audiology.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?I worked in the morning with the toddlers (2 to 2.5 years old), and in the afternoons the babies (3 months 1 years old).
What were your duties?My duties were planing activities for the class, admin work, giving medicine when required, potty training, changing nappies, putting them down for their naps, and feeding them lunch and snacks.
  

Reference 4:

Period and reason for leavingI started in February 2011 - Present, I am still working for this family part-time.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?I look after 3 children, 6, 2 and 5 months old.
What were your duties?I have to fetch the children from school, provide lunch / dinner, do homework, fun activities (art, baking, crafts), other entertainment (going to the park, play dates), bathing, putting them to bed, making the baby's bottles and changing nappies.
  

Reference 5:

Period and reason for leavingMay (2011) to present
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?2 children, aged 1 and 2
What were your duties?Babysitting usually on weekend nights. From 18:00 to 23:00. Duties included feeding, changing nappies, playing games, and entertaining the children and putting them to bed.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

PRETORIA
Pretoria East
Pretoria Centurion

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 because of my mom and always being around children all the time. I am interested in au pairing and babysitting as I love children.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?The youngest child I have cared for is a newborn (my God child).
What activities are you involved in?Activities I am involved in is studying - I am a full time student.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?In my spare time I read, enjoy cooking, spend time with friends and watch movies.
What are your interests?My interests are childcare, audiology and meeting new people.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?What I like most about being apart of a child's life is the difference you can make in their lives.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Activities I enjoy doing with children are doing stimulating actives - by teaching them reading, working on gross motor and fine motor skills.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?In an emergency I would first see if I can fix the situation myself, if not I would phone medical services and parents.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?The most difficult situation I encountered was when a 3 year old boy who had AIDS fell off a jungle gym and was bleeding. I dealt with it but getting gloves, stopped the blood, then cleaned him up, and then the mom fetched him to take him to hospital.
What is your approach to discipline?My approach to discipline is time out and compromising with them.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?If a 2 year old was throwing a tantrum, I would go down to their level and explain to them in a firm voice that's enough etc, if they carry on I would tell them I am taking them away until they calm down etc.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?If a 5 year old was drawing on the wall, I would explain to them why it is wrong to draw on a wall and then I would get them to help me clean the wall. If they do it again, I would get them to clean the wall and sit in time out.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?If an 8 year old was refusing to do their homework I would explain to them why its important to do their homework etc. I would then give them an incentive to work towards, such as when they are done they can watch TV.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I am comfortable working with children from newborn to 10 years old.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?Yes I still help out Kay occasionally with babysitting.
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, compassionate, outgoing, friendly and playful person who is very creative.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes I can cook.
BreakfastCereal / eggs and toast / oats
LunchSandwich / chicken nuggets / noodles
DinnerMeat, vegetables and potatoes / spaghetti bolgnaise 
SnackFruit / yoghurt
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 mom is remarried, I have an older sister who is 23 years old and lives in America. My mom works in a call centre in Sandton. My family is very close and we love to do activities together on weekends etc.

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