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Linda Joy

Personal Details

Reference # 201-12341
Name Linda Joy
Nationality South African
Age 41
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages English, 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)1997 Opel Corsa
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 1996

Education

Secondary EducationPort Shepstone High School - 1996
Tertiary Education London Montessori Centre - Montessori Directress Certificate - 1998.
First aid TrainingYes

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingI have been doing occasional babysitting since 2006.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?She has 2 children, 1 boy who 4 years old, and 1 girl who was 8 years old when i started.
What were your duties?My duties are ensuring that they eat, bath, and go to bed on time, as well as keeping them entertained by playing games with them.
  

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingI have been doing occasional babysitting for her since 2006.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?She has 2 boys who were 5 and 8 years old when I started.
What were your duties?My duties were to check and assist the one boys insulin level since he is diabetic, play games with them, swim with them, and made they sure that they ate.
  

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingI have been doing occasional babysitting for Erica since 2009.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?She has one daughter who was 12 years old when I started.
What were your duties?My duties were to help her with her studies, make sure she has her breaks and snacks as she has ADHD, occasional taking and fetching her from school as well as take her to extra murals.
  

Reference 4:

Period and reason for leavingI have been occasional babysitting for Linda since 1993.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?She has 2 children, one boy who was a newborn when I started and is now 17 years old, and one girl who was also a newborn when I started and is now 16 years old.
What were your duties?My duties were to change nappies, bath them and feed them when they were babies, and now I make sure that their homework is done, take them to friends and extra murals.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

JOHANNESBURG
Johannesburg East Rand
Johannesburg Sandton

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 childcare as I was interested in childcare from a young age. I am interested in au pairing and babysitting because I love being around children as it is fun and active.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?The youngest child I have cared for is a newborn.
What activities are you involved in?Activities i am involved in is taking care of my animals and husband. I also enjoy horse riding, fishing, and dancing.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?In my spare time I usually taking my dogs for walks, go to dog shows, reading and dancing.
What are your interests?I am interested in life and new experiences.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?I enjoy seeing children´s outlook on life as they are still optimistic and they always find a reason to be happy in life etc.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Actives I enjoy doing with children is anything that they enjoy doing, no matter what it is, whether its reading, walking around outside or listening to music - as it is all new.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?It depends on the type of emergency, i would first access the situation, and would notify the correct people and parents.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?I haven´t encountered any difficult situations.
What is your approach to discipline?My approach to discipline depends on the parents, as you have to keep within the guidelines and methods the parents use, as if you use other methods it confuses the child,

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?If a 2 year old was throwing a tantrum, I would pick them up and put them in the naughty corner.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?If a 5 year old was drawing on a wall I would take the crayon away from them and explain to them that they not allowed to draw on a wall etc, then I would assist the child in cleaning the wall.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?If and 8 year old was refusing to do their homework I would try and make it fun and exciting.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I am comfortable working with children of any age.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?Yes I still do occasional babysitting for Monique, Linda, Erica and Jean.
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 easy going, relaxed and flexible person who enjoys the outdoors.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastOats / porrige / cereal
LunchSandwich / 2 minute noodles / pasta / cold meats and sald
DinnerMeat, vegetable and rice / vegtable pasta / stew
SnackFruit
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?I am uncomfortable cooking organs.
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 married to my step father, I have a step brother who is 36 years old and my step sister is 42 years old. I spent most of my time with my grandparents. I am very close to my husbands family.

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