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Albertina

Personal Details

Reference # 201-12845
Name Albertina
Nationality South African
Age 31
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages 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? If No, please click here to take part in a course near you.Yes, I do have a valid first aid.
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)Ford Fiesta 2007 5 door
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
If yes please describe the accident and when it happenedN/a
How long have you been driving for?Since 2008.

Education

Secondary EducationMatriculated 2008 Rhenish Girls´ High Stellenbosch. Matric exemption
Tertiary Education

Early Childhood Education Boland College Stellenbosch 2nd Year: Level 4

Daily programs for Grade R's

Working with 0 - 5 years old

Preparing of lessons for children

Child stimulation

Holistic lifestyle 

Literacy and numeracy 

Health and Hygiene 

Working with Aids and HIV children 

First aid Training(If no, please fill in the application form for the course byclicking here, we cannot register you if have not done or do not complete a first aid course)Yes, I do have first aid.
Other trainingNo, other courses at the moment.

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingSince 2008 - current. I still assist with babysitting.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?Two boys, 5 and 7 years.
What were your duties?Playing with the children and making simple meals getting them ready for bed time, reading to them.
Your comments on the experience with this positionI have a lot of fun with the boys. They always enjoyed my company , playing lego, geometries, drawing etc.

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingSince January 2009 - current
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?2 boys, 5 years and 13years.
What were your duties?Play games, make simple meals, get the little one ready for bed.
Your comments on the experience with this positionI also really enjoyed my time looking after them, swimming , enjoying all their interesting pets that they have.

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingJanuary 2009 - current.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?6, 8 both boys.
What were your duties?Entertaining them, looking after them, playing games, put them to bed and read stories to them and stimulate them and supervise them. 
Your comments on the experience with this positionI really enjoy this position allot. I have no issues at all. 

Reference 4:

Period and reason for leavingSince January 2008 - current
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?1 boy aged 4 years old at the time.
What were your duties?Preparing easy meals for him, entertaining him, stimulating him ans supervising him.
Your comments on the experience with this positionI love looking after this little boy, I have no issues at all.

Reference 5:

Period and reason for leavingFebruary 2010 - current.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?30 children per class ages from 5 - 6 year old boys and girls.
What were your duties?I am an Assistant Teacher, Lessons i.e movement, music and numbers, morning ring, educational play and outside play and story time. Getting the classroom ready, setting up of activities for them, assisting them with certain activities and playing with them during break time and assisting them with all their needs. 
Your comments on the experience with this positionI love doing practical I have no issues at all.  I assist for two days during the week. 

Areas & Availability

Areas

CAPE TOWN
City Bowl
Atlantic Seaboard
Southern Suburbs

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

Please state your areas of availabilityAreas of Cape Town
Please state your accurate times of availabilityIn the afternoons and evenings.

Salary expectations

Full time 
Part timeNeg

Questions

Please tell us a bit more about the courses you are currently busy with, if any and also a bit more about where you see yourself in 5 years? I am busy with my second year of Early Childhood Development doing my Grade R, last year I did ages 0 months-5years. Next year will be my last year where I will be doing Special Needs . In 5 years time I hope to own my own Pre-school on a farm with different animals. Children ranging from the ages of 4-6 years old. Offering the best care and education to prepare the children for big school. 
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I started with babysitting in high school and I really enjoyed interacting with children . I then decided to go into Early Childhood Development. I want to go in to Babysitting in order to gain more experience with them.
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?I go to gym and do dancing, reading, fly fishing, going to the beach and reading.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?I enjoy reading, going to the beach and I fish too. I work part time on Saturday mornings promoting relishes for Oddete's Kitchen.
What are your interests?I love baking that's another passion of mine!
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a child's life?I love being apart of their development! To see how a child learns and grows and matures. From not being able to holding a pencil properly to doing it right. I enjoy the fact that i even learn different things from children, the little things they do that makes you laugh and smile. the fact that at the end of the day they come up to you and give you a hug because you don't get anyone more honest then a child.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?I love doing creative activities getting messy and baking with children. I also love doing music lessons and reading stories to children.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?Depending on the situation see to the child and help him or her in what I learnt in First AID if the situation is very bad call Emergency Unit and contact parents.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?I really have not encounter a very difficult situation yet.
What is your approach to discipline?I believe in a time out chair and the child being their according to their age 5 years-5min. Then going to them asking them why the think they had to sit their , have them apologise and give them a big hug and then go do something fun and constructive.  

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?I will use a time out chair and ignore him till he relaxes and calms down then approach the situation by talking and asking him why he is upset. If he gets worse then holding him so he cant move from my arms and hushing him. 
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?I will sit and explain to him and her that if they want to draw they can come to me for paper any time, but drawing on the wall is not nice.  
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?Ill give him a choice we can either do homework finished then play and do anything he/she would enjoy to do or he /she will have to sit and not move from the seat .I will let them decide.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I am comfortable in working with any ages. 
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?I do work for Sonia and Audrey sometimes not allot. I do my practical at Die Wingerd Pre-school Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week .
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?No, I do not have any children of my own.
Please tell us a bit more about how you would describe yourself?I get along with anyone, people person. I am hard-working, I enjoy learning new things. I see myself as a funny person, honest and trustworthy. I am always busy doing something, keeping busy. I am a confident person, I enjoy talking and entertaining friends and family.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes, I can cook.
BreakfastFruit smoothie, cereal or fruit and yoghurt.
LunchChicken and Mayo sandwich.
DinnerRoast chicken vegetables, rice and gravy.
SnackFruit salad or muffin or scones with jam and cheese.
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?No, I am comfortable in cooking any types of foods.
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,Hilda and Egidio Mendonca are still married. My mom is South African, she is a housewife. My dad is Portuguese, he used to own two cafes as Portuguese people usually do hehe, he now helps his brother manage a bottle store in Stellenbosch. I have One sister who is 36years old, she is a stay at home mom, she is married and has a 9 year old son and 6 year old daughter. They live on a farm in Franschhoek, her husband is a general manager on a farm and my sister does part time photography for the farm Delta Solms. My brother is 31 years old , not married, he waiters and is DJ. I am very close with my family and I love them to bits!

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