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Petra

Personal Details

Reference # 201-16502
Name Petra
Nationality South African
Age 30
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages Afrikaans 1st Language, Afrikaans 2nd Language, Dutch ( read)

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.No
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)City Golf Sport 2009 ( 4 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 happened 
How long have you been driving for?Since 2007

Education

Secondary EducationMatric exemption with disticition • Afrikaans (distinction) • English • Maths • Music • Accounting (distinction) • Science • Computer studies
Tertiary EducationBA Music Technology Degree 2008-2010 - Subjects: • Music Technology • Music Theory (distinction) • Musicology • Afrikaans and Dutch • Practical music studies • Psychology (distinction) • Information skills • Aural training
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)No
Other training1999 – 2003 UNISA Grade 6 Piano Grade 5 Music Theory I did piano, guitar,recordings.

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingApril 2010 to November 2010, I finished my studies.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?3 to 8 children per session aged from 7 to 13 years old.
What were your duties?I was responsible for teaching guitar, assisting the children in creative activities, playing games, lesson planning.
Your comments on the experience with this positionI did not enjoy it as much as au pairing. It was frustrating that the children could not practice and that attendance was intermittent.

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingJanuary 2009 to December 2009, they moved away.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?3 children, a girl age 6 months, boy age 2 and a girl 4 years.
What were your duties?Entertaining, bathing, feeding, going on outings together.
Your comments on the experience with this positionI really loved this position. I am still in contact with the family and would definitely assist them again if I stayed in the same area and they needed my assistance.

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingFebruary 2006 until December 2006, they moved to Oranje.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?4 children, all girls, age 6 years old and 2 years old and newborn twins.
What were your duties?bath them, feeding, changing diapers, putting them to bed, entertaining them, taught a bit piano, afternoon and weekend assistance.
Your comments on the experience with this positionI loved this family, I would work for them again as well. I am still in contact with the family, they come and visit my family and I at least once a year.

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Areas & Availability

Areas

CAPE TOWN
Northern 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 availabilityPreferably Durbanville and surrounds.
Please state your accurate times of availabilityMonday to Friday: 6 am to 5pm occassional babysitting would prefer not to work on Sundays

Salary expectations

Full timeR 6500 per month or more
Part timeR4000 per month

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 have just finished my degree but would like to to do a photography course in the future, I see myself settled down and do not know where I want to be in 5 years yet. I like to keep my options open.
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I have a brother who is younger with me who I used to help with alot when he was little. I was always interested in child care and when the Hugo family moved into my area, I went to introduce myself and they offered me the position.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?Newborn
What activities are you involved in?I go to gym occasionally but as I have studying until recently ( November 2010) I haven´t had time for other things.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?Playing music, reading
What are your interests?Music, musical instruments, photography, radio, reading and I love netball.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?To participate in their education and I really enjoy watching them grow. Listening to them talk and interacting with them.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Playing outside, painting, playing with dough, blowing bubbles, ball games.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?Stay calm, I would ensure to have emergency numbers and contact the relevant assistance and then contact the parents.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?I haven´t had any really difficult situation.
What is your approach to discipline?It depends on the parents approach. I follow what the parents say but will not hit or smack a child even if the parent says I must

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?I would try to talk to the child and determine what is wrong or use distraction.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?Explain that it is wrong and give them paper to draw on.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?I would do the homework with the child, tell a story to make it easier and more interesting for the child. Try to really make it a fuin activity that they want to do.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?Any age under 13 years old. I would prefer to work with younger children.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?No
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?No
Please tell us a bit more about how you would describe yourself?Energetic, friendly, passionate about music and childcare, honest, punctual, safety conscience.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
Breakfastcereal
Lunchmacaroni and cheese
Dinnerfish finger and chips or chicken and veggies,
Snacksandwich
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?No
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 parnet, my father is a farmer, my mother was a teacher,. they are marries 25 years, my youngest brother is 12, my older sister is 23 and i have another brother aged 17 ( last updated : December 2010)

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