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Meruscha

Personal Details

Reference # 201-20287
Name Meruscha
Nationality White
Age 29
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages Afrikaans ; 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? Yes
5.Is your criminal record clear (ie. no criminal record)?Yes
6.Are you in good health?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)Toyota Coralla 2005 1.14
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 
In what year did you obtain your driving license?2009

Education

Have you completed matricYes
Where did you attend highschoolHoerskool Randburg 2009
What was your passrate for Matric69%
Have you completed any other studies?If yes, what courses are you busy with or have you completed?Make-up artistry Prosthetic artist 2010 -Face2Face; Wedding planner and event management 2011 Intec
First aid TrainingYes

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leaving

1 year. January 2009 - December 2009,

The family moved out of town.

Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?2 girls, 9 and 14 year old
What were your duties?Collect from school. Make lunch. Supervise with homework and projects. Do shopping.
Do you know the applicant? Yes

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingJanuary 2010- December 2010. Didn't need a au pair as she left her work.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?2 children, 1 boy 2 years, 1 girl 14 years
What were your duties?Collect from school. Made lunch  ( made fun lunchs). Take to activities. Help with homework. Do shopping. Imaginary play with the little one.
Do you know the applicant? Yes

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leaving 6 months, occasionally, they moved away.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?

2 girls age 6 and 4 years old.

What were your duties?babysitting, bathing, preparing supper, ensuring they ate supper, doing activities with them, putting to bed.
Do you know the applicant? Yes

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Period and reason for leaving 
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Period and reason for leaving 
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started? 
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Period and reason for leaving 
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started? 
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Areas & Availability

Areas

JOHANNESBURG
Johannesburg Sandton
Johannesburg West

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

Full timeR9000 +
Part timeR5500

Questions

How many years of childcare experience do you currently have?2 years au pairing and  1 year babysitting
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I am a loveable and caring person. I have experience with children and love to work with them. I understand children and love to spend time with them. I possess verbal and written communication skills. I am a very hard worker and always give my best. Children and I just connect. I take responsibility.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?2 years old
  
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?I do promotions and work as a  make-up occasionally over weekends.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?I like being busy and I enjoy being busy. I enjoy teaching them. 
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Playing outside. Enjoy helping with there homework giving advice on things needed to know.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?Depends on accident. Will do CPR, call ambulance and parents.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?Never been in this situation.
What is your approach to discipline?I would respect love and understand the situation of the child as well the age. Will always understand and be helpful regarding manners.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?Never scream at a child it doesn't work. I would wait for him to calm down and talk appropriately and get a solution regarding the problem.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?Give him paper and sit down with him teaching him new drawing skills and pictures to draw his attention from the wall.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?Give rules or reward the child.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?2 years-16 years.
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?I'm a loveable and understanding person that loves to be organized and always on time. I'm a part time student that studies event management and wedding planner threw INTEC. I'm negotiable about times and study in my own time. I'm qualified as a make up and prosthetic artist and first aid was 1 of my modules. Your children will always be on time.I'm a very hard worker with hygiene and safety standards. I have a hight level of computer and keyboard skills.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastEggs,toast,pork wors and bacon
Lunchtoasted ham and cheese. Macaroni and cheese.
DinnerMeat rice potato and veggies
SnackFruit with a sucker and juice
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?no
Please tell us a bit more about your family?.My family means the world to me. I have a brother and sister. Both are very active and the most adorable people in life. Like playing and spending time with them. My sister is 15 years old and my little brother 3years. My mother does human resource. And we all are a happy family

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