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Caroleen

Personal Details

Reference # 201-2258
Name Caroleen
Nationality South African
Age 34
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages Afrikaans, English

Requirements

Do you have at least 1 years child care experience with contactable references?Yes
Do you have your own reliable child safe vehicle (ie seat belts all round) and a valid South African driving license?Yes
Have you completed your Matric or Gr.12 equivalent?Yes
Do you hold a valid First Aid/CPR Certificate?
Yes
Is your criminal record clear(ie. no criminal record)?Yes
Are you in good health?Yes
Do you have a friendly, outgoing, caring and patient personality?Yes
Are you relatively active and enjoy being outdoors?Yes
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)Corsa Lite 1.4 2002
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?6 years

Education

Secondary EducationSentraal High School Bloemfontein - 2003
Tertiary Education

Montessori Diploma for 3-6 years educational 2005 - 2007

Intesol Diploma - 2008

First aid TrainingYes

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingJanuary 2009 - present  Assistant for the 0-3 class.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?5 children 3 girls 2 boys
What were your duties?Teach them, keeping them entertained

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingMay 2008 - February 2009 Teaching Thai children English Return back home to study again.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?120 All sex typs
What were your duties?Teaching the English,Grammer, Reading, writing and the way of speacking
  

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingWent oversee - to Thailand 2008
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?2 one boy and girl
What were your duties?Took them to school and back home. Assisted home work with them Took them to after school activates Outdoor Playing with them.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

Other

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 have always been comfortable around children and took care of children since the age of 15.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?Birth - 1 year
What activities are you involved in?Dancing
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?Reading, board games, arts and crafts, movies
What are your interests?Arts and Crafts, horses and books
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?Seeing them developed and being there to assist them
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Arts, sports, games and nature walks
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?1. see to the child 2. call emergency nr (depending on situation) 3. notify 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 experienced so far was when I was caring for a 5 year old that never wanted to sleep in her own bed. Had to make a agreement with her.
What is your approach to discipline?What ever the parents tells me how the children should be disciplined. For myself I try to establish respect and communication with the children.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?I will confuse the child by doing the same.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?Pshycology mind play. Will tell the child that the wall has feelings and that drawing on the wall hurts it´s feelings.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?No tv or playing outside untill all homework is completed.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?6 - 13
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?Spontanious, bubbly, out going, hard worker, caring and responsible
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastFrench toast
LunchPasta
DinnerCooked food (vegtebles, meat and starch)
Snackfruit or dried fruit
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.Mother, widowed (not employed, working from home) One Brother (27 Married with 2 children, own business)

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