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Inneke

Personal Details

Reference # 201-23610
Name Inneke
Nationality South African
Age 28
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages Afrikaans (1st), English (1st), Zulu ( learning)

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, regularly serviced
If yes, specify your transport (Specify year and model or public)Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL 1992, excellent condition
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 high schoolHoër Volkskool Potchefstroom 2008.
What was your pass rate for Matric84 %
Have you completed any other studies?If yes, what courses are you busy with or have you completed?I am busy with Medicine (MBcHB) studies at Medunsa ( Medical University of South Africa)
First aid TrainingYes

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingIt was over the holiday periods ( June/July) ( December/January) worked over the holidays over the last two years.  I am a student, so I am available over holidays only and she does not need someone during term time.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?3 children. 8 years old, 12 years old and 14 years old. All girls.
What were your duties?I got to them at around 8am . I would prepare breakfast for them. Play with them and especially with the youngest. I took them to see their horses. I prepared lunch for them. I would stay until around 3pm. I get on very well with Koleen and the girls. 
Do you know the applicant?Yes

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingOver holidays when I am in Koster (where my parents live)
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?2, girl of 4 and a boy of 10.
What were your duties?I looked after them when their parents went out, I kept a safe eye, kept them busy and made them dinner. I also helped to watch the children with birthday parties.
Do you know the applicant?Yes

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingSince 2009 - present ( Occasional when needed)
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?2 boys, 9 and 17 years old.
What were your duties?I drove them around, prepared meals, helped with home work  and watched over them.
Do you know the applicant?Yes

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Period and reason for leaving 
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started? 
What were your duties? 
Do you know the applicant? 

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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

PRETORIA
Pretoria North
Pretoria East
Pretoria Central and 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 timeR 7 000 - R 12 000, I am currently available for baby-Sitting in the evenings, over weekends and holidays as I am very busy with my studies. (2012).
Part timeR 4 000 - R 6 000 

Questions

How many years of childcare experience do you currently have?During holidays for a period of 2 years.
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I have a very soft spot for children and love interacting with them. Then house friends of ours asked if I could au pair the children during holidays and that´s where it all started.
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 love playing piano, listening to music and reading in my spare time.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a child's life?Being part of the special moments of a child´s life and their development. Children bring joy into my life with their honest and beautiful personalities. I could spent hours laughing and playing with them.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Drawing, building puzzles, reading to them, playing outside and watching children´s movies with them.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?I would immediately do the best I can to make the situation more safe and then contact the emergency numbers and the parents.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?A 2 year old threw a tantrum and started screaming uncontrollably. I kept calm and picked her up and held her until she was calm.
What is your approach to discipline?I will make sure the children keep to the rules their parents gave them and be consistent with it. 

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?I will keep calm, if possible I will pick the child up and hold her until she feels calmer.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?I would talk to the child to make sure he/she knows it was wrong and then I would create a "crayon station" with lots of paper and crayon, where the child would be more likely to want to draw.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?I would create a relaxing environment, let him play a little and then do homework after lunch or dinner.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I feel comfortable with children of the ages of 2 years and upwards.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?I sometimes help out with babysitting over the weekends if they require my help.
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?No children of my own.
Please tell us a bit more about how you would describe yourself?I am an optimist with a good sense of humour. I am a soft, loving person who like to help others. I am loyal and reliable.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastOats, eggs and toast, cereals, omelets
LunchSandwich, Tuna salad, Fish and mash potato with salad, Curry and rice
DinnerPasta, Steak and vegetables, Quiche
SnackDried fruits, fruit sticks, cheese
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?No
Please tell us a bit more about your family?.We are very close. I have a brother and sister and I am the oldest. My dad is a referent in the NG Church and my mother is a teacher.

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