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Megan

Personal Details

Reference # 201-3960
Name Megan
Nationality South African
Age 40
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
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 Ka
Do you have seat belts all round?Yes all working
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 No
How long have you been driving for? 7 years

Education

Secondary EducationSans Souci Girls High School. 1992-1996.Matric Exemption
Tertiary Education

University of Cape Town (UCT)

Bachelor of Arts, 2000

Majors –     Psychology

English Literature Bachelor

of Social Science (Honors) in Psychology, 2001
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 I am in the process of registering 
Other trainingMaster of Arts in Psychological Research, 2005
(Awarded with Distinction) Cape Town University of Technology (CPUT) Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Intermediate Senior Phase, 2007 (Awarded with Distinction)Dean’s List, 2000 (UCT) Admitted to Golden Key Honors Society, 2001

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leaving7 years 2002 - current
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?One child since baby  - he is now 8 years old, sister since new born - 5 in September
What were your duties?Entertaining them, keeping them active, allot of drawings and playing outdoors. I help the little boy with his homework. Go on outings. Prepare snacks and dinners for them.
Your comments on the experience with this positionI really enjoy it, they are very easy children. No issues with this family

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leaving2008 – 2009 current
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?3 months old - baby was premature. She is now 2 years old 
What were your duties?Babysitting when they were out, putting her to bed, reading stories. On other days, I would help out with feeding and entertaining.
Your comments on the experience with this positionShe is very sweet and I did not have any problems at all.

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leaving2006 - current
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?3 - 6 years old
What were your duties?Overseeing large groups and entertaining them, making sure they co operate and get them organized
Your comments on the experience with this positionI love this position very much, and I look forward to is!

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Areas & Availability

Areas

CAPE TOWN
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 availability Cape Town
Please state your accurate times of availability Au pairing and babysitting

Salary expectations

Full timeR8000.00
Part timeR4500.00

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? No courses at the moment, I would still like to continue working with children. Hopefully private school teacher.
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I just really enjoy children, I enjoy spending time with them.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?New born
What activities are you involved in?I enjoy painting, reading and going for walks on the beach.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?Same as above
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Love to read stories and doing finger painting, baking and taking them for walks in the forest and walks on the beach
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?I would contact the parents and contact the right emergency numbers, or take the child to the hospital yourself.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?There are no major situations that I could not handle 
What is your approach to discipline?Depends on the age, older children can explain where the problem is, You can reason with older children. Firm but fair, and be consistent. Check what the parents prefer

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?I would ignore it, but never leave the child alone, then afterward ask why they had the tantrum.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?I would ask them to stop, explain why it is wrong, give them paper to draw on
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?Ask them why they don't want to do it,explain why it is important to do your homework. 
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?4 - up I do not mind teenagers
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?Yes
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 am very creative and love to learn, I enjoy being outdoors, I love to walk. I am friendly and loyal and very responsible
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastCereal or oats or toast
LunchSandwich with lettuce and tomato or soup in winter  
DinnerMac and cheese or fish nuggets or veggie bake
SnackYogurt or carrot sticks or apples and bananas
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?I don't like to fry or cook raw fish.
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.I have a brother who is two years younger than me, I have both my parents they are still together.

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