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Bronwen

Personal Details

Reference # 201-558
Name Bronwen
Nationality South African
Age 31
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages 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)1998 Corsa
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 happenedNo
How long have you been driving for?2001

Education

Secondary Education: Bracken High school - 2006 with exemption.
Tertiary Education: UNISA - Child Psychology Degree
First aid training:
Yes

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingI have been doing occasional babysitting for Abigale from 2007 to present.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?I started babysitting for her from when her baby was born, he is now 3 years old.
What were your duties?My duties are basic childcare - full supervision of the baby, making sure that his nappy was changed, and that the child is asleep at a certain time
  

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingI did occasional babysitting for Janice from December 2007 to May 2008. My reason for leaving was because the family was only here for 5 months from overseas and they were going back home.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?When I started there daughter was 3 months old.
What were your duties?My duties were bathing, feeding, and nappy changing.
  

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingI worked full time as an au pair for a few months for Carol, and have now been doing occasional babysitting for her for about 6 years.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?When I started her daughter was 2 years old.
What were your duties?My duties are organizing meals, taking to extra mural activities, assisting with homework, and playing games.
  

Reference 4:

Period and reason for leavingI did occasional babysitting for Audrey for about 4 or so years. My reason for leaving was because it was only on a need be basis and she no longer needed my assistance.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?She had 2children, her son was 2 and her daughter was 10 years old when I started.
What were your duties?My duties were feeding them, playing games with them, and basically looking after them.
  

Reference 5:

Period and reason for leavingI have been doing occasional babysitting for Rachael since 2008.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?She has one son who was 1 years old when I started.
What were your duties?My duties are playing educational games with him, feeding him, and putting him to bed etc.
  

Reference 6:

Period and reason for leavingI have been doing occasional babysitting for Michelle since about January 2010.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?Her daughter was 17 months old when I started.
What were your duties?My duties are playing games with her, building puzzles, colouring in, feeding her, and putting her to bed.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

JOHANNESBURG
Johannesburg East Rand
Johannesburg Sandton
Johannesburg South
Johannesburg West
MIDRAND
Midrand

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

Have you completed any babysitter training, first aid, or CPR courses? Yes, I have a first aid, basic childcare, developmental stimulation and nutrition certificates through Educ are.
What activities are you involved in? Activities I am involved in are au pairing, reading, and spending time with friends.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs? In my spare time I study, and also enjoy playing hockey and listening to music.
What do you like best about babysitting and being with kids? What do you like least? What I like best about being apart of a child's life is the satisfaction of making children laugh & smile which is amazing. I really adore children.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children? I enjoy doing any activity with children as long as the child is enjoys doing it!
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency? It would firstly depend on how drastic the emergency or situation is. I would either contact an ambulance, and the parent. If it is a minor situation, I would deal with it myself as I have first aid certificate so would know what to do.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while babysitting? How did you handle it? The most difficult situation I have ever dealt with was when a little girl ran into a fence, and cut her forehead open. It was not that deep so I cleaned it & plastered it up and then contacted the parents
What is your approach to discipline? I would hope a child would have the respect to listen. I definitely don't believe in smacking or screaming at a child (as the parents can do if they wish too)
Which ages are you most comfortable with? Least comfortable? I am most comfortable working with children from 5 months old up to primary school.
Do you still babysit for any of your prior clients? Yes, as I babysit for clients on a regular basis.
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they? No, I do not have any children of my own.

How do you handle the following?

 
A two year old having a tantrum?If a 2 year old was throwing a tantrum, I would try calm the child down, or distract them with something fun.
A five year old drawing on a wall?
If a 5 year old was drawing on a wall, I would take away the drawing object and give them paper to draw on. I would then explain to them that what they done was wrong and that we should clean the wall together.  
A eight year old refusing to do homework?
If an 8 year old refuses to do their homework, there is almost always a reason, maybe they don't want to do their homework because they don't understand it or having some difficulty at school with the subject and/or teacher. I would try and make the situation as fun as possible and be creative with that subject. I would also work on a reward system to encourage homework to be done.
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as fun and friendly, I am a very energetic and active person and enjoy being outside.
Can you cook? Please give me an example of the following:Yes I can cook.
Breakfast
Cereal / scrambled egg and toast
Lunch
Sandwich with ham and cheese with raw veggies on the side.
Dinner
Mac and cheese / chicken and veggies with rice.
Snack
Cheese blocks / biscuits and cheese.
Any types of foods your uncomfortable cooking?

I don't mind cooking any types of foods.

Please tell us a little more about your family? Do you have brothers and sisters how old are they and what do your parents do? I get along well with all my siblings and we love spending time together.

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