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Cindy-Lee

Personal Details

Reference # 201-62819
Name Cindy-Lee
Nationality South African
Age 27
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages Afrikaans(1st), English(2nd) currently learning German,Xhosa and Turkish

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)Volvo S40 2006
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
In what year did you obtain your driving license?2010

Education

Secondary Education
Vredenburg High School - 2010
Tertiary Education

Kindermusik course (Kindermusik International- Dec 2010-2011. Continuous updating of courses ongoing )

Qualified Kindermusik educator and Kindermusik therapist.

First aid Training Yes, November 2017

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingJuly 2014 until October 2015 I moved to Cape Town.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?200 to 213 children per week aged 5 to 8 years old, male and female, different races.
What were your duties?The children are underprivileged, underdeveloped and mostly undisciplined as well. My job was to do my utmost best to improve their abilities and development, discipline, self confidence, good social behaviour, language skills etc. through the Kindermusik program, as I am a qualified Kindermusik educator and Kindermusik therapist.
  

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingKindermusik: January 2011 - October 2015 I also worked as an  Aftercare teacher:(started 2014) and My Kindermusik business grew and I could no longer do both.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?Kindermusik: 6 - 44 children once a week in groups of up to 12 children, aged 2 to 6 years, male and female. Aftercare: Between 5 to 15 children daily, aged 18 months to 6 years old, male and female.
What were your duties?Kindermusik: Kindermusik lessons for specific age groups, music and movement, instrument play, dancing, singing, listening, playing musical games etc. Aftercare: Preparing lunch and making sure they have lunch. Playing with them and doing arts and crafts. Keep them entertained and busy. See to their needs.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

CAPE TOWN
City Bowl
Northern Suburbs
Atlantic Seaboard
Southern Suburbs
West Coast

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 timeNegotiable
Part timeNegotiable

Questions

What kind of outings would you organise for the children?
What age appropriate activities would you do with the children aged 5 to 12 years old?
I would organize safe, age-appropriate activities that is fun and educational, like taking them to the beach, parks, butterfly world, the aquarium etc. I will join in the fun and stimulating activities.
Would you consider yourself to be organized and punctual?Extremely so. I am very precise and diligent.
Are you comfortable reviewing and assisting with my children’s homework?I am very comfortable helping children with homework. I am strong at maths and tutored a struggling grade ten child with her maths.I will find creative ways to make home work and learning interesting.
What television shows do you feel are appropriate for children aged 3 to 5 years old?How much television do you feel is appropriate for children aged 3 to 5 years old?I believe television should only be a limited activity as I believe it aids ADHD. If they watch tv it must only be educational.
What indoor activities would you engage a child aged 2 to 3 years old?I would do theme related activities for instance buid a puzzle, read a book, do arts and crafts all related one week related to different animals for example.I would introduce new words related to the theme and stimulate all the senses with different activities relating to the theme.
How do you handle a crying baby?I will attend to the basic needs of the baby and if hunger, thirst, tiredness, a wet nappy, discomfort and illness has been ruled out, I would cuddle, massage and sing to the baby.

What role should outdoor play and interaction with other toddlers have in a child´s day?

I think it is imperative for a child to play outside to aid their development and to learn from nature.

I think they should interact with other toddlers to learn how to communicate and to be social.

How do you feel potty training should be approached?I will introduce the child to the potty and toilet and explain that it is used to do your business in. I will demonstrate with a toy. I will use the reward system and praise the child a lot when the child shows interest in and use it. I will take the child to the potty at regular intervals.
What activities would you engage in with a child aged 0 to 2 years old?I would definitely do music-related activities and sensory stimulation through dancing, massaging,movement. I would read and talk a lot with the infant.
What do you see as your primary responsibility to a child aged 0 to 2 years old?I must see to the child's safety and health and well-being.
How many years of childcare experience do you currently have?I have taught children for almost 5 years (since January 2011). I have run Kindermusik holiday programs, most holidays since 2013, where I also looked after kids full day. I have also been an Aftercare teacher (2014) for a few months and a Sunday school teacher for a year and a half (2009; half of 2011).
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I am passionate about children and want to bring out the best in them, support them, love them, play games with them and care for them. Even when I walk down the street and I see a child, I naturally wave to them or play peek-a-boo. I started working with children when I was 18, because I wanted to help the children to develop their full potential, put a smile on their face, make them laugh. I would love to do au pairing/babysitting as this is my natural talent, working with children. I want to assist the parents in keeping their children happy, safe, cared for and loved.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?I have cared for a one year old, but the youngest that I have taught was 3 months old. I am willing to learn more and care for any age child.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?I play guitar, sing, play a bit of piano and write my own songs. I love to be in nature, going on hiking trails, to the beach or camping. I also love to go ice skating (although I am not that good), watch movies and play games. I would love to do volunteer work, especially with children, orphanages and rehabs.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?Seeing the smile, the laugh, the sparkling eyes, the joyful jump or dance and also the special little things that they do and say.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?I enjoy playing music together on percussion instruments, drums, guitar or keyboards; dancing together; drawing together and doing arts and crafts; exploring in nature and playing outside with a ball etc. I am learning to bake, and would also love to try out a few cookie recipes with the children.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?In an emergency I would first check the child´s heartbeat and the wound, if the child is breathing and if possible move the child away from the unsafe environment. While calming the child, I will immediately phone the doctor/ambulance depending on the severity of the situation. I will try my best to clean the wound/wrap it in bandages and attend to the situation as best as I can until help arrives.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?Children fighting with each other. I separated them and calmed them down, I took them to the school secretary to clean the wound and then I spoke to them and discussed what happened and told them that it was not right etc. I then took them to their teacher and explained the situation there as well.
What is your approach to discipline?Each family disciplines in different ways and I will have to ask the parents how they discipline their children and ask them what they expect of me. In my classes I have boundaries and rules, and I make sure that the children know them, by showing them pictures, or a song etc. I use the time out chair and also give reward stickers for good behaviour. If enough stickers have been earned then I will give them a sweet or reward. For children that are old enough to understand, I use the 3 options: For example: option one you sit still and listen, option 2 I help you to sit still and listen or option 3 you go to the timeout chair.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?It won´t help to reason or have a discussion while the child is having a tantrum. I will remain calm, but firm and will not give in to the child. If the child continues I will take the child out of the situation and to the time out chair/place. When the child has calmed down, then I will discuss with the child what he or she did wrong, why it is wrong and what should happen next time (But this will be a two way conversation and the child can give suggestions as well.)
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?I will firstly ask the child what he/she is doing and why he/she is doing it, I will also ask him/her to pack away the crayons. I will then have a conversation with the child about what he/she did and will ask him/her if he/she thinks if the action requires punishment. Depending on the child´s cooperation the child will then have to help me clean up and will loose a reward sticker or will have to help me clean up and go to the time out chair and lose a reward sticker.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?I will ask the child why he/she does not want to do home work and how it makes them feel. I will discuss with them why they think they received home work. If they finish quickly, there will still be enough time to play some games.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I am comfortable working with new born up until 13 year old.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?No, I recently moved down from Plettenberg bay and am currently seeking job opportunities.
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 hardworking, loving, kind, friendly, joyful, positive, trustworthy, loyal, precise, patient, observant, playful and adventurous. I love to entertain people and make them smile, especially children. I love playing guitar and singing, dance, traveling and meeting new people. I love to learn new things, see new places, be in nature and do projects.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes basic food and dishes according to recipes.
BreakfastFrench toast with syrup and bacon/cheese
LunchMelted cheese toasted sandwhich
DinnerChicken, with a tomato sauce and chutney sauce, noodles, cheese, steamed carrots and peas
SnackFruit salad and yoghurt
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?Soup and stews - unless somebody can teach me.
Please tell us a bit more about your family?.I am currently living with my sister, her husband and their sweetheart one year old girl. They are very supportive, loving and caring. My mother and father live in Saldannah bay and they are also very supportive. My dad is a tugboat captain and my mother a secretary. My musical talent comes from my grandma, she used to have a little Grade 1 percussion orchestra.

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