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Caitlyn

Personal Details

Reference # 201-66084
Name Caitlyn
Nationality South African
Age 25
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages English (1st) Zulu (3rd) German (basic)

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)Ford Fiesta 2010
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?2012

Education

Have you completed matricYes
Where did you attend highschoolSt. Stithians Girls College 2012
What was your passrate for Matric72%
Have you completed any other studies?If yes, what courses are you busy with or have you completed?The Swiss Hotel School: 2nd year Hospitality Management: 2016: Randburg
First aid TrainingYes, expires October 2018.

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leaving 2011 - 2015: I left to pursue my studies in Hospitality Management at The Swiss Hotel School.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started? During the night between 4 - 24 girls and during the rest of the day anywhere between 12 - 200 kids. Male and Female between the ages of 7-17.
What were your duties? Camp up in Kwazulu Natal. - Leading various activities throughout the day. - Making sure the kids are safe while having as much fun as possible. - Running set day and evening programs. - Leading and assisting a group for camp staff. I really enjoyed working in this role.
  

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leaving May - September 2013 and May - September 2014. To pursue my studies in Hospitality Management at The Swiss Hotel School.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started? Between 10 - 60 girls. Ages 7-17
What were your duties?Camp Birchwood in Minnesota - Leading various activities throughout the day. - Making sure the kids are safe while having as much fun as possible. - Running set day and evening programs. - Leading and assisting a group for camp staff. - Thinking of creative ideas. - In my second year I was the arts and crafts director. Running the Arts and Crafts Program. 
  

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leaving February 2016 - present
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started? 2 Kids A boy aged 10 and a girl aged 8.
What were your duties? Au pairing role; Helping with homework. Transporting the kids from school and their extra murals.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

JOHANNESBURG
Johannesburg Sandton
Johannesburg West
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

Part timeR80 per hour

Questions

How many years of childcare experience do you currently have?For 4 years I worked as a camp counselor in South Africa and the US and the past year I have been working as an au pair part time.
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I LOVE KIDS. They never fail to put a smile on my face and can always make me laugh. They teach me to not worry about the small things and make the most out of everyday.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?18 Months
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?Spending time with my family and friends, I love coloring in, watching movies.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a child's life?Having as much fun as possible, every day is definitely different.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Arts and crafts, outdoor activities and homework, I know it might seem a bit strange but being able to help kids with their homework and getting to a point where they "get it" or figure it out.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?First assess the seriousness of the situation, make sure everyone is out of danger, then contact emergency services and then follow through with my first aid/CPR training until emergency services arrive.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?A 17 year girl once opened up to me that she had been raped. I made sure I was there for her and supported her. I told her to stay strong and to not feel bad or ashamed for something that was not her fault. After I made sure she was okay, I reported the situation to my manager.
What is your approach to discipline?In a non aggressive but firm manner. I would make sure I stand my ground but be fair, I would never resort to any aggression or violence whatsoever.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?I would leave the child alone until he/she has calmed down and then I would speak to the child and solve the problem.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?I would first make them stop drawing on the wall in a non aggressive manner. Then I would tell the child that the wall is not a piece of paper and it´s not meant to be drawn on but to be respected as it keeps them safe. I would the tell the child that he needs to apologize to his/her parents for drawing on the wall and hand over any further discipline to the parents.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?I would first try to encourage and motivate the child to finish their task by offering them a reward whether it be something small like a high five and then definitely promise them fun after their work is done.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?Any and all age groups.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?I still work for the Yutar family working as a part time au pair on Wednesday afternoons.
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?I don´t have any children.
Please tell us a bit more about how you would describe yourself?I am a hardworking and enthusiastic individual. I love making people smile and laugh.I am very passionate about working with kids and I would definitely consider myself a people´s person. I can make good decisions quickly and I can demonstrate good leadership.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastClassic eggs, bacon/macon, sausages, fruit and toast.
LunchChicken breasts with an avocado salsa and glazed vegetables
DinnerTomato and spinach chicken curry with sambals and naan bread
SnackA BLT with crispy bacon and mayo
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?None.
Please tell us a bit more about your family?.I grew up in Johannesburg with my mom Meryl (doctor), my dad Barry (high school teacher) and my younger brother Daniel. I was brought up in a positive and stable home environment, where my parents taught me good morals and values and preparing me to face the big wide world.

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