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Rhulani Dorries

Personal Details

Reference # 201-6633
Name Rhulani Dorries
Nationality South African
Age 47
Gender Female
Marital Status Engaged
Languages English, Tsonga, Zulu And Sotho

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
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)Chevrelot
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
How long have you been driving for?6 years

Education

Secondary Education

Khomanani High School- 1993.

Tertiary Education

Hospitality course - Kempton Park - 2004

Baby and Child Care Training - Safety First- 2006

Family and Friend C.P.R orientation - Moms and Tots - 2006

Cookery in Cape Town - 2009

First aid TrainingYes, I have first aid training.

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingI work with the family from 2006 to the 18th of December 2009. I left due to moving back to Johannesburg.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?She had 2 Children, one boy of 6 months and one girl which was newborn.
What were your duties?Driving, changing nappies, cooking, and did activities with them
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

JOHANNESBURG
Johannesburg East Rand
Johannesburg Sandton
Johannesburg 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

Salary expectations

Full timeNegotiable
Part timeNegotiable

Questions

How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I got involved in childcare because I love children and being apart of their lives.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?The youngest child I have cared for is a newborn.
What activities are you involved in?Activities I am involved in is playing netball, watching TV and reading books.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, watching TV and reading books.
What are your interests?My interests are playing netball and reading books.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a child’s life?What I like most about childcare is making them laugh and being apart of their lives.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Activities I enjoy doing with children are playing games/activities.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?In case of an emergency I would asses the situation and then call the child's parents or emergency services.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?The most difficult situation is when one of the parents yelled at their children in front of me and I had to see them cry. I dealt with it by being friendly with the child.
What is your approach to discipline?My approach to discipline depends on the age of the child but would defiantly use time out.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?If a 2 year old was throwing a tantrum I would leave the child till they stop crying because they are wanting attention.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?If a 5 year old was drawing on the wall, I would get a wet cloth and get them to help me clean the wall.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?If an 8 year old was refusing to do their homework I would sit with them and encourage them to do the homework.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I am comfortable with working with any age.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?No I don't work for any previous clients.
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?Yes, I have 3 children, a boy born in February 2010,  a boy who is 19 years old and a girl who is 23 years old. 
Please tell us a bit more about how you would describe yourself?I would describe myself as a kind, caring person who loves listening and encouraging people.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes I can cook.
BreakfastIt depends on the age, but most probably porridge or yoghurt.
LunchSandwich, fish fingers, fruit or yoghurt.
DinnerFish/red meat and vegetables.
SnackChips/biscuits/fruit roll
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?I am not comfortable cooking pork.
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.My parents are still married and I have 4 brothers. My family live in Limpopo and we are a very close family.

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