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Candice

Personal Details

Reference # 201-69015
Name Candice
Nationality South Africa
Age 48
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages English (1st), Afrikaans (2nd), Spanish (3rd/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)2014 VW Polo Vivo
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?2002

Education

Secondary Education
Immaculata High school -1989
Tertiary Education

Damelin: public relations - 1995

CPUT: Freelance journalism - 1996

AAA School of Advertising - Diploma in Account Management - 1999

First aid Training?Yes, Expire April 2019.
Other Training

Completed a Mentorship Programme in 2012 through YPO (Young President’s Association)

Leadership course with Common Purpose (an international organization)in August 2011

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leaving2014 -currently
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?6 months old to teenagers
What were your duties?To keep the children occupied while the children are away and to go through their nightly routines with them.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

CAPE TOWN
City Bowl
Northern Suburbs
Atlantic Seaboard
Southern Suburbs
South Peninsula

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

How many years of childcare experience do you currently have?Since 2014
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I used to babysit a lot for friends and family. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to do it professionally.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?6 months
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?Public relations consultancy. I run my own company. Dancing especially salsa. Nature, out doors, hiking, dragon boat racing, cooking.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?Communicating with them and hearing what is on their hearts.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Puzzles, coloring in, eye- ball co-ordination. little hikes.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?Administer CPR. Call the emergency services and call the parents. Attend to the child until help arrives on the scene.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?I looked after a little girl who was a little bit feverish. The mom had a work function and the dad was out of town. When the little girl woke up we played and then they came in and I took them to have a bath and she did not want to because she felt sick. I made a lot of bubbles for them and she was happy. Then the little girl started crying severely and i had to phone the mom. I left her to calm down and all was well. I try to stay as calm as posible and always talk gently.
What is your approach to discipline?I ask the parents what their discipline style is to ensure consistency. I ask about the childrens' routine and if they do not want to listen I distract them for a little until they are obliging.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?I will distract the children by tickling them and play something they like.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?I will give them some art materials and let them draw and paint. I will make them kleen the wall with me to teach them to take responsibility.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?I will offer to sit with the children and start helping them with it and show them support. i create easier practical solutions like drawing diagrams.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I am comfortable working with all age groups.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?No. I always did ad hock  baby sitting.
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?Fun loving, outgoing, kind, compassionate, patient, understanding.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastFruit and yoghurt, omelettes, french toast.
LunchFish bites and mac and cheese, chicken wings and vegetables.
DinnerSpaghetti bolognaise, roast chicken with veggies. Veggie bake.
SnackFruit. Fun sandwiches.
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?I feel uncomfortable cooking deep fried foods and sugary foods for children.
Please tell us a bit more about your family?.My mom passed away and I grew up with my dad. My Sister works at ABSA bank and my brother works at a call center. We are not really that close. My friends are more my family.I have my own PR company.

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