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Shannan

Personal Details

Reference # 201-727
Name Shannan
Nationality South African
Age 34
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)Yes Nissan 1986
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?5 years

Education

Secondary EducationMatric- Wynberg Girls
Tertiary EducationCurrently at Montesorri teaching.
First aid TrainingYes
Other trainingNo

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leaving3 months in 2006
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?Two boys age 8 and 4. temporary Au pair
What were your duties?School pick up, tidy up after kids, homework duty and preparing light snacks and preparing dinner.
  

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leaving0ctober 2006 to July 2007.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?2 children aged 7 months and 3 1/2 years old
What were your duties?Taking baby to play groups, school drop, cleaning tiding up after kids making lunch and entertainment such as organizing play dates.
  

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leaving2 months
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?4 children, Boy(5) ,Girl(6) Boy(8),Girl(10)
What were your duties?Youngest was special needs, I went to school with him
  

Reference 4:

Period and reason for leaving2007-2008
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?School Year 2-3 times a week
What were your duties?Helping Christopher Kelly (family) with school work and interaction with other kids,school outings.
  

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Areas & Availability

Areas

CAPE TOWN
Atlantic Seaboard
Southern Suburbs

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 have always enjoyed it very much
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?3 years old 
What activities are you involved in?Surfing, reading, recently been traveling.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?Same as the above
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?I really enjoy helping and teaching them and seeing the development process.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Arts and crafts,sport,being outside
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?Call for help and make sure the child stays conscious and calm, and call parents straight away.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?I have not had any situations that I could not handle myself 
What is your approach to discipline?Firm to show who is in charge, however parents intervention is vital.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?Ignore it, tell them you will be doing something fun and ask them to join you
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?Explain why it is wrong then help them clean it up 
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?Be creative, explain why it is important to do and then assist them
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I enjoy working whit children of all ages.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?When I was in the UK
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 friendly and very outgoing I enjoy spending time with family and friends
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastCereal or french toast
LunchSandwich or omelet 
DinnerMac and Cheese or Cottage pie or Chicken ala king
SnackFruit and yogurt or ice cream in the summer or raw veggies
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?No 
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.I have a large family we got along great We do allot of activities together and get together for special occasions or any occasion 

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