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Personal Details

Reference # 201-74710
Name Lounez
Nationality South African
Age 25
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Languages Afrikaans, English


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


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)1998 C280 Elegance A/T Mercedes - Benz
Do you have seat belts all round?Yes
Have you ever been in an accident where you were driving and it was your fault?Yes
If yes, please describe the accident and when it happenedTurning when oncoming traffic had right of way 5 years ago.
In what year did you obtain your driving license?2013


Secondary EducationNational Senior Certificate - Jan van Riebeeck High School - 2012
Tertiary Education

B.Ed Foundation Phase (4 Year course) - CPUT - first year 2014, 2nd year 2015 - incomplete

TEFL certificate (1 month) - The knowldedge workshop - 2016

First Aid
Yes, valid until 12 November 2017


Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingFeb - Sep 2017. I decided to pursue a new job, I was being paid very little and could not afford to stay there.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?6 - 13 year old. Classes of 10 - 20 children.
What were your duties?Aftercare and homework center facilitator. Manager of 23 children for after school activities. Tutor grade R-7. 

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingOct 2017 - Current
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?Boy age 10 and 12, girl age 7
What were your duties?Driving them from school to activities, doing homework and meal times. Activities such as arts and craft work, math and language games.

Reference 4:

Period and reason for leaving21 July - 15 August 2014. Teaching practice period ended.
Number of children,age and gender of the children when you started?15 children. Girls and boys aged 5-6.
What were your duties?I taught Math, language, arts and crafts and had outdoor play according to the curriculum plan. Co-ordinate with other teachers in order to maintain consistency in the curriculum. Develop lesson plans and instructional ideas according to school standards. Motivate students to participate in activities. Develop creative learning opportunities. Creating positive, structured learning and a safe environment for kids. Develop and maintain behaviourial and discipline policies.  Accommodate different learning styles and instruction methodology. Assist in planning and implementing school programs and activities. Monitor learner activities and ensure safety in the classroom and on school grounds. Attend educational training and workshops for professional growth.

Areas & Availability


Northern Suburbs


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Availability Questions

Full time 
Part timeR60 per hour


How many years of childcare experience do you currently have? When did you start caring for children professionally?June 2015 - current
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I started studying teaching and that is what sparked my interest in kids. I found it very interesting, especially the psychological aspect that I learn through my studies. My first job was with Charlotte's Playground and I was a daycare teacher.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?3 months
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?Hiking, walks in the park and reading.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Teaching through play, art to spark creativity, story telling.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?Use my knowledge gained through experience and first aid course. Inform immediate emergency persons such as ambulance / doctor and parents.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?A boy refused to partake in any activity . He ran away from his coach. I realised this when I did a role call and realised he was missing. He was new at our homework centre. The coach took him to another aftercare centre instead of our homework centre. I had to find him. I had to first ensure the other kids were safe by taking them back to the centre and then searching for the boy. I informed the parents and the school and went looking for the child and found the child. I had to explain to the coach the correct procedure.
What is your approach to discipline?Being firm and encouraging good behavior. 

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?Talk to the child, try and distract the child from the reason of the tantrum. Allow them to vent. Try to figure out why they are feeling sad. Talk to them.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?Get them to help me wash the wall. Explain why it is not good behavior and clean the wall.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?Try and encourage the child to do the homework. I would not do it for them. Explain why it needs to be done and consequences for not doing it.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?All ages
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?Yes. Au Pairing for a family in Welgedacht.
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?A positive, energetic, organised person, caring, loving, outspoken.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastEgg and Bacon, fruit salad, flap jacks, pancakes
LunchChicken and mayo sandwich, wraps,
DinnerPasta, veg, any meat
How do you handle a crying baby?Check if hungry, tired, check for gestures like tummy cramps, check temperature. If all is fine I will try to sooth the baby.
What do you see as your primary responsibility to a child aged 0 to 2 years old?To ensure the child is safe. Safety first, happy and fed.
What activities would you engage in with a child aged 0 to 2 years old?Musical instruments, touchy feel stuff for playing.
Are you comfortable with changing diapers, have you changed diapers before? Yes I have and I am comfortable to do so.
Have you ever had to sterilize bottles before? Describe how to do this.
Can you prepare meals for infants? Give an example of how you would prepare such a meal. Yes, mash the food so that the child does not choke on any piece.
Are you capable of looking after twins?
Name situations you think could be dangerous for a child under 2 years old?Appliances lying around, a swimming pool not fenced off, sharp edges on furniture, cables, stairs and height.
Have you ever had to care for more than 1 child at a time under the age of 2 years old, how old were they at the time? Yes, 6 months and 18 months. That was at a daycare.
How would you handle a child aged 2 to 3 years old having a temper tantrum in a public place?I am not phased with an audience. I would try to distract the kid. If the child is tired I would leave as the child might need rest.
How do you feel potty training should be approached?I follow the parents lead. Ensure the child goes to the toilet after wake up time, have regular visits after lots of drinks and food.
What role should outdoor play and interaction with other toddlers have in a child´s day? Social skills learnt when with other kids are important. Making friends are healthy.
What types of educational activities would you engage a child ages 2 to 3 years old? Story telling and reading. Counting by clapping hands, count while throwing the ball.
What methods of limit setting or discipline do you find effective for children aged 3 to 5 years old?Every child needs rules that are guided. Be consistent. Be firm if boundaries are set. Possibly time out to reflect and explaining the reason. 
What television shows do you feel are appropriate for children aged 3 to 5 years old?I don't like watching tv with kids but if that is the case then possibly stories that are morally sound.
Are you willing to supervise play time with other children in a client’s home and/or take the child/ren in your care to outside activities Yes
What is your teaching style?I like to ask questions in order to explore the correct answer and not just giving information. Visual if the child is visual learned.  
Why do you tutor/teach/facilitate?I enjoy teaching.
 Have you ever worked with/ taught children with disabilities? If yes, can you give details on this experience?

I had an autistic and ADHD child - I encouraged behaviour that was more acceptable but yet being sensitive to his situation. He was awkward socially. I tried to involve him with other kids. I would let him help other kids as he was intelligent. I gave him extra tasks. We did lots of sharing and group activities. I would give him some responsibilities such as let him pack my files alphabetically.
How can you help a child become an independent learner? Help them to be self sufficient. Give them responsibilities. 
How long have you been tutoring?  Feb - Oct 2017. 
What subjects and grades can you teach?I have experience with Grade R -4. I can tutor any Study subject, except Maths and Accounting.
How will you get a sense of a child’s learning or attention needs?By testing him through work. Maybe worksheets or tests or revision that can be done to see how he does with those sessions. Maybe a quiz.
What specific strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a child?First get to know the child and win over trust.
 How do you measure progress? Through tests and report marks.
How will you communicate with parents of children you are teaching or tutoring, and how often?   
Via telephone and face to face. I will check with the parents how they prefer to communicate. Meetings and daily updates if preferred by the parents.
What factors might interfere with achieving your tutoring goals for a child? Illness. Lack of cooperation
How will you work and communicate with a child’s teachers? If possible go see them face to face or via phone

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