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Laura

Personal Details

Reference # 201-770
Name Laura
Nationality South African
Age 29
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)2000 Toyota Tazz
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?I have been driving since 2007.

Education

Secondary EducationCrawford College - 2007.
Tertiary EducationI am currently studying my BComm Accounting - University of Johannesburg.
First aid TrainingYes
Other trainingNo

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingI have been working for her for a year so far and still currently work for her.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?The children are both boys and girls between the ages of 3 to 5 years old.
What were your duties?My duties are to teach children how to swim.
  

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingI have been working for higher education for a year now 
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?I am responsible for children between the ages of 10-14 years old.
What were your duties?My duties are to tutor all subjects in a Primary School.
  

Areas & Availability

Areas

JOHANNESBURG
Johannesburg East Rand

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 through babysitting. I am interested in babysitting now as I have always enjoyed it childcare.
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?The youngest child I have cared for is 3 years old.
What activities are you involved in?Activities I am involved in are tutoring English, accounting, maths through Higher education. I am also a swimming teacher.
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?In my spare time I tutor English, accounting, maths through Higher education. I am also a swimming teacher.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?What I enjoy most about childcare is doing fun things with them.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Activities I enjoy doing with children are going to movies. and doing creative activities with them.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?In case of an emergency I would see if I could help, if it is a situation I can't handle by myself I would call an ambulance and/or take them myself and also contact the parents.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?I haven't encountered any difficult situations.
What is your approach to discipline?When it comes to discipline I am just firm, and I will always chat to the parents about how they deal with things.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?If a 2 year old was throwing a tantrum , I would ignore it, or find something to distract them with.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall?If a 5 year old was drawing on a wall I would get them to help me clean it off and then explain why it is so important not to do
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?If an 8 year old was refusing to do their homework, I would make it fun and creative for them, and then explain why it is so important to do their homework. I would assist them as much as I can with it
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?I comfortable with children younger than 13 years old.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?Yes I still do swimming classes for Tracey.
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?No I don't have any children of my own.
Please tell us a bit more about how you would describe yourself?I would describe myself as fun and friendly, I also love being around family and friends
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes I can cook.
BreakfastToast with an egg / cereal
LunchHot dogs / muffins / sandwich
DinnerMac and cheese / chicken ala king
SnackFruit / nuts 
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?No there isn't anything I am uncomfortable cooking.
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.We are a very close knit family.

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