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Tamlyn

Personal Details

Reference # 201-967
Name Tamlyn
Nationality South Africa
Age 43
Gender Female
Marital Status Engaged
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? If No, please click here to take part in a course near you.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)1995  Nissan Sentra, 5 door
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
If yes please describe the accident and when it happenedNo
How long have you been driving for?Since 1995.

Education

Secondary Education: Northlands Girls High School - 1994 - Matric
Tertiary Education: Rapid Results - Travel and Tourism - 1996

References:

Reference 1:

Period and reason for leavingBeen there since 1 August 2008 and am still working for her.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?Two boys aged 5 years old and 7 months.
What were your duties?Personal Assistant, Nursing, Pet Care etc   
Your comments on the experience with this position I have enjoyed the position, we have become very close. I really enjoy working for the family. The only issue I have is that I am being badly underpaid, it is going to be extremely difficult for me to leave.

Reference 2:

Period and reason for leavingBabysat for her over a period of 5 years.  Since 2004, I still assist her occasionally.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?1 child, age 1 when I started with her.
What were your duties?Baby sitting on a casual basis, feeding, and caring for her from my home or theirs, I would help on holidays as well.
Your comments on the experience with this position We get on very well and are actually friends now.

Reference 3:

Period and reason for leavingAbout 4 years on and off.
Number of children,age and sex of the children when you started?His daughter is mentally challenged, she was 17 at the time that I started assisting.
What were your duties?Adhoc care of the child.   
Your comments on the experience with this positionGreat family to work with

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Areas & Availability

Areas

CAPE TOWN
West Coast

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

Please state your areas of availabilityCape Town: West Coast
Please state your accurate times of availabilityBabysitting and Au pairing.

Salary expectations

Full timeNeg
Part timeNeg

Questions

Please tell us a bit more about the courses you are currently busy with, if any and also a bit more about where you see yourself in 5 years? I always wanted to be involved, my mom pushed me into travel.  With my daughter and son, I knew a lady, Vicky, at Super sitters and started babysitting for their clients. I then opened my own daycare, but eventually realized I needed to be out of the house so I started Au pairing.
How did you get involved in child care and why are you interested au pairing/ babysitting?I love looking after children and babies, This is my passion, I started doing it when I was very young 
What is the age of the youngest child you have cared for?New born
What activities are you involved in?Same as below
What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies or other jobs?Reading, being with my kids, speaking to other moms whose children are in the same situation.
What are your interests?Reading, being with my kids, speaking to other moms whose children are in the same situation.
What do you like most about childcare and being part of a childs life?Learning from them, I feel that I am a child at heart, the joy of doing things with them, seeing them learn and discover the world around them.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing with children?Playing with toys, baking, teaching, reading, singing etc.
Explain what you would do in case of an emergency?Depends on the situation if rushing to the hospital is needed else calling a doctor or the mother if its minor.  107 for real emergencies.
What is the most difficult situation you have encountered while caring for a child? How did you handle it?Child was vomiting and high temp. Put him in a cool bath after taking his temp. Called his doctor to to tell him what was happening, then I called his mom. The doctor told me to Administer a suppository. His mom got home and took him to hospital. The next week had grommets put in.
What is your approach to discipline?I will ask the parents how they would like me to handle this, in the past I have spoken in a stern voice.  No shouting or smacking.

How would you handle:

A two year old having a tantrum?I would get down on the child’s level, and try to talk to them or remove myself explaining that they can speak to me when they are done.
A 5 year old drawing on a wall? I would tell him why its wrong and then clean it together with the child.
An 8 year old refusing to do homework?I would talk sternly talk to the child about the repercussions of not doing any homework.
Which age groups are you comfortable working with?From new born till 6 or 7 years old.
Do you still work for any of your previous clients? Which ones?Yes, Trish
Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?Yes, 2 children, age 5 and 2.
Please tell us a bit more about how you would describe yourself?I’m loyal, honest, friendly, attentive and outgoing person and caring.
Can you cook? (give an example of a breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack)Yes
BreakfastToast with Marmite, cereal.
LunchSpaghetti bolognaize and veggies
Dinner fish, veggies, macaroni, meat rice and veggies
Snackfruit and biscuits, yoghurt's
Is there any type of food you feel uncomfortable cooking?I don’t really enjoy fruit. I’m pretty open to cooking just about anything
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 2 sister they are 35 and 25. My parents are still alive.  I have been engaged for 6 years. My daughter goes to school 3 times a week full time and 2 times a week half day. I have a nanny who assists me.

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