Ada

Johannesburg


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Babysitter

Areas Available: East Rand, Sandton & Surrounds, West Rand
Availability: Nights
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Age: 32
Experience: 14 years


* profile last updated: 22 Nov 2012



Personal Information:

Languages

Englich(excellent), Afrikaans(good), Zulu(Conversational)

Highest Education level

Degree

First Aid

Yes (certificate expiry: 2013-04-11)

Child Safe Vehicle with seat belts all round

Yes

Driving for

13 years

Worked with children aged from

1 - 3 years
10 - 16 years

Religion

Christian

Smoker?

No

Can you swim?

Yes

Do you have any allergies, physical or psychological issues, illnesses or disabilities?

No 

Looking for

Live Out positions

Salary range expected

R60+ per hour

Do you have any hidden talents, such as playing an instrument / painting / dancing?

I Au-pair for a 13 year old boy during the day, I focus on my studies, I enjoy spending time with my brother who is in JHB and I enjoy swimming. I love socialising with my friends, I play the guitar and social hockey in a social team with my friends.

Do you still work for any of your previous clients?

Yes

Do you have any children of your own? If so, how old are they?

No

How would you describe yourself?

I am a fun, sociable person that tries to maintain a balance between my social life and my degree. I am eager to continue my degree and qualify so that I can start working at a hospital and then finally move onto Paediatrics at a private clinic. So I am a

Can you cook?

Yes

References:

Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Joy Sen 
Date of employment: From 2010-01-04 to
Reason for leaving: Current Position 
Duties: I started as her full time Au-pair, I now do Tutor her and sometimes do driving for them as well. On an average day, I would fetch her from school, take her home, give her lunch, make sure she eats it, do homework with her and take her to extra murals or to friends. I also did Physiotherapy exercises with her. She has a curve in her spine and goes to a Physiotherapist for it, he gives her exercises to do at home and I had to oversee the exercises.  
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? She works for me, she started as a full time Au-pair and is now our Tutor. 
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She assisted us with our daughter, she was 13 years old when Ada started with us, At first she was our afternoon au-pair, she would fetch her from school, take her to extra mural activities, assist her with her homework and entertain her. Currently her University times are clashing with my daughter´s times, she now assists us with Tutoring her. During holidays she assists us full time, taking my daughter to gym, she takes her to the running track and keeps her busy. 
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? She started in 2009 - current.  
Were you happy with the applicant's interaction with the children and yourself (was she always creating new activities for them to do? etc.)? Yes, my daughter loves her.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, she is a real star, very versatile and flexible, if I could employ her full time I would.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? She still assist us with Tutoring.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Gill Pyle 
Date of employment: From 2011-01-03 to 2011-12-01
Reason for leaving: I assisted them in 2011 for almost a year, they then moved to Cape Town. 
Duties: I picked her up from school, gave her lunch, did her homework with her and take her to extra murals. i also did baby-sitting for them when needed.  
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Type of reference: Tutoring
Name: Bhavan Valloo  
Date of employment: From 2011-10-03 to
Reason for leaving: Current 
Duties: I go there every afternoon, do his homework with him and Tutor him in Maths.  
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Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Kara Isham  
Date of employment: From 2012-06-01 to 2012-08-31
Reason for leaving: I assisted them for 3 months June - August 2012, they went back to the USA. 
Duties: The family was here from the USA for business. I mostly assisted them in the evening with baby-sitting. I prepared his dinner for him and made sure he ate it. Relax and play with him for a bit. He is very intelligent for a 2 year old, he would count with cards and speak French. I sometimes had to bath him and then get him to bed and be there if he should wake up.  
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? Ada baby-sat our then 2 year old son while we were temporarily living in South Africa between April and July this year. (2012).  
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She watched Noah at our apartment house, usually between 4 and 5 hours at a time, feeding him, playing with him, generally keeping him happy while we were out.  
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? April - July 2012. 
Were you happy with the applicant's interaction with the children and yourself (was she always creating new activities for them to do? etc.)? Yes, she is very professional and fun to be around. I could tell Noah enjoyed his time with her and I found her very pleasant to work with.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, she was always on time and ready to work, and we felt that our son was safe in her care.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? We left the country to return home to the United States, or she would probably still be working for us.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
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