Catherine Alice

Cape Town


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Au Pair, Babysitter

Areas Available: False Bay / Stellenbosch, Northern Suburbs
Availability: Full Day
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Age: 50
Experience: 22 years


* profile last updated: 23 Oct 2012



Personal Information:

Languages

English (1st) and Afrikaans (2nd) and Greek

Highest Education level

Certificate
125

Diplomas/ certificates / degrees

Muizenberg Technikon - Secretary Course. Stellenbosch University - Movement Program, movement for children, coordinating etc.

First Aid

Yes (certificate expiry: 0000-00-00)

Child Safe Vehicle with seat belts all round

Yes

Driving for

21 years

Worked with children aged from

0 - 1 year
1 - 3 years
3 - 6 years
6 - 10 years

Religion

Other

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

R10000 + Per month

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

I go to gym, love going to the beach. I am currently working for a family in Welgemoed during the evenings.

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 open minded, loveable, I am always willing to learn new thing, I am outgoing and outspoken.

Can you cook?

Yes

References:

Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Dennis and Roma Spiratos
Date of employment: From 2009-07-15 to 2010-07-15
Reason for leaving: Roma decided to be a stay at home mom and I was not needed any more.
Duties: Cooking, I was in charge of the house and taking care of him. I had to supervise the domestic, Roma travelled overseas as well and I would then stay over and look after him. We used to play blocks, drawing, colour in, go to the park, take him to swimming lessons, got into pool with him, Prepared lunch and supper for him, changed nappies and clothes. I enjoyed it, we are still in contact.
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? She was our Au-pair for 2 years. 
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She looked after our children. We have 2 children, Cathy´s responsibility was with our son, he was a few months old when she started with us. She started work at 7:00 - 18:00. She had to feed the children, take them for walks, play with them, took them to swimming classes. She took over when I had to go overseas for work, she then stayed over at our house and had full care of the children. 
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? From 2008 - 2010 - 2 years. 
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 excellent and very good with children.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, never.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? I decided to be a stay at home mom.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Maria and Chris 
Date of employment: From 2010-08-07 to 2011-03-31
Reason for leaving: Better prospects, it was a temporary position. 
Duties: Taking care of children, taking to extra murals and Sunday to a Greek church. I assisted them with homework and did activities with them. 
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? She was our Au-Pair. 
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She looked after our 2 sons when they were 3 and 5 years old. She entertained them ,played with them and took good care of them.  
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? For almost a year, from 2010 - 2011. 
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 a very lovely person, easy to work with, she stepped down to the kids level.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, she is very reliable, flexible and punctual.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? Our sons went to school
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Charl and Ronel Esterhuyzen 
Date of employment: From 2006-01-10 to 2007-02-28
Reason for leaving: The family decided to let their children go to a crèche. 
Duties: I had to care for the children, taking and fetching the eldest from playschool, I also did some Ironing, cleaning and occasional cooking.  
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? She was our Au-pair 5 years ago. 
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She looked after our 2 children, they were 5 months and 2 years old at that time. She looked after our 5 month old full time, changed nappies, prepared bottles etc. She too our 2 year old to a playgroup in the mornings and fetched him again, she also did grocery shopping for us.  
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? For 2 years, 2005 - 2007. 
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, we are Afrikaans and Cathy is English, but they communicated well and they liked her.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No
Why did the applicant leave your employment? We decided to take our children to a crèche to make friends.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Night Nursing
Name: Delia 
Date of employment: From 2011-03-28 to 2011-05-02
Reason for leaving: The family relocated. 
Duties: I worked mostly Night Shift. The family was busy relocating and the mom had depression. I sometimes worked in the afternoons and evenings as well. I had to change Nappies, preparing and feeding of Bottles, put to sleep.  
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? She was our night nurse when we had our baby. 
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? I had postnatal depression and Cathy assisted us through that time, she did everything, changed nappies, fed the baby, bathed and dressed.  
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? It was in 2011, from March - May 
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 helped me allot, I would not have been able to get through it without her.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, not at all.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? We moved to Pretoria, she only assisted us temporarily.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
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