Christel

Cape Town


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Au Pair, Babysitter

Areas Available: Atlantic Seaboard, City Bowl, False Bay / Stellenbosch, Northern Suburbs, Southern Peninsula, Southern Suburbs, West Coast
Availability: Full Day
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Age: 40
Experience: 22 years


* profile last updated: 26 Oct 2012



Personal Information:

Languages

Afrikaans (1st), English (Fluent), Dutch (Fluent), German (Understand)

Highest Education level

Studying for a degree

First Aid

Yes (certificate expiry: 2015-03-17)

Child Safe Vehicle with seat belts all round

Yes

Driving for

16 years

Worked with children aged from

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

R10000 per month / R55 per hour

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

I enjoy Swimming, Walking, Reading, Movies, I study allot and I enjoy meeting with 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 organised but flexible. I have a quiet manner about me, but I love fun filled activities. I am patient and caring, easy going, organised and structured, always prepared, a children´s person and calm.

Can you cook?

Yes

References:

Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Suzan Diamant (Netherlands)
Date of employment: From 1998-01-01 to 2003-12-31
Reason for leaving: I could not extend my Visa any more.
Duties: Get them dressed and prepare breakfast, older took them to school, pack lunch, in charge of household, cleaning, shopping, cooking. Before school, had a program for them for their development, evenings only when parents were away, prepared dinner for children. Night duty with newborn baby. Nappy changing, bottles etc. Bathing.
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? She was placed with us through an agency in 1998.  
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? Taking care of our children, household chores, general tasks including grocery shopping and cooking. We have 2 children, girls, their ages ranged from newborn upwards when she started with us.  
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? All together for 4 years, 1998 - 1999, 2000 - 2001 and a couple of times after that. She also assisted us during a holiday in 2007 or 2008.  
Were you happy with the applicant's interaction with the children and yourself (was she always creating new activities for them to do? etc.)? Definitely so, we are still in touch.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? Never in a sense we could not discuss.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? An Au-pair is not allowed to stay for longer than 1 year in the Netherlands, already a miracle that we could keep her longer than a year.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Definitely so, she is an asset to every household.
Type of reference: Teaching
Name: Westminster Children´s Societ 
Date of employment: From 2004-01-05 to 2006-12-22
Reason for leaving: Westminster Children´s Society - London, UK (June O´Sullivan). My Visa expired. 
Duties: Nursery teacher, planning of daily activities. They did not have a playground, we went to the park every day. I had to keep them safe, supervision. I was in charge of a different area every day, maths, music and movement, science etc, Supervised lunch and dinner, communicating with parents and was in charge of opening and closing of nursery. 
Do you know the applicant?  
How do you know the applicant?  
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you?  
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when?  
Type of reference: Teaching
Name: Emirates National School 
Date of employment: From 2008-01-07 to 2011-12-16
Reason for leaving: Abu Dhabi, Dubai. My Visa expired. 
Duties: I was a home-room teacher in English. Planning of activities, teaching them English, supervision inside and outside, snack times and lunch times. 
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? I was her immediate supervisor. 
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She was responsible for a class at our kindergarten school at Emirates National School. She worked with children between the ages of 3 and a half to 4 and a half years old.  
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? From 2008 - 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
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? She intended to study further.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Teaching
Name: Noah´s Ark - Audrey 
Date of employment: From 2012-02-01 to
Reason for leaving: This is my current position, I handed in my notice, I need more time to focus on my studies. 
Duties: I am a home-room teacher, to develop the child as a whole through play. Planning activities, potty training, supervision, keeping them occupied in a safe learning environment.  
Do you know the applicant? Yes 
How do you know the applicant? I am her principal, she is a teacher here. 
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She is a teacher, she has to stimulate the children in her class, prepare her class and do activities with them, she follows a program / curriculum. She works with 15 children in her class, they are the 2-3 year old class.  
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? She started in January 2011 - 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, the children love her, she is very loving and caring.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, she is very reliable.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? She is still working for us.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
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