Didi

Cape Town


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Au Pair, Babysitter

Areas Available: Atlantic Seaboard, City Bowl, Southern Suburbs
Availability: Full Day
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Age: 47
Experience: 12 years


* profile last updated: 10 Jul 2013



Personal Information:

Languages

English and Afrikaans

Highest Education level

Diploma
179

Diplomas/ certificates / degrees

Cape Town Technical College (1991) N4 Commerce & N5 Hotel & Tourism, Waterfront Theatre School (1999), Cape Academy of Dramatic Art (2002 - 2004), Screen Actors Studio (2005).

First Aid

Yes (certificate expiry: 0000-00-00)

Child Safe Vehicle with seat belts all round

Yes

Driving for

17 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

$3 500

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

I enjoy acting and drama, I do make up for matric dances and enjoy going to church.

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 fun, loving and caring, I am loyal and honest.

Can you cook?

Yes

References:

Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Glenda van den Oever
Date of employment: From 2007-03-01 to 2007-04-30
Reason for leaving: Temporary position ( Parents went on holiday)
Duties: Take them to school, collect them from school, collect them from activities in the afternoons, assisting with homework and projects, Prepare breakfast, lunches and dinners. General supervision.
Do you know the applicant? Yes.
How do you know the applicant? Didi was our Temp Au pair
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? Taking them to school and collecting them again, taking them to extra murals and collecting them. Assisting with homework and projects, preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for them.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? Didi assisted us from March 2007 - April 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.)? Didi got along well and enjoyed playing games with our daughter.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, we had no issues with Didi at all, she is a very organised and loyal Au pair. She has been very good to us, we had no issues with Didi at all.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? Didi assisted us whilst we were away on holiday.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Leshni Naidoo
Date of employment: From 2007-08-01 to
Reason for leaving: Still assisting them on a part-time basis.
Duties: Take them to school and collect them from activities and extra murals, I would make sure that the boys done their homework. I would assist with projects, I would prepare snacks and light meals for the boys. I would supervise them and make sure that the house hold is running smoothly.
Do you know the applicant? Yes.
How do you know the applicant? Didi is our Au pair.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? Preparing light snacks and dinners for the little ones, Making sure the kids done their homework, assisting with homework.Collect them from school and take them to extra murals.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? Didi has been working for us since August 2007 - present.
Were you happy with the applicant's interaction with the children and yourself (was she always creating new activities for them to do? etc.)? Didi enjoys keeping the children busy, they are often going for walks or going to the park to play some fun games.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? We have had no issues with Didi at all, she is responsible and very organised.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? Didi is still assisting us. 
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Wendy Visser-Court
Date of employment: From 2008-04-01 to 2010-01-29
Reason for leaving: Better opportunity.
Duties: Taking and collecting form extra murals and parties, organise play dates, take them to the doctor or hair cuts, assisting with homework and projects, keeping them entertained and playing fun activities. I would prepare a light meal or snack for them.
Do you know the applicant? Yes.
How do you know the applicant? Didi is our Au pair.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? Just about everything, running errands, doing grocery shopping, taking the children to extra murals and collecting them from school, assisting with homework and projects if any.Taking them to fun activities and planning play dates, collecting from friends and family.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? Didi has been assisting us since April 2008 - January 2010.
Were you happy with the applicant's interaction with the children and yourself (was she always creating new activities for them to do? etc.)? Didi is a very energetic person, she loves being involved with the children´s activities and games.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? Didi copes well under pressure, we have had no problems regarding responsibility or issues with time keeping.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? She got a better opportunity.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Prince Torki M. Al Saud
Date of employment: From 2012-04-02 to
Reason for leaving: I started in April 2012 - current. I am on a long holiday, I might go back again, but if something better comes along in SA, I will stay.
Duties: This is a live-in position, I am in full care of the baby, changing his nappies, feeding him, bathing him, putting him to sleep and playing with him. I have to be with him every minute.
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