Melissa Faith

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: 31
Experience: 14 years


* profile last updated: 18 Sep 2012



Personal Information:

Languages

English and Afrikaans

Highest Education level

Degree

First Aid

Yes (certificate expiry: 2012-12-31)

Child Safe Vehicle with seat belts all round

Yes

Driving for

12 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?

I have Asthma

Looking for

Live Out positions

Salary range expected

Negotiable

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

Swimming, hiking going to the beach when I can, I enjoy shopping and spending time 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 optimistic, bubbly person, enjoy reading. I enjoy socializing and meeting new people. I am creative and funny at times.

Can you cook?

Yes

References:

Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Desline
Date of employment: From 2005-06-01 to
Reason for leaving: June 2005 - Current.
Duties: My duties varied on a daily basis. I would have to bath and feed him keep him a stable routine He was and still is a very energetic little boy. I tried playing with him as much as possible to stimulate him mind. We would often go on scavenger hunts and pl
Do you know the applicant? Yes, I do know Melissa
How do you know the applicant? We have known Melissa for the past 5 years as our babysitter and Au pair.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? General duties, supervising, preparing a light meal, taking him out on outings to the park, beach if it´s a nice day, putting down for naps, taking him to the bathroom keeping him entertained.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? Since 2005 and when she came back from abroad she came to assist us again.
Were you happy with the applicant's interaction with the children and yourself (was she always creating new activities for them to do? etc.)? She is great, really gets down to it, all hands on.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? We have not had any issues with Melissa at all. She is a very responsible young lady. 
Why did the applicant leave your employment? Melissa still assists us for a couple of hours each day.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Teacher: Denise
Date of employment: From 2008-03-03 to 2008-03-31
Reason for leaving: March 2008.I assisted for 200 hours.
Duties: I would encourage to kids to take part in arts and crafts and sing along. Also colour, shapes, sizes, number and alphabet recognition. I would feed them as well. I enjoyed it very much, I love working with allot of children at a time. I had no issue at all.
Do you know the applicant? Yes, I do know Melissa.
How do you know the applicant? Melissa completed her hours at our day care before going abroad.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? Keeping the children entertained, preparing meals for them, supervising them, putting down for naps, changing nappies and clothes.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? Melissa assisted us in March 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.)? Melissa could keep the children entertained and stimulated and loved playing games with them.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? I have not had any difficulty with Melissa at all when she was working with the children. She was very willing to learn as much as possible.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? Melissa assisted us for only a period of 200hours, she needed experience to work abroad.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Ruth Keyes
Date of employment: From 2008-05-01 to 2009-09-30
Reason for leaving: May 2008 - September 2009. My father was ill and I had to return to South Africa.
Duties: For the most part I was responsible for the well-being of these kids and getting them ready for the days tasks and activities. I did everything from getting them dressed in the morning, fixing and feeding breakfast them breakfast, lunch and dinner. I took the older kids to school picking and pick them up etc. To improve there social skills we had loads of play-dates with kids in their age group. Among other things I loved doing with the kids, were reading to them (I read tons of books to them). While I was doing all this I travelled around the US, exploring different parts of the United States. I spent a lot of time nurturing the kids and helping them explore new and exciting things.
Do you know the applicant? Yes
How do you know the applicant? She was our au pair for a little over a year.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? Caring for our children and some house work involving them (meals, laundry).
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? About 15 months.
Were you happy with the applicant's interaction with the children and yourself (was she always creating new activities for them to do? etc.)? She enjoyed taking them to parks and watching them outdoors. She was especially strong with the younger kids.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, we had absolutely no issues with Melissa at all.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? Her father was ill and she returned to South Africa.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Please select...
Name: Dr Zakiyya Omarjee
Date of employment: From 2011-04-01 to
Reason for leaving: 16 April 2011 - Currently employed, part time.
Duties: I am responsible for the overall well-being, mental and physical stimulation of the children. I fetch the children from school, feed them, assist them with homework, bath them and feed them.
Do you know the applicant? Yes
How do you know the applicant? She is our Au-pair
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She fetches our children from school, supervises homework and activities, she especially entertains the smaller one until we get home.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? Since June 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.)? Very good, she initiates on her own, gives them attention and creates activities, especially over holidays.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, very reliable.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? She still works for us.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
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