Melissa

Johannesburg


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Babysitter, Once-off Babysittin

Areas Available: East Rand
Availability: Nights
Days: Friday, Saturday
Age: 29
Experience: 13 years


* profile last updated: 17 Jul 2013



Personal Information:

Languages

English

Highest Education level

Studying for a degree
102

Diplomas/ certificates / degrees

I am currently completing a BCom Degree in Tourism and Travel Management at Midrand Graduate Institute

First Aid

Yes (certificate expiry: 2015-06-11)

Child Safe Vehicle with seat belts all round

Yes

Driving for

11 years

Worked with children aged from

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

Religion

Christian

Smoker?

Yes

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

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

I enjoy reading, cooking, being outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I like reading stories, playing games, building puzzles, painting, drawing and colouring, watching movies and swimming with children.

Do you still work for any of your previous clients?

No

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

No

How would you describe yourself?

I am a caring, empathic, loving and trustworthy person. I love having fun, meeting new people and seeing new places.

Can you cook?

Yes

References:

Type of reference: Babysitting
Name: Susan Breytenbach
Date of employment: From 2006-01-01 to 2011-01-31
Reason for leaving: Relocated to Johannesburg from Cape Town.
Duties: Evening sitting. 6/7pm-11/12pm. Feeding, bathing, entertaining such as movies/games/puzzles and putting the child to bed.
Do you know the applicant?  Yes
How do you know the applicant? She did occasional babysitting in the evenings for me.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She would come and babysit in the evenings for my daughter since she was very young age. So she would feed her, bath her and keep her happy. My child is very active and Melissa was always able to keep up with her.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? Since my child was about 5/6 til she was 10 years old.
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. Melissa can get far more out of my daughter than I can. She encouraged her to study and my daughter just loves being around Melissa.
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? She moved to Johannesburg to stay with her mum and continue her studies.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes, absolutely.
Type of reference: Babysitting
Name: Helena Higgins
Date of employment: From 2006-02-01 to 2011-02-28
Reason for leaving: Relocated to Johannesburg from Cape Town.
Duties: Preparing meals, feeding, playing, bathing, changing diapers. Sometimes would pick up the kids from school and take extra murals.
Do you know the applicant? Yes
How do you know the applicant? She babysat and house sit for me over a few years.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? When she babysat for me; she made sure the children were safe, she made them food and made sure that they ate. She played with them and then eventually put them to bed. She also drove them to extra mural activities when she came to babysit earlier in the day.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? Over a few years about once every two weeks.
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, they loved being around her. She was very active with them. She was strict but gentle and they always enjoyed having her around.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, not at all. Very reliable.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? She moved to Johannesburg to continue her studies.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes, I miss her help.
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