Shannon

Cape Town


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Au Pair, Babysitter, Driver

Areas Available: Atlantic Seaboard, Southern Peninsula, Southern Suburbs
Availability: Full Day
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Age: 29
Experience: 9 years


* profile last updated: 11 Dec 2012



Personal Information:

Languages

English (1st) and Afrikaans (basic)

Highest Education level

Studying for a degree
166

Diplomas/ certificates / degrees

I have completed a certificate in Journalism in 2010. I am also starting a diploma in exercise science in February 2013 through The Health Institute of Professionals.

First Aid

Yes (certificate expiry: 0000-00-00)

Child Safe Vehicle with seat belts all round

Yes

Driving for

11 years

Worked with children aged from

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

R5000 - R8500

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

I enjoy going to the gym, cooking, reading and spending time with my family, going for hikes, beach and the outdoors.

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 fun, energetic, fair, happy, patient, outgoing, I like to have fun and I am very independent.

Can you cook?

Yes

References:

Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Catherine Wilkinson
Date of employment: From 2010-01-04 to 2011-06-30
Reason for leaving: I worked there for just over a year and a half. The parents got divorced and the mother started staying at home.
Duties: I had to pick them up from school. The girl would go to surfing lessons after school, I had to go with and take the dogs with. We would then pick her brother up from his extra murals and go home. I then made lunch and we would do homework until parents got home. I loved working there. They lived in Houtbay in the forest and did not even have TV, very outdoor family.
Do you know the applicant? Yes
How do you know the applicant? She worked for me as an Au-pair and Driver for my children.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? She looked after my 2 children, they were 8 and 10 years old when she started with us. She would pick them ip from school, take them to extra murals, take them home and do homework with them and make their lunches. She also entertained them during the holidays.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? It was for a year and a half from 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.)? Yes, very much, the children miss her.
Did you ever have any issues with time keeping or responsibilities that were not to your satisfaction? No, no problems at all, she was always punctual and responsible. She also had a good balance between doing everything right and having fun with the kids too.
Why did the applicant leave your employment? I stopped working and stayed at home.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
Type of reference: Au Pairing
Name: Catherine Wegener
Date of employment: From 2011-06-01 to 2012-12-14
Reason for leaving: I have worked for the Wegeners for a year and a half, I am leaving in December as the mom is looking to retire.
Duties: The girl had dancing after school and the boy had Water Polo. I fetched the girl and we would then watch her brother until he was finished and go home. They had to do their homework straight away, they then had a snack and we would take the dog for a walk. We played outside, I sometimes do grocery shopping for the family and we would play until the parents get home.
Do you know the applicant? Yes
How do you know the applicant? She has been working for us as an Au-pair.
What were the applicant's responsibilities whilst working for you? We have 2 children, they are 12 and 14 years old. Shannon picks them up from school, takes them to extra murals, supervises homework and projects and takes them on outings during the holidays.
How long did the applicant work for you, from when to when? She started in June 2011 - 14 December 2012.
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, very much.
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 require someone with more Tutoring abilities as our children require Tutoring.
Would you hire the applicant again, if not, why? Yes
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