Au Pair ID 1379468

Nationality South-African | More ⇩

Full name Anne-Shane

City/State Cape town/Western Cape

Country South Africa

Start Jan 2020 - May 2020

Duration of stay 10-12 months

Good knowledge of English (Native), Afrikaans (Native)

Last action 9 Days Ago

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Hi there :)
My name is Anné-Shane. The Anné is pronounced as Anna. I guess my dad wanted to be creative and decided to turn the "a" into an "é”. So just imagine the amount of mispronunciations of my name I’ve heard my whole life. Fun!

But for short you can just call me Shay.

I come from a pretty big family and because of that, I've been babysitting for as long as I can remember. My love for children ever since. I believe kindness and understanding is important when communicating with children. With the children´s activities and tasks I try to always be organized, well-prepared and pedagogic. I have a sense of what they might like or even know what fun games to play with them just to break the ice.

I'm sufficient around the house. I can cook and clean, and can be creative when it comes to school snacks and activities to keep them busy. With me in your family you can expect a lot of enthusiasm and energy. Family is important to me, therefore I value quality time whether it is reading a bedtime story, taking care of them when they are sick, taking them to all their after school activities and if things didn’t go so well at school that day, make sure to take them for ice cream to cheer them up(shh don’t tell the parents).
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Experience

Growing up in a pretty big family, taking care of the younger kids were expected from the girls of the family. I've been taking care of children since the age of 12 and it has become second nature to me. During high school, I did a few babysitting jobs and often neighbors trusted me to look after their kids when it was "date night" or simply to house sit and look after their pets as they went away for holiday.

I work best with children between the ages of 4-13. I use to volunteer at our community hall for this program called "holiday club", where children from all ages would come in at 8 am and leave at 5 pm every day during school holidays. We did this for about two weeks, unpaid. I honestly adore children and their outlook on life. That is why during my years in university I did a course on clinical psychology and child development. Kids are smart humans and we often underestimate their ability to understand and learn.

Why do I like to become an Au pair abroad? I love travelling, meeting new people, understanding different cultures and their way of living. I believe moving to new places helps me develop as a person. A well-rounded person per se. Looking after kids while being able to visit a different country, sounds like a win-win situation to me.
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Personal information

Non-SmokerCan swim well - Yes
Can ride a bike - Yes
Has a driver's license - Yes, with experience

Can swim well

Can ride a bike

Has a driver's license Yes, with experience

Has siblings

Has a valid passport

Non-Smoker

Has attended a first-aid training

Current occupation Student - Social Science

Education University

Basic knowledge of -

Sports  netball, hockey, gymnastics, dance

Religion Christian

For the Au Pair religion is Important

Special diet considerations No special diet

Has health problems No

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Job information

Can work more for extra money - Yes
Can care for special needs children - Yes
Does accept family with pets - Yes
Can take care of pets - Yes

Duration of stay 10-12 months

Earliest starting date Jan 2020

Latest starting date May 2020

Can care for special needs children

Can care for special needs people

Does accept family with pets

Can take care of pets

Can work more for extra money

Preferred area Big City, Suburb, Town, Countryside

Hours of child care experience in the past 24 months 201 - 500

Age group 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old, 11 - 14 years old

Would like to take care of this number of children/people 2

Would work for a single parent? Yes, with any of them

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