Member ID 1561974

Nationality Kenyan | More ⇩

Full name SARAH

City/State Eldoret/Rift valley

Country Kenya

Start May 2020 - Feb 2021

Duration of stay >1 year

Good knowledge of French (B1), English (Native)

Last action 10 Days Ago

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Letter to the family

Dear Family,

It is with great anticipation that I present to you my application as an Au pair.

My name is Sarah. I am a 25 years old (female) Kenyan National. I come from a small town on the Mau region known as Eldoret, Compared to Nairobi, (which is Kenya's largest city), Eldoret is a small town (approximately 145,000 inhabitants), and is situated on the Rift Valley.

I come from a family of 7 : My father is retired, used to work at paper mills industry located on the western part of Kenya and my mother is a teacher. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. My eldest brother Kennedy, is 30 years old and is unemployed. My youngest brother and sisters Laston, Sheilah and hope are 18, 23 and 16 years old respectively. Laston is at the University of Nairobi studying Bsc in Energy Engineering while Sheila is in her final year at Egerton university studying BSc in Horticulture. Hope is our last born in the family and is currently in High school.

My first language is, of course, Kiswahili, and I am also fluent in English. I started learning English in primary school, and it was also the language of instruction in the secondary school I attended. I have in addition been taking courses taught in English at the university.
I speak an intermediate level of French. I begun learning it in high school and have been taking French language classes at my university for the last four years.
I am nevertheless aware that learning a language within a classroom context is by itself, incomplete. So, in order to really be at ease, I feel that a cultural immersion would do me a lot of good.

Through my language teachers, ( both English and French) I have learnt a lot about Europe the various cultures and way of life. Hence my desire to have first hand experience of it. I am particularly interested in experiencing family life, since it offers a cultural context that is undoubtedly different from mine. For this reason, I would very much like to find a nice family to live with and work for in Europe or America.

As far as preferences are concerned, I am looking for a live-in arrangement with a host family, that would be happy to have me stay with and work for them for at least 6 months and more I would also prefer looking after children aged between 6 months to 10 years. Lastly, although I am quite flexible, I would prefer to have working hours that would allow me to attend language classes.

I would be happy to have the opportunity to speak with you: to answer whatever questions you may have about me or my childcare experiences; to learn more about your family; your interests and to know more about what you expect from the au pair arrangement.

Thank you very much for your interest in my application!
I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Sarah .C.
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Experience

When it comes to child care experience, I have looked after children in both formal and informal contexts. Last year, as part of my university volunteer work, I joined the I choose life organisation where I got the opportunity to work and interact with children of various age group while offering my services as a peer counselor. Among others, I provided after-school tuition to children aged between 5 to 10 years. I also organized for them and took part in recreational indoor and outdoor activities: we sang, danced, played games, role played, drew, painted, and narrated stories. We also visited the public library, the local animal park, went out on picnics and a camping trip.

I have helped my parents look after my brother and sister since birth. Although my looking after them is now restricted to my vacations, I was nevertheless much more involved in caring for them on a daily basis. In addition, my two younger siblings, also spend a lot of time playing with our neighbour's 6 children ( aged between 10 to 3 years), so from time to time I find myself in their ever animated company. I can comfortably say that I sincerely enjoy spending time with children.
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Personal information

Non-SmokerHas attended a first-aid training - Yes
Can swim well - Yes
Can ride a bike - Yes

Can swim well

Can ride a bike

Has a driver's license

Has siblings

Has a valid passport

Non-Smoker

Has attended a first-aid training

Profession Tourism Professional

Education University

Basic knowledge of -

Sports  Hockey, volleyball and Table tennis

Religion Christian

For the Au Pair religion is Important

Special diet considerations No special diet

Has health problems Asthmatic

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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

Preferred area Big City, Suburb, Town, Village, Countryside

Duration of stay >1 year

Earliest starting date May 2020

Latest starting date Feb 2021

Does accept family with pets

Can work more for extra money

Can take care of pets

Age group 0 - 1 year old, 1 - 5 years old

Hours of child care experience in the past 24 months 0 hours

Would like to take care of this number of children/people 3

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

Can care for special needs children

Can care for special needs people

Can teach subjects

To students of age group

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