Member ID 1928542

Nationality Scottish | More ⇩

Full name Carmel

City/State Glasgow/ West Yorkshire

Country United Kingdom

Start Sep 2021 - Nov 2021

Duration of stay 1-3 months

Good knowledge of English (Native)

Last action 1 days ago

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I am a Masters student currently studying in Leeds, UK. I have always loved working with children and young people and find that I have a natural affinity with children. I also love to travel and see different parts of the world.

I feel that working as an Au Pair is the perfect way to combine these two things. As you will find detailed below, I have a wealth of experience working with children and young people in lots of different environments.

I am very easy going, and have excellent cooking and cleaning skills, having also worked in hospitality for many years.
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Experience

I have previously worked at an after school club for 4 years, organising and supervising activities for primary school children. This involved using initiative to ensure the safety, well-being and development of the children in my care, and communicating effectively with parents giving feedback and dealing with any concerns. This is what initially made me realise my love for working with children. I found that the children responded well to my calm and patient demeanour. I like to take a hands on approach and get very involved with the children's play, and especially like outdoor play in all weather and environments.

I spent 3 summers working at a summer camp in New Hampshire, USA. I lived with the same group of around 20 girls aged 9-11 every summer, and was responsible for their day-to-day care and wellbeing including mornings, meal times, cleaning, showers and bed time. This was very intense work but very rewarding and I developed a strong relationship with all the children in my care. Alongside this I taught swim to all the age groups at camp, which was girls aged 6-15. This was also very rewarding and I found my skill for teaching through this experience.

When undertaking an internship in Canada, I also babysat for the family that were hosting me, as well as for my boss' family. This involved picking up the children from after school care and nursery, cooking dinner and entertaining them until their parents finished work. It sometimes involved putting the children to bed. The children I looked after here were aged 1, 5, 7 and 9.

Since living in Leeds I have been tutoring as a volunteer with Leeds Refugee Forum. This involved planning and delivering tutoring sessions for school children aged 7-11. This included compiling materials for sessions and explaining questions and concepts in a clear and accessible manner.
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Personal information

Non-SmokerHas attended a first-aid training - Yes
Can 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

Profession Student

Education University

Language Knowledge

English: Native Language
French: Beginner (A1), Since 4 Year/s
German: Beginner (A1), Since 1 Year/s

Sports  swimming, rowing, korfball, netball, football

Religion No Religion

For the Au Pair religion is Not important

Special diet considerations Vegan

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

Preferred countries (maximum 5) Spain

Preferred area Big City

Duration of stay 1-3 months

Earliest starting date Sep 2021

Latest starting date Nov 2021

Does accept family with pets

Can work more for extra money

Can take care of pets

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

Hours of child care experience in the past 24 months 10 - 50

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

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

Can care for special needs children

Can care for special needs people

To students of age group

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