Member ID 2528199

Nationality American | More ⇩

Full name Ella

City/State Goleta/ California

Country USA

Start May 2023 - Jun 2023

Duration of stay 2-12 Months

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

Last action 14 days ago

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Hi there! My name is Ella and I’m from Seattle, Washington, USA. I’ve spent most of my life in the PNW, but I lived in Kona, HI for five years.

I currently live in Santa Barbara, CA where I am working towards my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. I also play water polo and swim competitively for my school.

I’ve spent loads of hours with children and families. I currently babysit two girls (11 & 13). Back home in Seattle, I taught swim lessons for four years, coached swim team for one year, coached water polo for one year, and taught snowboard lessons for one year. I also lifeguarded for four years and was awarded head guard my last year of high school. Consequently, I have first aid and CPR certification. Before high school, I babysat around my neighborhood and for family friends.

I love spending time with kids, watching their faces light up at something, seeing them get excited over the smallest things, and hearing them laugh so hard and the silliest jokes. I have a younger brother, but as we’re only a year apart, I never really got to take care of a younger sibling. I never really got to remember watching them grow. Babysitting gives me a chance to experience that.
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Growing up I fantasized about traveling the world, experiencing new cultures and making new friends and connections across the globe. Additionally, it has been my lifelong passion to help people as I have dreamed of working with organizations like Doctors Without Borders since I was little. I would love to continue my education in California and achieve my dreams, but I’ve decided putting a pause in my plans for a year or so is worth the experience I’ll gain abroad.

I am hoping to gain a new perspective as this will be my first time traveling outside of the US. I’m looking forward to hopefully experiencing a new culture and society while helping others in the process.
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Personal information

Are you fully vaccinated against Covid-19? - Yes
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 Yes, with experience

Has siblings

Has a valid passport


Has attended a first-aid training

Profession Babysitter

Education College

Language Knowledge

English: Native Language, Since 18 Year/s
Spanish: Intermediate (B1), Since 4 Year/s
French: Beginner (A1), Since 3 Year/s

Sports  water polo, swimming, soccer

Information about COVID-19

Were you infected with Covid-19?  No

Are you fully vaccinated against Covid-19?  Yes

Name of Vaccine  Pfizer/BionTech

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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 France, Greece, Italy, Japan & Spain

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

Duration of stay 2-12 Months

Earliest starting date May 2023

Latest starting date Jun 2023

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, 6 - 10 years old, 11 - 14 years old, 15+ years old

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

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

To students of age group

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About me

I absolutely LOVE being in the water. I’ve spent my entire life around it whether it be the ocean, lakes, or pools. I have a deep appreciation for nature and all of its beauty I’ve been so fortunate to be surrounded by. Besides playing water polo and swimming I ski, snowboard, and occasionally surf. I’m very competitive and enjoy almost every other sport. I love art as well; music, film, photography, sculpture, painting, literature, architecture, dance, and theatre. I wouldn’t say I’m particularly gifted when it comes to art, but I have my moments. I enjoy cooking, mostly the eating part, but I quite like making pasta. I love to bake especially recipes I’ve never had before. That’s the fun part. I love trying new things and finding niche temporary hobbies. I love a good book and feel as if I have to finish it before I do anything else once I’ve found the right one. Academically, I love math, science, art, and foreign language classes. I’ve taken 4 years of Spanish while also studying French for 3 years. I would love to learn Italian as well.