Member ID 1577313

Nationality South-African | More ⇩

Full name Amber

City/State INNSBRUCK/ Tyrol

Country Austria

Start Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

Duration of stay 10-12 months

Good knowledge of English (Native)

Last action 8 Days Ago

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Hello family :)

I am a first language English speaker from Cape town, South Africa living in Innsbruck. I have been coming to Austria regularly for the past two years and am already quite familiar with the culture and customs.

My free time is spent outdoors (climbing, skating, biking, hiking, surfing etc.) or being creative by painting or doing home DIY projects/gardening.

I have been working with children for over 10 years - babysitting, Au-pairing, sports coaching (surfing and rock climbing), tutoring and entertaining (at kids birthday parties and craft centers), and I am very comfortable with children/babies of all ages.

After woking with kids for so long there are a few things I have to clarity before the consideration of employment.
Firstly, I am very interested in childhood development and it would be extremely important that the family I work for and I have similar values/morals/ethics (e.g. no corporal punishment with kids). For me children need a lot of time to be creative and work on problem solving as well as lots of time in nature, away from the screen (iPad/phone).

Secondly, I see my role as a child caretaker, not an entertainer - I would be there to support the development of your child/children and support you as a helping hand. I believe it is crucial for children to have time playing alone (of course supervised, depending on their age). I do not support continuously entertaining children so that they never get bored or uncomfortable, I believe this over stimulates them and exacerbates conditions like ADD/ADHD etc. Boredom is when true creativity starts to blossom as the child has to think/imagine an activity that is not spoon-fed to them.

Also, I have my own apartment in Innsbruck so I am not searching for a family to host me and I am only looking for work in Innsbruck... Please do not contact me if you live more than 5km out of the city.

If you like the sound of my approach to child-care and live in Innsbruck I would be very happy to hear from you!
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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

Profession Childminder

Education University

Basic knowledge of German (A2)

Sports  Climbing, surfing, skiing, snowboarding

Religion No Religion

For the Au Pair religion is Not 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

Preferred area Big City, Suburb, Town

Duration of stay 10-12 months

Earliest starting date Jun 2020

Latest starting date Aug 2020

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 2

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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