Member ID 1733324

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Full name Alaina

City/State Iowa City/ Iowa

Country USA

Start Nov 2021 - Dec 2021

Duration of stay 10-12 Months

Good knowledge of English (Native)

Last action 4 days ago

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Hello,

My name is Alaina, I currently live in Iowa. I have lived there my entire life. I graduated High School with a diploma in May 2014. I am attending classes at my local college to obtain my Associates of applied science in Early Childhood Education. I started asking myself what I really wanted to do as a career a few years ago but just recently I’ve come to the decision that my biggest dream/goal would be to teach English abroad in South Korea, China, Spain, France and Italy. My father lives in a town called Forna, in the province of Alicante. I would love to be a little closer to him if possible and my grandmother was also born and raised in the Canary Islands. I’ve been an avid fan of different cultures, people and food for as long as I can remember. However, just recently these past two years I have put a lot of thought into what I wanted to be and how I could make a difference and as it turns out I love children, they are simply amazing, it’s hard to describe in words but I’ve been a nanny, caregiver and babysitter a good majority of my life and so with a little push from my family I made the decision to become a teacher. I wanted the chance to au pair and nanny abroad but Unfortunately, as soon as I made my decision the Covid-19 pandemic started and that put everything on hold and would make the process even lengthier. It’s been over a year and now they things are a little more stable I would like to continue this dream of mine and so here I am applying and hoping I can meet the right family that I could enjoy a new experience with. My current two jobs are taking care of a two year old child and two twin eleven year old boys. I love it, more than anything. It can be tiring but it’s worth getting up every day for. I have been doing these kinds of caregiving jobs for over two years. Currently, I do swimming lessons with one family as well as help transport and assist with appointments to help with a non verbal child. I was a Para educator for my school district for six months so I could personally take care of this child while he was in school. I believe I have a lot of knowledge and background as a caregiver that not a lot of people have especially when it comes to children and adults who have mental disabilities. I have the passion, hard work and motivation.

I really hope this can give you an idea of what kind of person I am.
I hope to hear back :)
Thanks for reading!
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Experience

I would love to become an Au Pair/Nanny abroad because it would give me a different view on another cultures upbringing of children and how it differs from where I am from. I want to learn a new language and effectively communicate. Being in another country would be an amazing life experience and I would gain so much from it.
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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 Nanny

Education College

Language Knowledge

English: Native Language
Korean: Beginner (A1), Since 1 Month
Spanish: Beginner (A1), Since 1 Year/s

Sports  Swimming, volleyball

Religion No Religion

For the Au Pair religion is

Special diet considerations No special diet

Has health problems Allergy to Penicillin

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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) China, Italy, Japan, South Korea & Spain

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

Duration of stay 10-12 Months

Earliest starting date Nov 2021

Latest starting date Dec 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, 6 - 10 years old, 11 - 14 years old, 15+ years old

Hours of child care experience in the past 24 months 501 - 800

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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