Member ID 1780857

Nationality Portuguese | More ⇩

Full name Irina

City/State Montijo, Portugal/

Country Portugal

Start May 2021 - Jun 2021

Duration of stay 4-6 months

Good knowledge of English (C2), Spanish (B2), Portuguese (Native)

Last action 5 days ago

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My name is Irina, and I'm 24 years old. I'm from Portugal and that's where I live at the moment. I live with my mother and stepfather. I have a brother but only from my father and another person, whom I don't have much contact with since a very young age. For some that are troubling, in my case I can say I've adapted very well, as my mother did the best job she could and I believe I turned out fine.

I have a passion for learning new things, whether it's a new language, a sport, about cultures different from my own, or being in touch with other people from completely different places from where I live. Art has always been very deary to me specifically. I play guitar and sing (had a band once), I love visiting museums, going to the theatre, and travelling.
When I was 19 I moved to the UK alone for the first time. I went there to study. The course I was taking at the time was Crime and Investigative Studies, but it turned out I went at the wrong time. I just had finished secondary school. And I wasn't prepared at all. So I came back to Portugal, got a job at a clothing store, where I stood for almost 3 years, and during this particular time, I managed to travel, to explore new tastes of mine in life, I started to get in touch with NGOs, and because of this, before the pandemic got worse, I was actually working at Amnesty International based in Lisbon. Now, I'm at home and I work from it. Because of a volunteering job and a Mentorship Programme at Global Changemakers, I was accepted to work as an English Teacher for an online school called Skyeng. And it's been delightful. Before that my experience with teaching was through volunteering too, for another organization called SPEAK. There I was teaching Portuguese.

This year, I decided to apply to University again, as I'm in a totally different place, emotionally, mainly. I'm older now, more certain of what I want, and definitely ready to live apart from my family. The course is a different one. Which was my first option of all. Applied Psychology. I have the ambition to, after that, take a Master in Psychology and Criminology.

But now that you know some personal information about me, you must be asking where and how do I fit as an Au Pair. During my teenage years, I worked as a nanny. The kid I took care of for the longest period of time, was a little girl that was my neighbor. And I took care of her since she was born until she went to school. As an Au Pair, moving to a different country to work as one, would be my first experience as such, but I strongly believe I have the qualifications for it. I love children. This may sound like a cliche, but I truly love them. To be able to see the world through their eyes, through their innocence. We can and could learn so much from them.

There are two things in life that I say that are mainly important. Empathy and gratitude. And no matter how young one is, I think it's something that should be taught from a young age. And sometimes, children teach us that without us even noticing at first. As an Au Pair, I don't want to be just the person that does the job and takes care of the children and then one day it's gone. I want them to trust me, and to see me as a friend too. I want a good strong relationship to be created. And the same goes for the parents. They are trusting me, after all.

I've stated that I've applied to the Settlement Scheme and I was accepted. So I have legal permission to work in the UK. No visa would be needed. I also have already an open bank account, my Customer Reference Number, and my National Insurance Number. I do have a driver's license, but I'm not used to driving in the UK though.

This way, I would like for you to consider my application.

Sincerely,

Irina Saude
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Experience

During my teenage years, I worked as a nanny. The kid I took care of for the longest period of time, was a little girl that was my neighbor. And I took care of her since she was born until she went to school. As an Au Pair, moving to a different country to work as one, would be my first experience as such, but I strongly believe I have the qualifications for it.
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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 Teacher

Education Secondary School

Language Knowledge

Portuguese: Native Language
English: Mastery (C2), Since 11 Year/s
Spanish: Upper intermediate (B2), Since 5 Year/s

Sports  Basketball, Volleyball

Religion No Religion

For the Au Pair religion is Important

Special diet considerations No special diet

Has health problems I don't

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Job information

Can work more for extra money - Yes
Does accept family with pets - Yes
Can take care of pets - Yes

Preferred countries United Kingdom

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

Duration of stay 4-6 months

Earliest starting date May 2021

Latest starting date Jun 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

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

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

Would work for a single parent? Yes, with the mother

Can care for special needs children

Can care for special needs people

To students of age group

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