Child Care Experience
Between January and October 2018, I was an au pair in the Netherlands where I took care of Jeroen (7) and Edwin (5) for 30 hours a week. I made them breakfast and packed their lunch bags, I got them ready for school, took them to school, picked them up and took them to their after school activities. I organized playdates, made dinner, put them to bad and we did arts and crafts. Since February 2019, weekdays for 8 hours a day, I babysat Danie since he was 3 months old. I fed him and bathed him, changed diapers and put him down for naps. From June to October 2019, every afternoons after school for 4 hours a day, I looked after Danielle (9). I helped with homework and school projects. Between May 2019 and January 2020, for 25 hours a week, I took care of Wessel (13), Dawie (8) and Daniel (9). I made their lunch, played with them and helped with homework.
Sports, Interests and Hobbies
I enjoy reading, listening to music, photography, I love animals, and I enjoy learning something new and singing in my free time, I like hockey, tennis, motor sports and rugby.
I am quite curious about the American culture. It was always a dream to travel in the USA and I believe that doing the program will give me the opportunity to do so. I do like working with children and I like learning new things. The Au Pair program combines the two. I can take care of children and learn more about their culture and they can also learn about mine. I consider myself qualified because I have the required child care hours. I also have experience taking care of different age groups. I can adapt really quickly to a new place and I have a lot of patience.