Child Care Experience
In OCT 2020, I took care of a school group for the ages 6 to 10 years. I did handcrafts, painted and drew pictures with the group, I played board games with them, did sport activities outdoors and indoors, and prepared lunch for them too. I also organized the Halloween party. In AUG 2020, I took care of another school group (ages 6 to 12): I planned activities, motivated and entertained them, sang with the children, talked to them, and prepared food for and with them. From AUG until SEP 2020, I took care of Felix (8), Loisi (5) and Henry (2). I had to wake them up, bath and dress them, make them
breakfast and lunch, take them to kindergarten and pick them up. I also played games and did arts and crafts with them. From SEP 2020 until today, I am taking care of Hannah (5). We draw, paint or do other crafts. We also enjoy playing games like to play hide-and-seek or with doll´s. But I am also reading books to her and go to the playground with her. From NOV 2020 until today, I responsible for the on-year old Oskar. I am feeding him, reading books to him, play with him and get him ready for naptime. I also take walks with him. From March until April 2015, I was working with a kindergarten group (ages 3 to 6): I played with the children different games, did puzzles, or read books. I also sang and ate
together with them and organized the Easter decoration they had to do for their family and friends. From September 2017 until June 2018, I took care of a school group between the ages 10 and 13. I mostly did arts and crafts with them and supported them with their homework.
Sports, Interests and Hobbies
Sometimes, if my parents and I have time, we go on motorbike tours together. Since my mum hasn't got a motorbike license she always rides with my dad. When I was 16 years old I got my motorcycle license and bought myself a small motorbike. A few years later my little brother Daniel did the same. So, on a beautiful day we all enjoy a motorbike tour together.
Once a week I have a horse riding lesson at the "Riding and Driving Club" in Göppingen, a big horse farm. Here I have been riding since I was 14 years old, which was much later than others, but better late than never. Up to now I have been riding dressage, but I am going to start with show jumping soon.
Whenever I have time, I bake muffins, cupcakes, pies, cakes or American cookies.
I am also really interested in art and design which is why I often decorate my cakes a lot :)
Furthermore I like painting and handcrafting. Often I use this for my planner, because I create my own. It is called "bullet journal" or "filofaxing".
For a few years I have been doing cycling tours with my parents on a regular basis. Mostly we cycle more than 50 kilometer with a lot of changes in attitude. So, the rides can be really exhausting.
Furthermore I am riding horses once a week at the "Riding and Driving Club" in Göppingen, a big horse farm. Here I have been riding since I was 14 years old, which was much later than others, but better than never. Up to know I have been riding dressage, but I am going to start with show jumping soon. Sometimes I also ride out with my friend Johanna on her two horses. That is always a lot of fun. If the weather is good, my brother Philipp and I sometimes go jogging.
One reason why I want to become an au pair is because I love spending time with children, showing or teaching them new things. That is why I want to become a teacher as my future career. But why America? 1. Living in another country, culture and family is a fantastic opportunity to learn a lot about the USA, but also a lot about yourself. I am hoping to gain new experiences which will shape my life and help me develop myself. 2. I am fascinated by culture, traditions, the mentality of the people, etc. Therefore, I would love to experience American reality, in an American family. I am a person who can be calm and focus even in stressful situations. Moreover I am reliable and careful in everything I do. Some of my strengths are being accurate, organized, clean, and also flexible. I am also good at planning, organizing activities, entertaining, and engaging children.