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Abigail D

#162582 - Au Pair in Stellenbosch - 22(f)

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162582
Abigail D
27 Apr 2021
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Female
22 years old
Afrikaans, English
Stellenbosch , Cape Winelands , Western Cape
Botanical Gardens

immediately
for 12 months or longer

Live-Out

06:00-20:00+
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06:00-20:00+

Toddler
18 years old

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Additional information
South Africa
South African

Latin, Ancient Greek
Unmarried
Undisclosed
R80 / hour
R4.00 / kilometre

Yes

No minimum
No maximum

Hyundai I30
More than 5 years
Teaching experience
Yes
I teach grade 8 and 9 Latin for the university community outreach program and have worked as a first, second, and third-year tutor for Stellenbisch University.
Educational background

High school

High school Matric - Hoerskool Eldoraigne (2016)
Subjects Core Mathematics
Science
Afrikaans Home Language
English FAL
History
Drama

Degress and other courses

Degree/course BA Language and Culture - Stellenbosch University (2019)
Degree/course Ancient Languages Hons. - Stellenbosch University (2020)
Degree/course MA Ancient Languages - Stellenbosch Univeristy (Current)
Introduction to families
Dear Family, I am already excited about getting to know you. But before that happens, let me first introduce myself! My name is Abigail D, and I am a soon-to-be 23-year-old Master's student in Ancient Classical languages at Stellenbosch University. My on-campus hours are very few, and I'd ideally love to spend my free time doing something I enjoy; looking after children. I have many younger cousins, two very young nephews, and a niece, and family friends with children of various ages. With all of these, I have proven to be a firm favourite when it comes to tutoring, playing, babysitting, and just generally stepping in when their parents are too busy. Amid a pandemic, I can only imagine the stress parents face regarding their families' well-being and safety. An au pair may be the answer you need, and I would love to be considered for the position!
The most important aspect is that I care about children and have a good rapport with them. I love being around children or those younger than me. I find it fascinating to see how they look at the world, and it’s also important to me to keep myself in touch with the changes of society and its influence on children as I spend my study hours reflecting on the ancient past and work with more mature people. I am timely, efficient, patient, but still consider myself very fun to be around making children and teenagers enjoy spending time with me. I matriculated high school with core maths, science, history, and drama and I am thus well versed in both the creative aspects of school as well as the more difficult subjects. I’ve tutored for the University for two years now, and thus I am also well versed in knuckling down with students to help them understand concepts and ace their homework. I try my best to have a very open relationship with parents so as to look after their children in the way they would feel most comfortable, both in play and in discipline. I am bilingual and can thus fit into most South African families without being hindered by a language barrier. I have the time and would like to spend it constructively by helping other families be less pressured. I can cook, and also don’t mind doing menial household tasks when necessary. I am someone who really values the opportunity to become part of a welcoming family. I’d love to hear back from you and become an ad-hoc part of your family.
My hobbies include; • reading • writing • pottery • hiking • yoga • gardening • cooking and baking • volunteering (especially at animal shelters) I dabble in most things and love learning new skills, but the above are the hobbies I have had the longest and enjoy the most
Childcare references

Reference 1

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1 Feb 2016
5 Dec 2016
13 year old girl and 15 year old boy
Pick them up from school, help with homework, prepare lunch before parents returned at 5pm.

Reference 2

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1 May 2018
23 Mar 2019
2 year old girl
Babysitter when parents were busy and looked after her during clashing work hours.

Reference 3

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1 Jan 2016
Current
3 year old girl and 6 year old boy
My sister-in-law's children whom I have a great relationship with and have babysat on multiple occasions.