Age: 22 years old
Country of residence: Indonesia
Start Date: 01.08.2022
Education: Bachelor degree majoring in English education and Literature
Childcare experience: I have three sisters, they all have kids. I have three nephews and two nieces. Both of my siblings live near my house. Their house is so close to our parents' place and her children (my nephew and niece) are often come and play at my parents’ place. My niece since she was like 5 years old and my nephew was 3 years old, was already usually hanging out with me at my parents’ place. In the early morning when they visited me and my parents, I took care of and accompany them at home.
Motivation: Hi, this is Purnama! My full name is Rian Purnamasari. I am 22 years old now. I just graduated from a University majoring in English Education and Literature recently. I live together where my parents live in Jakarta, Indonesia. My father used to be a government employee, but he retired and already passed away when I was in high school in 2013 and my mom is a housewife. I lived with my mom and siblings, every day I helped my mom and my maids to clean the house, do the laundry, tidy up the house, something like that. I'm an energetic person, responsible, and very organized. Both of my parents raised me to be autonomous, not to be a spoiled girl. They are proud of me because I can handle anything by myself. My first language is English and Bahasa. Right now, I’m learning to speak German fluently through songs and practice it directly with my friends. I love to learn new languages because they are so much fun to me.
Country of residence: Colombia
Start Date: 01.02.2022
Childcare experience: I have had experience taking care of children since I am from a large family and we have all lived together, I have had experience taking care of a 1-year-old relative who is autistic, I have also traveled to Peru to take care of my cousin and help him with schoolwork, bathe him , feed him, play with him and wash his clothes in addition to taking him to the park and entertaining him, I have also taken care of some neighbors of 3 years and 4 years, I took care of them some years ago while the mother went to work, I have had that kind of experiences all my life, in addition to this I have done a course in children's pedagogy that allows me to better understand children, I love learning from them and being able to teach them good things.
Motivation: My main motivation apart from doing something that I like is taking care of the children, it is to have a cultural exchange and learn much more about the culture of the Netherlands, in addition to learning the language and visiting beautiful places so I would like very much to live this experience and I know it would be very useful for the host family.
Maria Marcela Licona
Country of residence: Colombia
Start Date: 01.02.2022
Childcare experience: I have taken care of my family's babies between 1 and 2 years old and among those includes bathing them, entertaining them, being aware of them, washing clothes, feeding them and other tasks, I have also been a volunteer in a foundation for 2 years that works with children from 0 to 14 years of vulnerable communities in Colombia, I am also a person who likes children, I can help them with homework and housework, take them to school, feed them, since I am clear about what my work as an au pair would be .
Motivation: My main motivation is to do a cultural exchange that allows me to learn more about the Dutch culture, so this exchange would be my dream, learn new languages and learn from children and live the customs of a Dutch family, know places and taste gastronomy.
Country of residence: China
Start Date: 01.07.2022
Childcare experience: Hi, this is Carolin, my Chinese name is Haixia Wang, you can call me Carolin:) , I am 23 years old. I am outgoing, easygoing, patient, honest, responsible person, love to meet new people, love exploring. I love outdoor exercise.
Motivation: Meet new people from all around the world, I am gald to see the kids grow up slowly everyday ,also it is great to learn a new language and feel the different culture.
Country of residence: Argentina
Start Date: 02.03.2022
Childcare experience: My name is Florencia I am 26 years old and I live in Argentina with my family. My mother's name is Silvia and she works as educational psychologist i, and my father's name is Marcelo . I have got a young brother name Facundo. He is 23 years old. We are a very close, sociable and communicative family. My family is so large and I love it. My mother has one sisters and four brothers, and my father has one sister so I have many uncles, aunts and little cousins. I love children and I am the oldest one so I have been always taking care of my cousins when my family were at work and also my little cousins in summer, preparing their food, helping them with summer homework, playing and doing crafts together or going to the pool. I have been always surrounded children!
Motivation: When I finished high school, I decided to study for to become lawyer. For me, it was one of the most important decisions in my life. Living away from home has taught me to appreciate many things, to be much more responsible than I was before going and to mature as person. I think it was a very good opportunity to learn more about myself and it was for me, therefore. I have always been very active and hard working, so I tried to help at home combining my studies with different jobs while I lived away from home I love working with children because they know how to get the best out of myself and I try to teach them to do their best. It is a very rewarding job.
Country of residence: Poland
Start Date: 30.06.2022
Education: University (currently studying law)
Childcare experience: I get on well with children and I like taking care of them. I used to babysit my little cousin I realised I love spending time with kids.
Motivation: I have decided to be an au pair abroad because I get on well with children and I like taking care of them. I used to work as a nanny and I realized I love spending time with kids. It is also a great opportunity to travel, discover new cultures and meet new people. My biggest goal in life is to travel and experience as much as possible and I would also like to improve my English.
Country of residence: croacia
Start Date: 18.04.2022
Childcare experience: I have a lot of experience taking care of children and I can do any housework but I am still willing to do any other activity, I have 3 brothers and I am the oldest, so I always had to take care of them before, help them with their homework and prepare food for them.
Motivation: I want to be an au pair because it is a good way to know the culture, language, traditions of another country while living with a family.
Andrea Cano Gamboa
Country of residence: Mexico
Start Date: 02.05.2022
Education: Graduate of the career in accounting and finance
Childcare experience: I belonged for more than 6 years to a boyscout group, taking care of children between 8 and 15 years old. I was part of the coordination of the activities we did on Saturdays. The group was more than 100 girls. For me it was a privilege to be able to learn from so many children and to have the opportunity to teach them topics of current relevance.
Motivation: When you take care of someone or teach them something they didn't know, you are planting a little piece of yourself in them. What motivates me to work as an au pair, is to be able to leave a little piece of me in someone else, that a family can trust me and that their child will be in good hands as if they were part of their family.
Nazareth Agüero Fernández
Nationality: Costa Rican
Country of residence: Costa Rica
Start Date: 29.04.2022
Education: English Teaching student at university
Childcare experience: I’ve taken care of kids since I was 15 years old. Mostly my little cousins and friends’ children. I’ve had responsabilities such as preparing food for them, changing their clothes, playing with them, taking them to the toilet, etc… I love kids and I want to spend more time with them
Motivation: I want to be able to help a family and make their house environment easier. I wish to have a close, meaningful relationship with a host family. I want to be surrounded more by kinds as well as I experience a cultural exchange and a country that I like so much as the Netherlands.
Country of residence: Brazil
Start Date: 06.06.2022
Childcare experience: I’m a teacher and I work in hotels also I was in aupair for two years in US
Motivation: I really enjoy travel and make new friends I really think Europe would be an amazing option for me I’m ready and excited for that to live with an European family would be a new experience and I can’t wait.
Country of residence: Venezuela
Start Date: 15.09.2022
Education: Psychology degree (psychologist)
Childcare experience: I´ve had experience working with children in the past, since I was a teenager. When I took ballet classes, I was an assistant of my teacher, in the classes of little girls. I worked as a volunteer in the International Medical Corps, as a facilitator of Workshops of recreative safe spaces for vulnerable children and teenagers here in Caracas. Also, in my degree of psychology at my university we take about 6 internships, where 3 of them involve working with children.
Motivation: I want to streghten my dutch! and love working with children, so i think being an au pair is a great combination for me!