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Hanna Chupryna

Age: 21

Nationality: Ukrainian

Country of residence: Ukraine

Start Date: ASAP

Education: Bachelor

Childcare experience: I have 3 younger cousins. 2 boys( 15 years old and 11 years old )and 1 girl (12 years old). I helped with them when they were babies, cause I always wanted to have little sister and brother. And now I help with them when my aunt can’t stay with them cause of her work and sometimes take them after school to after-school classes. If there is need I can do homework, help with English, cook smth for them but with their help ,etc.
Also I had few students for 2 years. I helped them with their English. 2 girls ( 6 years old and 12 years old) and 1 boy (11 years old).
And I like to spend time with my friends’ siblings.

Motivation: Dear Host family,
My name is Chupryna Hanna, I am 21 years old and I have been fond of foreign languages since childhood. I am currently completing the 5th undergraduate course at the Odessa National Academy of Communications at the Marketing and Management Faculty.
I have big family and that’s why I have 3 younger cousins. 2 boys ( 15 years old and 11 years old )and 1 girl (12 years old). I helped with them when they were babies, cause I always wanted to have little sister and brother. And now I help with them when my aunt can’t stay with them cause of her work and sometimes take them after school to after-school classes. If there is need I can do homework with them, help with English, cook something for them but with their help, etc. We like to spend time together in the cinema, at the zoo and when it is good weather, we spend time im the swimming pool.
Also I had few students for 2 years. I helped them with their English.
2 girls ( 6 years old and 12 years old) and 1 boy (11 years old). We were doing homework together, watching English cartoons and learnt new words, etc.
And I like to spend time with my friends’ siblings.
I think this program is perfect for me. I like to spend time with children, cause I always wanted to have little sister or brother, and this program give me chance to become elder sister. So I would be very happy to become best elder sister for your children.
We can cook together, draw, play football, go in the swimming pool and swim together, read books, watch cartoons, sculpt something from plasticine and other things. And I can read your children Ukrainian tales in English, interesting histories.
That’s why I like Au Pair program, it is perfect chance to become elder sister and for culture exchange.
Also, I will be able to attend language courses of Dutch language and improve my knowledge of the English language, study a lot in the family and with new friends on the courses, spend days together with family, prepare holidays and share experiences in everyday life.
After arriving in Ukraine, I plan to continue my studies and get a master's degree.

Diana Martinez

Age: 22

Nationality: Mexican

Country of residence: Germany

Start Date: 03.08.2020

Education: High school

Childcare experience: Au pair in Germany. Taking care of 2 children: 4 and 1 years old.
I’m working with children since I was 18 years old
Teaching them English
Babysitting after their school
Taking small groups of children to the playground or making activities together (sport included)

Motivation: I like working with children because normally people forget that they are gonna be the future of the countries and that their happiness is more important than cleanliness and order .
Rising a child with education and love is really important for their mental health and I’m basing on that to write a report about the rising differences all around the world .

Angel Dela Cruz

Age: 22 years old

Nationality: Filipino

Country of residence: Philippines

Start Date: 04.01.2021

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Childcare experience: I have experience with childcare to my sister, and family friend 3 children, 2 girls 1 boy. (8,6,1 years old.) where I play with them, prepare their snack, bathing and make sure they take nap. Aside from that I've became a student teacher in kinder level, where I assisted the students in their school activities.

Motivation: My name is angel, 22 years old and I am looking for a loving host family who I can share new memories with and help me to know there culture more.

To tell you something about me, I am fun to be with, friendly, honest, organize and caring person. I am fan of outdoor activities and I love being surrounded by people especially if they talk about their dreams, they also inspire me to do more. This is one of the reason why I love being with kids, they are full of dreams. Like, They will always tell you what they want to be someday.

If you choose me to be your au pair, my goal is to make their childhood memorable, at the same time help them develop themselves especially their communication and self-esteem which I believe the foundation of everything. I know as parents you also have a busy days, where I can help you to do some household chores like, tidying and simple cooking of some asian food but I am also willing to learn yours.

Looking forward hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,
Angel

Ramona Bettina L. Rodriguez

Age: 23

Nationality: Filipino

Country of residence: Philippines

Start Date: 01.11.2020

Education: College level

Childcare experience: My experience in childcare evolves around babysitting my younger relatives, and younger siblings of my close friends, between ages 3-5 years of age. I also participate in various charity programs that lends a hand to orphanages and homes for the elderly.

Motivation: I aspire to be an Au Pair in the Netherlands as I am fascinated by the country's culture and I hope to explore it more. The peaceful places, the sunflowers, transporting from places to place through bicycles, I'd love to experience life in the Hollands. Also, my favorite artist, Vincent Van Gogh is a dutch, he painted his everyday life in such vivid and joyous colors. He looked at life in light, despite having such difficulties. If I get lucky, maybe find an opportunity in studying short courses in the Netherlands as well.

Anya

Age: 18

Nationality: ukrainian

Country of residence: Украина

Start Date: 31.07.2020

Education: High school secondary education

Childcare experience: I have experience with the children of my friends and relatives, I entertained them in various ways and read books. However, I would like to have a little more experience with little kids and I am ready to learn how to care for very young kids

Motivation: Dear host family! I hope I will find you soon :)
My name is Anya, I am 18 years old and I am from Ukraine. I live with with my parents and older brother.
I’m quite active person who loves swimming, yoga and sport! Also, I fond of cooking, baking and watching movies.
I like to play with children and spend time with them, bake or cook in the kitchen or sledding in winter. It will be pleasure to me learn your language and also to get more experience with children of all ages!

In addition, I love animals so if you have them I could help you with them.
Unfortunately, I haven't been in a lot of countries but traveling is my little dream so I would be really glad to have an opportunity to visit another places, learn some new cultures, your language and take care of your children :) I’ll become your Au pair for 8-12 months with big pleasure! If you are looking for calm, trustworthy and funny person who loves spending time with kids I am your option !

Mary Lawrence

Age: 22

Nationality: United States of America

Country of residence: United States

Start Date: 01.01.2021

Education: Bachelor

Childcare experience: I have five years of professional experience working with children. The majority of this time was spent at Chautauqua Elementary School, in which I specifically worked with children whose primary language was not English and were ages 10-16. Additionally, I worked as a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Coleman with children ages 5-12. My focus at this camp was in visual arts, as well as outdoor education. I have witnessed the empowerment children and young adults experience when they are given the opportunity to connect with their teachers and recognize the power of educational communities.

Motivation: I have recently graduated from Seattle University in the United States with a B.A. in English. I plan to use my degree to work with children! As a person who comes from a long line of traditional teachers who have worked in traditional school settings, I know that my skill sets and approach to education would better fit in an international learning environment. In order to become the best teacher I can be, I know I will need to gain international experience with children, as they will teach me just as much as I will teach them.

I am a creative writer and lover of literature. I believe in the power of verbal storytelling, and that storytelling manifests in one’s playfulness and rich inner worlds. This implementation must begin during childhood, as it is the most impressionable period of our lives.

My educational philosophy has been fed by my community’s value of nature, producing art, and communal care.

Laura Arrieta (agent)

Age: 26

Nationality: Colombian

Country of residence: Colombia

Start Date: 01.11.2020

Education: Psychologist, specialist in Safety and Health at Work

Childcare experience: I have extensive experience in childcare from 6 months to 10 years. I looked after them while their parents
studied or worked. With babies, I have experience bottle feeding, bathing, changing diapers, and playing or
entertaining them according to their age, I have also been able to help them develop the skills that a baby
begins to learn, such as turning sideways to explore, knowing new textures, colors, help and teach them to
sit and walk, spoon feed them, help them sleep and generally be very attentive to their needs.

Motivation: Because it is an opportunity to relate with children, learn other lenguage, get to know new people and different cultures, travel and live_new experience. It is also an opportunity to grow personally and strengthen myself professionally by learning a new language.

Laura Rodriguez (agent)

Age: 26

Nationality: Colombian

Country of residence: Colombia

Start Date: 01.11.2020

Education: Undergraduate in Psychologist & Diploma in Management Skills.

Childcare experience: I have experience with all ages from babies to teenagers,. The experience is great I have done different activities such I used to wake up the children, have breakfast together, help them get dressed, go to the park play something they like, teach them and help the with her education and development.

Also I did voluntary activities with children from 6 to 15 years old, working on conflict resolution and negotiation. through recreational and dynamic tasks and activities.

Motivation: I want to be an au pair because it's an excellent opportunity to learn a another language, know another culture, lifestyle and most importantly share with children which makes me very happy and able to apply my knowledge in child care.

Nika

Age: 20

Nationality: Russian

Country of residence: Russia

Start Date: 15.11.2020

Education: High school diploma

Childcare experience: As for my experience in caring of children, when I lived in russia I often helped my mom’s friend with her two children named Sasha and Arthur, 7 and 3 years old. Sasha loves to make videos on her phone and we always sing together. Arthur likes to play with his cars and watch cartoons. I taught them English alphabet. Because I believe it will help them in the future. I also taught Sasha some Korean words, like greeting. It was really funny to hear her baby pronunciation. In the summer we frequently go on the river to swim. In winter we make snowmen and play snowballs.
I spent a lot of time with children and that time was just great. I played with them, helped Sasha to do her homework, went for a walk, took them from school and from kindergarten. I like to read tales for them, to teach them what is good and what is bad. Also sometimes I prepared meals for children and bath them.

Motivation: The reason why I want to be an aupair is that I want to know more about new country, culture, traditions and people
I want to experience their culture. And also I want to Learn a new language or improve my English. It’s so interesting to know how people live in other countries

Evgeniya

Age: 25

Nationality: Russian

Country of residence: Russia

Start Date: 01.12.2020

Education: Teacher Education

Childcare experience: I have experience caring for children aged 0 to 12 years. I took care of the children of my colleagues, friends and acquaintances while they were at work. In the summer, I worked as a counselor in a children's camp. And also I have many cousins ​​whom I raised while they were growing up. Also, since I am now working at school, I have experience in communicating with children of different ages and nationalities.

Motivation: I learned English language while studied at school and at university, but I understand that such knowledge is not enough and practice is necessary also.
I always wanted to visit Europe, especially Netherlands, because I think that the Netherlands is a very interesting country. Netherlands are known for an abundance of flowers. Also my dream was to visit Amsterdam, the city of red lights. Also it is very interesting to learn traditions of other country. I think that I can be Au Pair, because I am very responsible person and I’m not afraid of difficulties.

luisa cruz

Age: 21

Nationality: colobian

Country of residence: Colombia

Start Date: 01.11.2021

Education: Flight attendant

Childcare experience: I have been taking care of the children since I was very young, my experience began in the church, I am a Sunday school teacher I have helped in summer camps and on Sunday classes. My job was to take carec of kids and i have also taught them about God's word, through games to entertain them. I am still working as a teacher in the church, I share with children of all ages, I enjoy being with the children because they always bring me a smile and they teach me something new. I also take care of luciana, I help her with her homework and I am with her while her mom is working, I really enjoy sharing time with her, because it makes my days more fun, some of my tasks are bathe her, dressing her, preparing lunch, playing with her.

Au Pair in the united states: I take care of 5 children from

A 1 year old : my responsibilities to her are to feed her, change her diaper, play with her, read with her and do dynamic things with her. Also to keep her clothes clean and tidy

A 5 year old girl : bathe her, dress her, brush her teeth, help her with her meals, help her with her homework, play with her and do fun things with her to learn Spanish

A 8-year-old girl helped her take a bath, chose her clothes, reminded her of her homework, played with her and taught her Spanish.

A boy of 10 and a girl of 13 : My responsibilities with them are to help them with the food, to look after them, to play with them for example board games, games where they learn Spanish and also to go out to run or to exercise. I also remind them of the tasks they have to do during the day.

The activities we do together are Doing crafts, cooking together, playing games, helping them with school work, driving them to activities and exercises every day.

Motivation: I want to be an Au Pair because it is an excellent opportunity, this experience will help me to grow as a person and I'd like to learn about new cultures, I like to teach and learn other things, I'd like to spend time with children and I want to improve my English skills, also a great opportunity to learn another language and continue exploring new countries.

Xena Coronejo

Age: 24

Nationality: Filipino

Country of residence: Philippines

Start Date: 01.01.2021

Education: High School Graduate

Childcare experience: I have an experience in childcare when I took care of my cousin's children. By taking care, I would give them a bath, prepare their food, get them ready for school, help them with their lessons and assignments, play with them, and ensure their safety. I made sure I did the necessary when it comes to childcare. They were ages 4-9 when I took care of them. I can be a caring friend to your child or children.



Motivation: I want to become an Au pair because I want to be able to work with children, learn new language and get immersed in a unique culture. It's dream to be able to travel anywhere in Europe and learn about their diverse and interesting culture.

Xandra G. Barrios

Age: 21

Nationality: Filipino

Country of residence: Philippines

Start Date: 26.11.2020

Education: College Undergraduate

Childcare experience: Volunteer Kindergarten Teacher Aide for Underprivileged Households
ESL Tutor/Teacher
Babysitting Younger cousins/neighbor's kids

Motivation: I would like to be an au pair because I want to have the chance of exploring and understanding different cultures and traditions while all at the same time, doing what I have been best at: dealing with children. Being an au pair will help me greatly to grow as an individual and will also help me immensely as I gather experiences for my studies in my future profession as a clinical psychologist.

Luisa García Narro (agent)

Age: 25

Nationality: Mexican

Country of residence: México

Start Date: April

Education: technical career

Childcare experience: hello family, my name is luisa I am 25 years old, my experience taking care of children started from the age of 16 that I was working in a summer camp taking care of children from 3 years to 8 Years, Later when I was studying in college I was working in a party room for girls, I was working in the afternoons, and also some afternoons I worked for families taking care of children, I have a brother 7 years younger than me, and when he was a baby I took care of him , spent time with children is something I like to do

Motivation: My motivation to work as an aupair is to be able to exchange cultures, to know another country and also have to have the opportunity to learn a little of another language, I like to help people, I am a helpful person and I know that I will get along well with the children and family
as I already lived in another country my English improved a lot and I am also a person who adapts very easily and quickly to different lifestyles

Gisel Linares Arias (agent)

Age: 25

Nationality: Mexican

Country of residence: Mexico

Start Date: 07.06.2021

Education: Degree on Science of education

Childcare experience: -Kindergarten teacher in Saltillo Coahuila for 1 year (2015-2016) ages 1 and 2 years old
-Support teacher for a girl who has down syndrome (2016-2017) age 9 years old
-Teacher at a daycare for 5 months (August- December 2017) 3 and 4 years old
-Au Pair in the US (2018-2020) 3 and 11 years old

Motivation: I experienced this kind of program before, I was an Au Pair in USA and honestly I can say that I fell in love with the program and that just gave me the need to keep going on adventures and taking risks. I think that going to a different country could be amazing and helps everyone grow in every sense of the word.
I want to experience and learn about Europe, the culture and I think that there´s no better way than go and live there with an European family for a year. It can be a great way to learn from them and try to show them a little bit of my country.

Omegan Zeny Tan

Age: 21

Nationality: Filipino

Country of residence: Belgium

Start Date: 10.02.2021

Education: senior highschool graduate

Childcare experience: I have always been taking of infant and children below 2 years old but also children older. I had a baby that i took care of before since he was birth till he was 1 year old. I am very good with children and I can say I am well experience with infants or todlers. I am very friendly and easy going and loves to play around with children very much as I am also very active. I love children as my own family and I love their innocence and purity.

Although I can say that I am not an experienced au pair ad belgium is my first country but I am very experienced with children.

Motivation: I want to be able to explore Netherlands and its culture. I have my family in the philippines and they always keep me motivated and they thought me how to be a kind and generous person.

Lisa Aprilia

Age: 23

Nationality: Indonesian

Country of residence: Indonesia

Start Date: 23.12.2020

Education: History education Degree

Childcare experience: - Teacher at kindergarten ( my students 4-6 years old )
- History teacher at high school ( my students 15-17 years old )
- part time babby sitter for 3 years old boy and 5 years old girl
- Took care of my younger brothers since they were baby now they are 16 and 12 years old
- Tutoring my neighbors (4-9 years old ) for help their homework and teach them their lesson at school
- Used playing with kids like my nieces, nephews and kids around my house
- usually Helping my aunty take care her baby 6,5 months old baby boy for knowledge and experience bout a baby

Motivation: To experience and get acquainted to a new cultures, upgrade my english skills, learn new language, become more independent and acquire a bigger sense of responsibility, make new friends, adapt good habbits of my future host family, share and promote indonesian culture to my host family and people there.

Vdovydchenko Daria

Age: 25

Nationality: Russian

Country of residence: Russia

Start Date: 25.04.2021

Education: master

Childcare experience: I always stayed with my brothers. Therefore, I have an experience of childcare (children from 0-14 years).Now i have a 5-year old cousin, we often stay and play together.
I also have an experience of working a tutor with 10-14 year old children.

Motivation: I have always been attracted to the Netherland. I was there two years ago, I liked Dutch lifestyle, nature, culture and architecture. Now i am learning Dutch. I would like to improve it and learn more about the Netherlands, Dutch traditions and culture. Au Pair project is a great opportunity for cultural exchange.
I also love children I've always loved to spend time and play with my brothers and sisters.
Au Pair is a good idea of helping families with their children.

Brenda Canett

Age: 21

Nationality: Mexican

Country of residence: Mexico

Start Date: 05.07.2021

Education: Uni

Childcare experience: I used to work at a kinder garden as a teacher assistant during summer for the last two years, also due covid I started taking care of two children helping them out with the school activities.
I want to become an Au Pair, because I want to keep improving my english and get to learn another lenguage by doing something that I really like and enjoy that is child care.

Motivation: I really enjoy getting to know new things, cultures, languages, meeting new people, anything if it's new or an adventure I'll be glad to be in. So once I noticed about about Au Pair program consider it the great opportunity for me live, learn and do something I really enjoy, everything together sounds definetly great.
Besides, will like to improve my languages.

maria valentina rosas ocampo

Age: 21

Nationality: colombian

Country of residence: colombia

Start Date: 15.06.2021

Education: university

Childcare experience: I have experience as a nanny with the children of friends close to my family, also with my cousins ​​and nephews: taking care of them, helping with their homework, bathing and feeding them.

Also, I have experience with special needs children. I have done therapy for this type of children, helping them to improve their quality of life from physiotherapy

Motivation: As long as I can remember I have been passionate about helping and caring kids, they fill us with happiness and knowledge, they are always willing to learn something new and to show you the world from their point of view. My motivation to become an au pair is to help children from my skills, also to know a new culture and lifestyle (it is not the same to live with your family, than to live away from them) and to learn a new language

Andrea Yamile Cortés Frías

Age: 24

Nationality: Mexican

Country of residence: Mexico

Start Date: 01.07.2021

Education: University

Childcare experience: I'm the older daughter in my family, I have a little sister and also four cousins I take care of them. I'm already taking care of kids from my family and friends. I like to stay with the kids since when I was 15 years old.

Motivation: I would love to help families and take care of the kids. I'm lovely and responsible, also I want to know their country and their culture. I'm sure that we can have a good relationship and they can count on me for everything, I'm in the best disposition to know them.

Natalia Ximena Salomon Cordoba

Age: 27

Nationality: Colombian

Country of residence: Colombia

Start Date: MArch / April 2021

Education: I graduated for the Jonathan Swift school furthermore im studied child pedagogical in Politecnico Internacional University. Likewise i studied english in Wall Street English , i studied since 2017 to 2020 . Furthermore i graduated for the levels B1 and B2 . The next year im going to graduate for the level C1.

Childcare experience: I have experience in childcare because i take care children in a kindergarden and i take care of the nephews of my friend: Emma and Abraham , Emma is 4 years old and Abraham is 5 years old and i help them with their homerwork, play with them and give their food.

Motivation: I want to be au au pair because i think is the opportunity to improve my english likewise i really want to teach spanish to host children and teach english also i really want to teach about Colombia culture. On the other hand i love children nad im studied child pedagocial also my future plan is : i will to teach in school and kindergarden in differents countries . This is the opportunity to see the world and life with a different way . I would like to talk about my experience for an au pair. I want to be model for my host kids and her sister , i learned .

Katti Mae Ylanan

Age: 22

Nationality: Filipino

Country of residence: Philippines

Start Date: 06.03.2021

Education: Bachelors Degree

Childcare experience: My last child care experience was watching 1 child, a 2 year old boy. During summer breaks, I spend most of my time babysitting my bestfriend's child. Usually, I go to her house during weekends to play with her child and look after while the mother are working or I can bring the kid in our home. As a nanny it's my responsibilty to make meals and snacks for the child, changing diaper, give a bath, shirt monitoring if it's sweat to avoid illness & I make sure the kid are always. Also we love to play outside on the swingset or play downstairs with tons of toys, books & card games. My favorite thing to do I read some stories that appropriate to the child's age, we do singing & dancing. Watching the kid happy in my arms, feel comfortable and saw those beautiful smile really flutters my heart.

Motivation: I want to work as an Au Pair because I want to live and interact with people from a different country and culture, so I can learn from them. I want to learn from you and I want you to learn from me. I will treat you as my family and I hope you will treat me as a part of your family as well. I want to take care of your children as if they are my younger siblings. I want us to support each other, respect each other and grow together. At a young age I have babysit kids already and that shows that I love and I am fond of children. Seeing the happiness and smiles of the kids flutters my heart. I believe that children are angels and they need our hands to show love and protection and not harm them.
Also, if given a chance working in a different country will be a venue for me to grow out of my comfort zone since I will be learning different tradition and different kind of living.
Most of all, I apply because of my love for children. For me the passion for them is overflowing and I cannot wait to take good care of your kids and treat him or her as my own. I would like to get myself exposed to a world outside of Philippines, learn a new culture and improve my other language skills. I am a very enthusiastic young lady who is very hopeful to have a brighter future for myself. I see this as one of the many steps I will take to achieve my goals.
I hope we can develop a good relationship, working and living together as a family. I would be very happy to experience an unforgettable year with you and your kids.

Dimelyn Acodili

Age: 24

Nationality: Filipino

Country of residence: Philippines

Start Date: 01.04.2021

Education: Bachelor

Childcare experience: Dear host family,
I am Dimelyn 24 y/o
Flipina.I am 2nd to the the eldest. We are 5 in the family. My parents lived in our province and work as a farmer.I have 2 sibling 1girl and 1boy. I lived here in Manila for my work purposed.We are family-oriented family.
I would describe myself as a reliable, kind and caring person, who tries to make the best out of every situation.
In my spare time, I spend it in cooking sessions. I could rate my cooking skills in average and I love riding bicycle so much. 5 years ago, I was a nanny. They sent me to school in paid of my work to them.
I am ready to take another journey to become an au pair and meeting a new families and friends.I really love watching kids grew up while they are in my hands. Also, I want to experience the exchange cultures and foreign languages program. It would really help me to expand my knowledge.
You can expect me that I would treat your kids well,love them as my own brother and sister.

Thank you
Regards,
Dimelyn

Motivation: I am hoping we could share some interest. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Carolina Perez

Age: 27

Nationality: Colombian

Country of residence: Colombia

Start Date: 01.06.2021

Education: Environmental engineering

Childcare experience: I was au pain in US in 2019. I was with two families
In the first one I took care 6 years old boy and 2 years old boy and in the second one I took care a 6 years old girl and 11 years old boy.
I had to change diapers, help them to dress up, prepare breakfasts, lunch and dinner, laundry, help them with their homeworks, drop the off and pick them up from school or wherever they have to go, take a bath and also play with them!
For the 2 yo’ boy I gave him a bottle and I was helping him to potty training.

Motivation: The Au Pair program is excellent because it generates an exchange of culture, knowledge and collaboration. I have always liked children, they are being that show all the good things about you, the joys, love and learning, personal growth and, of course, cultural exchange, knowing and being able to improve the language, they are points in favor of the program.
The children makes my days happier and they are the future of the world, and everything that you do reflects on them.

Therefore I want to live a new experience, know a different culture, learn new language and give to know mine!

Dil kumari Fejong

Age: 24 years old(17-03-1997)

Nationality: Nepalese

Country of residence: Nepal

Start Date: 05.04.2021

Education: Higher Secondary School (+2)

Childcare experience: I have early experience of about 5 years as a montessori teacher from 15th June 2015, to 10th March 2020.My duties were to care and teach children of 3 to 7 years.

Motivation: I am motivated to become an Au-pair because an Au-pair brings a great experience to exchange culture and ideas as well as Aupair brings about foreigen childcare experience. It has to learn real family life.I want to learn how to take care of children in europe and i want to collect more experience in childcare field after i will gain experience in abroad i would like to utilize in my Home country.

María Luz Grigioni

Age: 24

Nationality: Italian

Country of residence: Argentina

Start Date: 07.06.2021

Education: Bachelor

Childcare experience: Taking care of my child cousins (ages between 6 and 11) and friend's children (ages 2 to 6)

Motivation: Moving to a foreign country, in order to inquire into different places to begin your young adult life, is not uncomplicated. I have been interested in establishing myself in The Netherlands thanks to its culture, education and life quality. I consider that learning its manners and folklore would be possible if being part of a family, on the grounds that leaving yours abroad and breaking ground on your own is a ponderous dare.
I believe that a healthy and loving encompassment is vital in a child upbringing, that is what I cherish for and put into practice

Nina Katya Ibanez

Age: 26

Nationality: South African

Country of residence: South Africa, Cape Town

Start Date: 14.06.2021

Education: Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography

Childcare experience: Most of my childcare experience has been with my sister, niece and friend’s children. I have had to take responsibility for the children, drive them around, change nappies, dress them, feed them, keep them entertained, help them stimulate their minds, learn, and help them develop interests.

However, most of my childcare experience was and is within my working environment between 2014 and the present. Around 30% of the patients in my care have been children of all ages from premature babies to teenagers.

As a radiographer most of the children under my care are already experiencing a sense of vulnerability and sometimes arrive with preconceived notions around what to expect outside the care of their parents, this allows me a great opportunity to provide comfort, care, analysis and provision of a safe environment.

Motivation: My name is Nina Ibanez. I’m an energetic, friendly and motivated 26-year-old, born and raised in beautiful South Africa. I grew up in Pretoria with my Mother, Father, my two older sisters and Peanut (our furry family member). I then started a new chapter which involved finding my passion of working with people. I qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer in 2016 from Tshwane University of Technology. I continued my journey after graduating and moved to Cape Town where I still currently live and work. I am a native English speaker, as well as proficient in Afrikaans and intermediate level of Spanish. I have a keen interest in learning Dutch and believe my Afrikaans background can assist me well with this.

Around 30% of the patients under my care over the past 4 and a bit year have been children of all ages from babes to young teenagers. During this time, I learned about my enthusiasm in working with little ones. I have also had the privilege of enjoying time with my little 3-year-old niece and have babysat some close friends new bundle of joy. I believe that I have, through life experiences and during my career, developed the skills, abilities and work ethic needed to fulfil the role of working for your family. It would present a great opportunity for me to grow further personally and professionally.

My Dutch partner has recently decided to go back to the Netherlands to study his MBA at Amsterdam University and we already have a few friends in the area. I hope to use my spare time during Au-Pairing for your family to immerse myself in the culture and learn the Dutch Language. I aspire to one day go through the process of registering with BIG and practice my profession in Radiography in the Netherlands so I felt that it would be fitting to engage in such an experience first, with a wonderful Dutch family.

I thrive on challenging myself and I am easily adaptable to new environments. I enjoy a balanced home life of clean, professional habits, and have great prospects and aspirations for travel. I am caring, energetic, patient, punctual, responsible and love to lead an active lifestyle. My hobbies and interests include but are not limited to: Further Education & Training, Geography, Nutrition, Healthcare, Language Skills, Local Travel, Sports, Family, Friends, Outdoor Activity, Exercise, Running, Weight Training, Hiking, Touch Rugby and Netball.

I would also like to mention that I have done Level 1 and 2 first aid, and that my time working in a hospital, has not only taught me how to work under stressful situations while maintaining a clear level head but it has been a constant learning curve to keep me alert and attentive.

My CV is currently tailored to my existing profession, but I’m looking really forward to the prospect of a career break to embark on learning a new culture.