Valeria, 20 years from Medellín, Colombia (ID 1169566)

Spanish(Native), English(B1), German(A1), French(A1)

15 Sep 2022 - 15 Sep 2023

12 - 21 Months

Apr 2024

Big City, Suburb, Town, Village, Countryside

Newborns, 1-2 Year, 3-6 Year, 7-10 Year, 11-14 Year

Yes, with the mother

No

No

Infant Qualified (1,919h documented hours)
Documented hours with children over 2y: 5,380h
Open to work with children with Special Needs
Maximum number of children to care for: 3
Driving weekly, driver’s license since November 2021

Fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine

Valeria is a loyal and responsible 20y old Au Pair from Colombia who speaks Spanish, English and some German and French. She has 2 siblings who are younger. Valeria has experience with children from 2m through 15+y old. She has been working as a nanny for 3 families, as a babysitter for another 3 families (where she also cared for twins) as well as a teacher and group leader. Valeria is first aid trained, has her drivers license since November 2021 and she is driving weekly. She plays the flute and guitar and in her free time she likes to spend time with her family, to skate, to spend time outdoors, to travel, watch movies, exercise, cook and bake as well as to paint.

Video Presentation: https://youtu.be/JY-_jTyMwqU

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Care Experience

With which age group do you have experience
None Poor Intermediate A lot of
Newborns
Newborns
Intermediate
1-2 Year
1-2 Year
A lot of
3-6 Year
3-6 Year
A lot of
7-10 Year
7-10 Year
Intermediate
11-14 Year
11-14 Year
Intermediate
15 Year+
15 Year+
Intermediate

What kind of experience do you have in child care?
None Poor Intermediate A lot of
Changing Diapers
Changing Diapers
A lot of
Feeding
Feeding
A lot of
Bathing
Bathing
A lot of
Putting children to bed
Putting children to bed
A lot of
Dressing
Dressing
A lot of
Preparing Meals
Preparing Meals
A lot of
Reading books
Reading books
A lot of
Tinkering
Tinkering
A lot of
Playing
Playing
A lot of

Would you take care of a special needs child? Yes

Have experiences in taking care of a special needs child? No

Details of your experiences

Experience and duration Age and name of the children Number Gender Total hours
Babysitter
06-05-2021 - Actually
Age and name of the children Isabel 2 months - 1 year. Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 672
Babysitter
02-11-2022 - 06-03-2022
Age and name of the children Jerónimo 1 year. Number 1 Gender Male Total hours 160
Nanny
02-20-2021 - 05-08-2021
Age and name of the children Jacobo 3 years. Number 1 Gender Male Total hours 758
Nanny
04-04-2020 - 02-25-2021
Age and name of the children Luciana 7 - 8 years and Isamel 1 - 2 years. Number 2 Gender Both Total hours 1087
Nanny
04-15-2019 - 03-20-2020
Age and name of the children Gabriela 5 years and Juana 5 years. Number 2 Gender Female Total hours 971
Babysitter
05/12/2018 - 10-01-2019
Age and name of the children Julieta 2 years. Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 1811
Teacher
04/08/2019 - 04/19/2019
Age and name of the children 2nd grade 7 - 8 years, 3rd grade 8 - 9 years, 5th grade 11 - 14 years. Number >20 Gender Both Total hours 55
Group Leader
2016 - 2020
Age and name of the children Children and youth 3 - 18years. Number >20 Gender Both Total hours 707

Have you been an au pair abroad before No

What kind of experience do you have in house work?

None Poor Intermediate A lot of
Cleaning up
Cleaning up
A lot of
Ironing
Ironing
Poor
Doing laundry
Doing laundry
Intermediate
Vacuuming
Vacuuming
Poor
Baking
Baking
Intermediate
Preparing Snacks
Preparing Snacks
A lot of
Cooking
Cooking
Intermediate
Gardening
Gardening
Intermediate

If you have any other Child Care Experience we should know of, please describe them
For this point, I would like to share more information about three experiences. The first was my teaching experience in the Primary School "Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá" in Medellin. There I work with kids from 7 to 14 years. I highlight the importance of methodological and didactic selection during the educational process. When you select the correct strategy depending on the case, you can see the thinking transformation in the kids and its impact on the children's daily actions. During the "Proficient Readers" course, the kids structure and organize their thinking. These actions are through propositional, argumentative, conceptual, and procedural exercises oriented by the teacher (me).
These exercises are focused on learning about important topics from different knowledge areas in a flashy form that allows involving the kid in your educational process.
The second experience is about my babysitting work with the twins Juana and Gabriela. In this job with the girls, they could develop their creative thinking and strengthen their psychomotor system. For work in this aspect, we realized multiple activities with diverse materials (for example, paint, plasticine, paper, natural elements, etc.) to improve habilities and thinkings in the kids while they learn about topics from geography, biology, literacy, languages, and arts.
Finally, the third experience is related to the care of babies with no more than one year. Is transcendental to take into account the brain plasticity of the kid. Because this age is fundamental to stimulate the brain with music, objects sounds, nature sounds, flavors (concerning the age), smells, colors, figures, and forms. Thereby, the baby can start to recognize and identify the composition of the environment to then interact with them.

Knowledge/Skills

What is your native language? Spanish

How good is your level of foreign languages?

Language Level Studied language for Comments/Certificate
Language - English Level Intermediate (B1) Studied language for 5 Year/s Comments/Certificate I study in the High School with Comfenalco
Language - German Level Beginner (A1) Studied language for 1 Month Comments/Certificate Online
Language - French Level Beginner (A1) Studied language for 1 Month Comments/Certificate Online

Driving skills

Do you have a driving licence? Yes, with experience

Since when you are driving Nov 2021

How often do you drive? Weekly

You have experience with driving in The City, The Motorway

You have experience driving a car with Manual and Automatic Transmission

Additional knowledge and skills

Did you attend a first-aid training? Yes

What is your swimming level? Good

Are you able to ride a bicycle? Yes

Can you do horse riding? No

Do you play any musical instruments? Yes

Flute and guitar.

Do you play sports? No


If you have any other areas of knowledge or skills, please describe them below:
I am very good at reading and writing. I read academic and investigative articles about Social Sciences, especially about Pedagogy and Education. I enjoy reading books respecting scientific expeditions, history novels, and myths and legends fragments.
I am a good dancer. I dance traditional and contemporary dance rhythms. For example, I dance salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, porro, champeta, and urban music genders (dancehall, hip hop, etc.). Sometimes I dance outside with friends or alone in my house. Frequently I participate in dance classes. I enjoy it very much because I improve my technic and learn new rhythms and movements.
I am a good cook. I know how to prepare many Colombian foods (for example frijoles, sancocho, ajiaco, patacones, arepas, etc.) but I love creating new receipts. In general, I can cook salty and sweet food.
I have experience with the teaching and the learning process, especially with kids from 1 to 8 years old. I was a primary school teacher, giving classes to students from third to fifth grade. I was a tutor of a sixth-grade student. I help him with the topic development and homework of the"Proficient readers" course. Besides I'm a Pedagogy student and I have been a pedagogy practicing at the University of Antioquia, the Medellín Botanical Garden (Joaquín Antonio Uribe), the "Asociación Campesina de Antioquia" and the Latinoamerican Autonomous University.

Please describe your hobbies
I enjoy my time with my family. I like to do activities outside, I love to travel with family and I like to watch series and movies with my family. I love documentaries, films about a specific historical period, and dystopian cinema.
I like to cook using my creativity. I am a creative cook. I like to create new kitchen recipes. I love to prepare cakes, desserts, cookies, and cupcakes. I cook for the lunch with cheese and vegetables or with vegetables, meats, and spices. I love to prepare and eat fruit salad and vegetable salad. I make arepas, empanadas, and patacones, but preparing them takes a lot of time and effort. So I do it only on some occasions.
Besides, I like to do exercise. I love swimming, biking, skating and sometimes running. I also really enjoy muscle strengthening exercises.
In another way, I love to paint or draw in my free time. I enjoy feeling different textures and combining multiple colors and figures, so I enjoy painting using my hands, watercolors, brushes, and foams. I like drawing too. I enjoy creating abstract figures and painting mandalas.
I love listening to music and dancing. I think that music is a powerful expression means and that it represents multiple cultural forms. Is fun and enriching to me to listen to music.
I love having interesting conversations about different topics because I think that any person has a piece of significant knowledge and experience, and through conversation, you can learn a little about each other.
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