Maria Elena, 26 years from Nicoya, Costa Rica (ID 1165047)

Spanish(Native), English(B2)

01 Sep 2022 - 30 Apr 2023

12 - 24 Months

Dec 2025

Big City, Suburb, Town, Village, Countryside

1-2 Year, 3-6 Year, 7-10 Year, 11-14 Year, 15 Year+

Yes, with any of them

Yes

Yes

Infant Qualified (760 documented hours)
Documented hours with children over 2y: 1,900h
Maximum number of children to care for: 3
Driving daily, driver’s license since August 2020

Fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine

Maria Elena is an active and hard-working 26y old Au Pair from Costa Rica who speaks Spanish and English. She has 1 sibling who is younger. Maria has experience with children from 1m through 14y old. She has been working as a babysitter for 2 families and as a nanny. Maria is first aid trained, has her drivers license since August 2020 and she is driving daily. She plays the clarinet and guitar and in her free time she likes to do crossfit, to read, watch movies, to spend time with family and friends and to hike.

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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
A lot of
11-14 Year
11-14 Year
Intermediate
15 Year+
15 Year+
Poor

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
Intermediate
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? No

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
Nanny
May, 2021 - I keep working
Age and name of the children Samantha 6 years. Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 1120
Babysitter
January, 2018 - November, 2020
Age and name of the children Jesé 1 year. Abigail 1 month. Number 2 Gender Both Total hours 760
Babysitter
May, 2018 - October, 2018
Age and name of the children Valentina 4 years, Ariel 7 years Number 2 Gender Both Total hours 480

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
A lot of
Doing laundry
Doing laundry
A lot of
Vacuuming
Vacuuming
A lot of
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
I have experience in children's camps at the church I attend with children between 5 and 12 years, they have gatherings on Sundays, we do activities such as painting, we play in the playgrounds, we do outdoor activities, promoting teamwork.
I have experience taking care of children for hours in the afternoons and evenings when the parents called me, there were 4 children Mathias 2 years old, Sebastián 3 years old, David 6 years old, Said 6 years old. It was approximately 150 hours between 2018 and 2019.
In addition, I have experience taking care of my little cousins, my family is extensive and I have several little cousins, between 1 and 12 years old, including my brother. With my cousins in the afternoons, we go for a walk around the neighborhood, play in the playground and do homework, take care of them when my aunts ask me, do family activities, and above all we play basketball, because it is our family passion.

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 Upper intermediate (B2) Studied language for 3 Year/s Comments/Certificate Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

Driving skills

Do you have a driving licence? Yes, with experience

Since when you are driving Aug 2020

How often do you drive? Daily

You have experience with driving in The City, The Countryside, 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? Yes

Do you play any musical instruments? Yes

I play clarinet and guitar

Do you play sports? Yes


If you have any other areas of knowledge or skills, please describe them below:
I am currently studying Social Work at the University of Costa Rica and I studied preschool education for two semesters, where I learned techniques to work with children, to teach them in fun and educational ways.
I really like playing sports and walking, and I consider that this is important in the integral growth of children.
Learning to play a musical instrument, or some art such as painting or drawing is also important for integral growth, and in my case, I played the guitar and the clarinet when I was a teenager and I love to sing and dance, which is fun when the children like to relax.

Please describe your hobbies
I like to do Crossfit 5 or 6 days a week, read books, and watch movies and series, I really like driving, and going on trips with my family, and I love going to the beach with my family or friends. I like to walk in the mountains near my house. I really like being with my little cousins and going to the playground or for a walk, I love watching the sunsets. I like to be creative and play with my 12-year-old brother. Also, he plays basketball, so I always go with him to his basketball practices, twice a week.
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Contact

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