Laura Valentina, 19 years from Bogotá, Colombia (ID 1169699)

Spanish(Native), English(B2)

01 Aug 2022 - 01 Feb 2023

12 - 24 Months

Mar 2024

Big City, Suburb, Town

7-10 Year, 11-14 Year

Yes, with the mother

Yes

Yes

Documented hours with children over 2y: 4,958h
Documented hours with family members: 504h
Maximum number of children to care for: 3
Driving weekly, driver’s license since May 2022 (driving since January 2022)

Fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine

Laura Valentina is an communicative and adaptable 19y old Au Pair from Colombia who speaks Spanish and English. She has no siblings. Laura has experience with children from 3 through 14y old. She has been working as a babysitter for 2 families and has taken care of a younger family member. Laura is first aid trained, has her drivers license since May 2022 but she is driving since January 2022 already. She is driving on a weekly basis. Laura plays the keyboard and in her free time she likes to cook, to be outdoors, to watch movies, to travel, exercise, listen to music, to be around animals and to spend time with her family.

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Care Experience

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

What kind of experience do you have in child care?
None Poor Intermediate A lot of
Changing Diapers
Changing Diapers
Intermediate
Feeding
Feeding
A lot of
Bathing
Bathing
A lot of
Putting children to bed
Putting children to bed
Intermediate
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? 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
Babysitter
06/07/2019 - 07/20/2021
Age and name of the children Luciana Cantor Hernandez, I have taken care of her since she was 5 years old, now she is 7. Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 4423
Babysitter
10/05/2021 - 01/20/2022
Age and name of the children Martin Valderrama, he is 5 years old. I took care of him for almost 4 months. Number 1 Gender Male Total hours 535
Family experience
01/07/2022 - 05/28/2022
Age and name of the children Gabriela Lombo, she is 2 years old. I took care of her for almost five months. Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 504

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
Intermediate
Baking
Baking
Intermediate
Preparing Snacks
Preparing Snacks
A lot of
Cooking
Cooking
A lot of
Gardening
Gardening
None

If you have any other Child Care Experience we should know of, please describe them
My experience with Luciana Cantor, was very nice because she was very shy but as I shared more with her and with the activities we did to interact more and have fun, she started to be more social and spontaneous, and now she likes to make friends at her school and stopped being shy. I consider that it was a learning experience for both of us because I helped her to develop better, and I also learned from her that with patience and dedication we can achieve whatever we want.
I also had experience taking care of Martin, he is a very cheerful and happy child, when we shared the days it was a very comforting experience because I was in his learning process, while he was learning the first things in school. And also when I took care of my cousin it was a great challenge because I learned to pay attention to every detail to understand the baby's needs when she was hungry and when she wanted to sleep, however with love and care it was always a good experience.
With the baby Gabriela, the experience was very beautiful, because I helped her through song games, videos of animal sounds, lyrics, and numbers to develop her ability to speak and communicate things because she used to only express herself through signs but now she can talk more and perform better.

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 20 Month Comments/Certificate Smart Academy

Driving skills

Do you have a driving licence? Yes, with experience

Since when you are driving Jan 2022

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? Yes

Do you play any musical instruments? Yes

I play the keyboard.

Do you play sports? Yes


If you have any other areas of knowledge or skills, please describe them below:
I consider I have excellent communication skills. I am a person with the ability to listen to others in order to find solutions and I have the capability to adapt to changes in different circumstances. I have artistic skills because I took a course in plastic arts and lettering, and I am very good at board games especially puzzles with many pieces, I like to create choreographies. And I also like and consider that I am very talented at drawing.

Please describe your hobbies
I like to cook and make recipes as well as desserts and snacks, additionally, I love to go to nature reserves, I enjoy watching movies, going out to see new places, dancing, taking pictures of landscapes or new things that I didn't know before.
I like exercising because it's an excellent way to keep yourself healthy and entertained, playing with animals and listening to music. I also enjoy walking outdoors, trying new food, and spending time with my family.
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Contact

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