Maria del Cisne, 26 years from Loja, Ecuador (ID 1157525)

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

30 Jul 2021 - 30 Mar 2022

12 - 24 Months

Jun 2024

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

No

No

Infant Qualified (678 documented hours)
Documented hours with children over 2y: 1,164h
Documented hours with family members: 960h
Maximum number of children to care for: 3
Driving weekly, driver’s license since March 2021 (driving since September 2014)

Maria del Cisne, who also goes by Macis, is a hard-working and responsible 26y old Au Pair from Ecuador who speaks Spanish, English and some German. She has 1 sibling who is younger. Macis has experience with children from 1 through 15+y old. She has been a kindergarten teacher for 4y where she worked as a music teacher with different groups of children. He has also been a babysitter for 1y. Macis is first aid trained, has her drivers license since March 2021 but she is already driving since September 2014. She is driving on a weekly basis. Macis plays the guitar and piano and in her free time she likes to sing, skate, play video games, watch movies and to read.

Video Presentation: https://youtu.be/cf6Y7htYCTo

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
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
A lot of
15 Year+
15 Year+
A lot of

What kind of experience do you have in child care?
None Poor Intermediate A lot of
Changing Diapers
Changing Diapers
Poor
Feeding
Feeding
A lot of
Bathing
Bathing
Intermediate
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
Kindergarten teacher
02/22/2016 - 03/07/2020
Age and name of the children group 1, 5 children 1-2y; group 2, 10 children 2-3y; group 3, 10 children 3-4y Number >20 Gender Both Total hours 1164
Babysitter
02/02/2020 - 02/02/2021
Age and name of the children Matías, 1 year old Number 1 Gender Male Total hours 96
Babysitter
04/08/2019 - 04/08/2021
Age and name of the children Ismael, 2 years (family member) Number 1 Gender Male Total hours 960

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
Poor

If you have any other Child Care Experience we should know of, please describe them
I have experience with children since I become an Aunt, I care for all of them. Then in the university a had practice in a kindergarten like a music teacher and it was so easy. I worked with children from 1 - 4 years; Obviously, each age has its specific need. With children from 1 to 2, we worked on their motor development, they learned to clap and keep the rhythm. Then with children. Then with the children from 2 to 3, we work on the development of voice and intonation. Finally, with the children from 3 to 4, we work on all of the above and also the correct pronunciation of the words. We work all this with the help of rounds, Christmas carols, and children's music; We made 2 presentations a year, one at Christmas and the other at the end of the course. I learned thanks to this experience how beautiful and hard it is to work with young children, each one is a different world, but each one fills you with incomparable love, I felt very loved by each one of them, I learned that many times we underestimate the children's abilities and that they are very active nowadays, they just need patience, discipline, and affection.
I love to teach music to other people because it is a type of expression, so I think that it's important for de children's formation. I have been an English teacher too in different academies. I'm a particular music teacher and I have students of many ages from 2 to 14 years old, I give classes in my house to the piano, guitar, and singing.

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 2 Year/s Comments/Certificate Certificate
Language - German Level Beginner (A1) Studied language for 6 Month Comments/Certificate

Driving skills

Do you have a driving licence? Yes, with experience

Since when you are driving Sep 2014

How often do you drive? Weekly

You have experience with driving in The City, The Countryside

You have experience driving a car with Manual Transmission

Additional knowledge and skills

Did you attend a first-aid training? Yes

What is your swimming level? Intermediate

Are you able to ride a bicycle? Yes

Can you do horse riding? No

Do you play any musical instruments? Yes

Piano and guitar

Do you play sports? Yes

Athletism, skating

If you have any other areas of knowledge or skills, please describe them below:
I studied musical education, so my experience with kids is working on their musical skills and used methods to improve their motricity and their different intelligence. I use to use the Orff, Kodaly, or Dalcroze methods to stimulate the brain in children. I try to be a self-taught person in many areas, so I have a basic understanding of them. I am one of the people who learn fast and I like to do it, new knowledge is always a pleasant challenge for me. I have basic knowledge of computers, history, mathematics, physics, theology, literature. I think this is important to help children with their homework. I have always been an active person, so I am very good at some sports in which I could help improve children.

Please describe your hobbies
My hobbies are playing piano, guitar, and sing, I like to record covers and upload to youtube; I spend many hours practicing songs and listening to my favorites singers, I think that hear music helps me to improve my musical skills like interpretation and composition. I enjoy playing video games in my free time or watch movies, I prefer movies that make me think; or movies that make me appreciate sci-fi. I like to play sports, when I was a kid I represented my city in speed skating, I represented my school in athletics too and I won some gold and silver medals. I really adore read, I try to do it every day on the bus or before to sleep. I like mystery and investigation stories, my favorite book is The Return of Sherlock Holmes. I like learn new things and improve my skills.
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