Maria Carolina IQ, 23 years from Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica (ID 1171881)

Spanish(Native), English(B2), Korean(A1)

01 Jan 2023 - 01 Sep 2023

12 - 24 Months

Feb 2025

Big City, Suburb, Town, Village, Countryside

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

Yes, with the mother

Yes

Yes

Infant Qualified (1,720 documented hours)
Documented hours with children over 2y: 260h
Documented hours with family members: 405h
Maximum number of children to care for: 3
Driving daily, driver’s license since June 2022 (driving since January 2022)

Fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine

Maria Carolina is a respectful and responsible 23y old Au Pair from Costa Rica who speaks Spanish, English and some Korean. She has 3 siblings who are older. Maria has experience with children from newborn through 15+y old. She has been working as a babysitter and she did an internship in a kindergarten. She has also taken care of younger family members. Maria is first aid trained, has her drivers license since June 2022 but she is driving since January 2022 already. She is driving daily. Maria plays the piano and in her free time she likes to spend time with her pets, to work in the garden, to listen to music, to take photos, watch movies, to hike and to travel.

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Care Experience

With which age group do you have experience
None Poor Intermediate A lot of
Newborns
Newborns
A lot of
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? 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
Internship kindergarten
02/10/2022 - 08/30/2022
Age and name of the children 5-8 months and 2-5 years Number >20 Gender Both Total hours 470
Babysitter
03/17/2022 - On going
Age and name of the children Zoe 6 days Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 1510
Family experience
04/01/2022 - On going
Age and name of the children Elena 3 years, Emilio 4 months Number 2 Gender Both Total hours 405

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
A lot of
Preparing Snacks
Preparing Snacks
A lot of
Cooking
Cooking
A lot of
Gardening
Gardening
A lot of

If you have any other Child Care Experience we should know of, please describe them
For a few months, I have been taking care of a baby who is now 8 months old, and we have always been doing activities to develop his mobility. It was very exciting and it felt very nice to see him crawl for the first time, I have been helping him for a time to practice with certain exercises, and when he was able to do it made me very happy.

I helped some kids to learn about vowels and syllables in kindergarten, so at home, we have been doing activities in which they can practice new words while they were having a lot of fun since they are very curious and like to learn new things anytime.

Also sometimes I take care of my cousin's children who are five years old and one year old, they love to play with me, so whenever I take care of them we play a lot of games, I give them snacks or depending on the time I give them lunch or dinner, and in their routines, I help them with bathing and brushing their teeth before going to bed, sometimes I tell them bedtime stories.

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 1 Year/s Comments/Certificate
Language Korean Level Beginner (A1) Studied language for 6 Month Comments/Certificate
Language Level Studied language for Comments/Certificate

Driving skills

Do you have a driving licence? Yes, with experience

Since when you are driving Jan 2022

How often do you drive? Daily

You have experience with driving in The City, The Countryside

You have experience driving a car with 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

A little bit of piano.

Do you play sports? Yes


If you have any other areas of knowledge or skills, please describe them below:
I learned how to swim when I was 6 years old so I really like swimming, I like taking pictures, and I have fun gardening, I usually listen to music while doing it because I feel Iike I enjoyed it more and it's relaxing, I like spending time with my pets, playing with them and taking them to walk, I like taking care of children, playing with them, doing crafts, teaching them new things, also I spent a few months practicing in a kindergarten as an assistant in early stimulation classes, so I learned some exercises and games that help the development of new skills for babies or toddlers and also some activities to help kids to learn about reading or writing.

Please describe your hobbies
In my free time, I like to go for a walk with one of my pets or play with them. I also like to garden while listening to music, I feel that it is very relaxing.
Another hobby that I have is that I like to take pictures, I'm not very good, but I still like it and I feel that with practice I'm improving, besides that, I feel like the memories are saved and they can also be shared.
I want to improve my English and learn other languages, for now, I am learning Korean. I also really like watching movies or series, I always watch them in their original language with subtitles to practice listening to the language. Another of my hobbies is learning things that I can teach to the kids I take care of, like some facts about animals or nature.
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