Melanie IQ, 22 years from Cali, Colombia (ID 1169626)

Spanish(Native), English(B1)

20 Jan 2023 - 20 Oct 2023

12 - 24 Months

Oct 2024

Big City, Suburb, Town, Village, Countryside

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

Yes, with the mother

Yes

Yes

Infant Qualified (400 documented hours)
Documented hours with children over 2y: 1,268
Maximum number of children to care for: 3
Driving weekly, driver’s license since February 2022

Fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine

Melanie is an organized and creative 22y old Au Pair from Colombia who speaks Spanish and English. She has 2 siblings who are younger. Melanie has experience with children from 1 through 15+y old. She has been working as a tutor, babysitter and nanny. Melanie is first aid trained, has her drivers license since February 2022 and she is driving weekly. In her free time she likes to go to the gym, to go for a run, to spend time outdoors as well as to watch movies, listening to music, to cook and to play board games.

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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
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+
A lot of

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
Intermediate
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
Tutoring
07/05/2018 - 02/01/2022
Age and name of the children Luciana Sanchez. She was 9 years old and actually she's 12 years old. Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 1204
Babysitter
08/10/2019 - 03/28/2021
Age and name of the children Elian Lugo. He was 1 year old and actually he is 2 years old. Number 2 Gender Male Total hours 400
Nanny
06/20/2021 - 08/15/2021
Age and name of the children Gabriela Manzano, She was 5 years old and actually she's 6 years old. Number 3 Gender Female Total hours 64

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
Intermediate
Doing laundry
Doing laundry
A lot of
Vacuuming
Vacuuming
Poor
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 was born in a big family where I'm one of the eldest. So I helped to care for my cousins and my siblings too in activities like: change diapers, give the bottle, dress them, bathe them, get rid of gas, make them sleep and many more activities. Also, when I was finishing high school, I worked in a recreation and events agency, its name is "Picardias" in Cali, I don't have any photos because I didn't take any while working but I learned about recreation children groups and decoration of party too. I worked here for only 3 months because high school exams were near, so my parents said may that I had finished that job.
When I finish high school I started to help with Luciana's homework, she was my friend's daughter. I went to her house, and I helped with her school homework about math when her mother tell me because she say me that Luciana can understand me better than her school teacher.
Lucas Elian is a beautiful baby and his mother is my friend too, she and I meet in a nail Spa where we worked too. When we didn't work here and she had to do appointments she say me if I can care for her baby. Sometimes she drop off to Elian wore and sometimes she didn't have time so I bathed him, I wore him, I cooked meals for him, We watched movies or play didactics games. I love him because is so tender and loving.
And finally Gabriela, she is my ex-bosses niece. I went to care for her during her vacations because her mother had to work so while her mother didn't be in her house I cared for Gabriela. Always her mother drops off her dress so I don't need to bathe her. So we only played with toys or didactics games. We watched movies. We practiced writing, painting, and reading.

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 1 Year/s Comments/Certificate Studying Colombo Americano
Language Level Studied language for Comments/Certificate
Language Level Studied language for Comments/Certificate

Driving skills

Do you have a driving licence? Yes, no experience

Since when you are driving Mar 2022

How often do you drive? Weekly

You have experience with driving in The City

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? Good

Are you able to ride a bicycle? Yes

Can you do horse riding? Yes

Do you play any musical instruments? No

Do you play sports? No


If you have any other areas of knowledge or skills, please describe them below:
I worked in a recreation and events agency so I learned about the decoration of parties with balloons and I'm very creative with that. And when I worked in a nail Spa I learned about doing decorations nails and straightening hair. I am very creative with the different dynamics or games that can be done with the children during the day so that they have a productive day where they learn while having fun too. I have knowledge of cooking, I know how to do it because I live alone. I like to prepare delicious dishes, and desserts and try new recipes that I see on the internet.

Please describe your hobbies
I like to do exercise so I usually go to the gym, jump the rope or go for a run to the park, I enjoy spending time outdoors and enjoying nature besides that I also enjoy staying at home watching a movie, listening to music, read a book or just have a relaxing time of self-care at home, I enjoy cooking delicious dishes for my loved ones and share time with them like playing board games, going out or go for a walk together.
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Contact

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