Melissa, 19 years from Manizales, Colombia (ID 1169175)

Spanish(Native), English(B1)

07 Aug 2022 - 20 Dec 2022

12 - 24 Months

Dec 2024

Big City, Suburb, Town, Countryside

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

Yes, with any of them

Yes

No

Infant Qualified (300 documented hours)- preference for working with children over 2y old
Documented hours with children over 2y: 2,312h
Open to work with children with Special Needs
Maximum number of children to care for: 3
Driving daily, driver’s license since February 2022 (driving since December 2019)

Fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine

Melissa is a hard-working and organized 18y old Au Pair from Colombia who speaks Spanish and English. She has 1 sibling who is older. Melissa has experience with children from 1 though 15+y old. She has been working as a nanny for 4 families, as a teacher and as a babysitter. Melissa is first aid trained, has her drivers license since February 2022 but she is driving since December 2019 already. She is driving on a daily basis. She plays the flute and in her free time she likes to play volleyball, to spend time with family and friends, to bake and cook and to go horseback riding.

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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
Intermediate
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+
Intermediate

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? Yes

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
05/09/2020 - 11/20/2020
Age and name of the children Emily 9 years Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 840
Nanny
01/10/2021 - 05/31/2021
Age and name of the children Gabriela 2 year Number 1 Gender Female Total hours 320
Nanny
02/01/2021 - 08/30/2021
Age and name of the children Camilo 12 years Number 1 Gender Male Total hours 672
Nanny
06/07/2021 - 10/30/2021
Age and name of the children Sofia 8 years , Sara 12 years Number 2 Gender Female Total hours 160
Teacher
09/06/2021 - 02/25/2022
Age and name of the children 25 4-6y olds, 52 7-9y olds, 38 8-11y olds, 62 9-13y olds Number >20 Gender Both Total hours 320
Babysitter
09/07/2021 - 02/28/2022
Age and name of the children Jacobo 1 year Number 1 Gender Male Total hours 300

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
Intermediate
Vacuuming
Vacuuming
Intermediate
Baking
Baking
A lot of
Preparing Snacks
Preparing Snacks
A lot of
Cooking
Cooking
A lot of
Gardening
Gardening
Intermediate

If you have any other Child Care Experience we should know of, please describe them
One of the most representative experiences was when I was taking care of the children of the public school because in this place the grades have many students and different situations are experienced.
The most important thing for me was being able to see the progress of the children during my work in this place because when I arrived they were very aggressive and rude with their classmates, but over time I was able to teach them to respect each other and I also had the opportunity to teach them to respect food because before they used to play with food and throw it away, but in the end, they learned to eat everything they were given.

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 10 Month Comments/Certificate

Driving skills

Do you have a driving licence? Yes, with experience

Since when you are driving Dec 2019

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

flute

Do you play sports? Yes


If you have any other areas of knowledge or skills, please describe them below:
I am a very organized woman with everything, I have always liked to work hard to obtain a good academic level, and I have especially liked keeping order and being able to do things with time since I am very responsible with everything I put into my life and for this reason, I have managed to study my career and be able to do many things, for me being responsible is very important.
I also really like playing volleyball, since I was a little girl I have really liked this sport and I have worked hard to be very good because since I was in school I entered an academy where they helped me to be better, that is why every day I try to improve how I train and improve my technique and that's how I create a habit because many days a week I practice this sport.

Please describe your hobbies
In my free time, I really like to spend time with my family because they are very important to me, we go out to shopping malls, we get to know new places in my city,
I also like to go out and play with my little cousins ​​and take them to eat ice cream, teach them new things and be able to enjoy time with them.
I also love to cook different things and I love to surprise people with what I cook, I especially like to make cakes.
I also really like horseback riding with my friends because it is a time when I relax and feel very good.
You can only send a massage to Melissa if you are interested in this applicant (see above).

Contact

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