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I come from a family of five of which I am the youngest child. My family has been living in Kenya for most of my life (as my parents came here as teachers from the U.K.) which has provided me with a unique childhood and is what initially sparked my love of working with children (by observing the local children and volunteering in a local Children’s home).
From June 2019 I will be starting my Gap Year before going to university in the UK to study Neuroscience. I wanted to spend this year as an au pair to allow me to work with children, something I really enjoy, and have had a lot of experience with (having been a tutor and mentor to younger students at school).
I am very calm, organised, patient and work well with those around me all of which was enhanced by my position as the Vice President of my schools charity programme ‘Interact’.
I would love the opportunity to meet new people and experience a new culture as I am adventurous and enjoy new challenges. I am comfortable interacting with children of all ages and any pets (having always grown up surrounded by animals and often volunteering at the local animal shelter and rehabilitation centre). I have completed a First Aid course and have been involved in many extra-curricular events from the arts to academics to sport.
As a person I am compassionate, self disciplined, keep myself fit by going to the gym and am therefore a good role model and friend to those I meet. I would welcome the opportunity to visit another country,experience a different cultur and to be part of a family.
i worked with a local childrens home as part of a school organisation (that i initiated)where myself and a group of students helped the children with their schoolwork and entertained them with art and crafts, games and reading activities. We also helped the childminders with tasks such as getting the children dressed, or putting them to bed.