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My name is Anna-Lena and I am 17 years old (I will turn 18 in august). With my mother, my 19-year-old sister, my 13-year-old brother and our pets I live in a small town in Vorarlberg, in the west of Austria, near Lake Constance. At the moment, I am preparing for my final exams (can be compared with the Irish leaving certificate) which I will pass in May.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my friends and my family, being in nature practicing sport or riding horses. I also spend a lot of time with children: I babysit often and I also train kids in our local gymnastics club. In winter I teach children how to ski every week in our skiing club and during my summer holidays I look after children aged from 3 to 6 years in the kindergarten of my home town. This summer I will work with younger children in a nursery in a nearby town.
I have decided to become an au pair the year before I will go to university because I want to get to know other cultures and places and of course make new friends. The most important part however is that I would love to meet a nice family, take care of their children and help the family.
As daughter of a working single mum, I learned to help with the housework very early. I am used to tidying up bedrooms and the kitchen. I know how to do the laundry. With the children I take care of, I tidy up their rooms. Cooking simple meals is no problem for me and I really love baking. My grandfather loves my Gugelhupf, an Austrian specialty.
I am told to be a very trustworthy and reliable person. I know that it is very important to be in time and that it takes more time to get ready with children. I always try to carry out tasks given to me as well as I can. Being an au pair means to be part of a family – reliability, respect for other people and being trustworthy is essential for having a good time.
Thank you very much for your interest in my application!
I look forward to hearing from you.
I babysit often and I also train kids in our local gymnastics club. In winter I teach children how to ski every week in our skiing club and during my summer holidays I look after children aged from 3 to 6 years in the kindergarten of my home town. This summer I will work with younger children in a nursery in a nearby town.