From: Zürich, switzerland
Speaks: english french german spanish
About my service
I have been living in Switzerland for 3 years and have integrated well. I studied at the International School of Geneva and as part of my CAS activities during my studies in the IB, I was a teacher's assistant for the primary, middle and secondary school gym teachers and assistant coach for the middle school basketball team and the junior volleyball team.
I started looking after children even before I had moved beginning with my cousins. But while studying at LGB I signed up to be a babysitter for the first time for PED Day where teachers would come to the orientation on a free/holiday at school and they could leave their children with us, the volunteers for the whole day.
I was also part of the LIPS (Language of Instruction Program Support) wherein we helped non-native English speakers to better understand their subjects that pose difficulty due to a language barrier.
I had also babysat for a child with special needs wherein I would take him to a park, do wall climbing or to a museum like that of the Museum of Natural History, which were all within distance of the school and are easy-to-find landmarks.
During my first year at the university, I babysat 3 children who spoke only French and I managed to adapt their home environment.
Approximately 5 years of experience starting with my sister and cousins up to now living in Switzerland.
If at home, I would need a list of emergency numbers apart from medical, police and fire. Another family member living in the country for example or a family friend if ever an exceptional need arises.
As I am only a student and am looking for work, I do not have enough money to take kids to the cinema or out for an ice cream, which means money might be needed if ever the parent(s) would like the kids to watch a movie or the like.