SUZANNE ELIZABETH LOUW

 

Personal Summary

Nanny, Au Pair and Babysitter with over 6 years of experience in providing exceptional and outstanding care to children aged 4 to 13 years. Proficient at organizing children’s daily schedules, including school, meals, and recreational activities. Supplying loving care whilst ensuring that disciplinary and educational goals are met for each child. Enthusiastic to find a challenging position in childcare e.g. Nanny, where I will be able to continue to increase my work experience and develop my abilities. For the last 2 years I had temporary employments such as an assistant at a catering company and as a Creative Director at a floral design business, as well as a sales person at various markets. I also cared for my mother after she had several operations.

 

Key Professional Skill Set

  • Reliable and dedicated – Consistently receives complimentary feedback from parents and children

  • Encourages creativity; believes in open-mindedness and supports artistic thought-processes

  • Prepared to travel nationally and internationally with family

  • Clear medical record, non-smoker

  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word and Excel, Internet, Email and Social Media

  • Emotional maturity, high stress tolerance, fun personality, warm and sociable, patience and excellent organizational skills

  • My areas of expertise includes: childcare, baby-sitting, child safety protocols, housekeeping and management, live-in

    experience, meal preparation and serving, homework assistance, round the clock care, shopping and errands, personal grooming, emotional support, planning and organizing activities

    Career Summary

Creative Director | 2018 TO CURRENT

SUZANNE CREATIVES, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design floral displays that evoke a particular sentiment or style

  • Answer phones, take orders, manage day-to-to organizational tasks

  • Specializing in creativity combining beautiful flowers into bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces and décor items specific to

    each event

  • Creative, Artistic person that can customize, adapt my style to that of what the customer wants

  • Keen eye for design, colour matching and style

  • Good interpersonal skills, great at dealing with the public (customers)

  • Can perform basic administrative tasks

  • Good time management skills

  • The ability to work quickly and efficiently while under pressure

 

LIVE-IN AU PAIR | 2015 TO MAY 2017
THE HAWKINS’ FAMILY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Took care of one child, aged 13 for almost 2 years

  • Prepared and served meals with balanced nutrition in mind

  • Created an environment that was age-appropriate and safe for the child to discover his interests, likes, dislikes, etc, while

    enforcing positive behavior patterns

  • Engaged the child in areas that interested him whilst being emotionally supportive. Modeled and guided the child’s social

    behavior

  • Performed housekeeping duties: washing dishes and cleaning, organizing cupboards and closets. Also scheduled any work to

    be done around the house. Managed the running of the house

  • Ran errands, including grocery shopping, dry-cleaning, etc.

  • Scheduled doctor, dentist and haircut appointments for the child

  • Transported the child to and from school; various appointments and entertainment activities

  • Offered detailed daily reports of the child and always kept open-communication with the parents

BABYSITTING | 2008 TO 2015

THE MATTHEWS FAMILY, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervised a boy and a girl through a significant period of their lives from babyhood to the ages of 10 (boy) and 8 (girl)

  • Provided a child-friendly environment with engaging activities and continuous access to the outdoors, such as the pool

  • Organized fun and educational games

  • Provided balanced nutritious meals

  • Sparked creativity and imagination by helping children discover new things each day AU PAIR | 2011 TO 2013

THE OPPERMAN FAMILY, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cared for two children, aged 15 (girl) and 12 (boy)

  • Managed an active calendar of appointments, including school and extra-curricular activities

  • Handled all transportation – pick-up and drop-off of children

  • Supervised homework and meals until parents came home

  • Physically and verbally interacted with children throughout the day

  • Modeled and instilled appropriate social behavior

  • Emotionally available and encouraged a judgment-free environment concerning others

    Education

AMERICAN RED CROSS | 2017

Adult and Pediatric First Aid / CPR / AED Certificate

HIGH TECHNICAL SCHOOL JOHN VORSTER | 2008 National Senior Certificate – Grade 12 (Matric)

 

Key Achievements

  • Able to work to an excellent standard under considerable pressure whilst keeping an optimistic outlook

  • Fully managed all situations that presented itself without ongoing guidance and correction while in foreign surroundings

  • Achieved the ability to connect with and understand my charges on a personal level and successfully managed their needs

 

Driving

• Full, clean driving record and license Language Competency

• Fully bilingual in English and Afrikaans Personal Interests

• Travel, being creative, reading, exploring, going to the theatre, gym, yoga, hiking and sewing

 

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