I would like to thank you for taking your time to read my letter. With it I would like to bring you closer to my life.
My name is Elona, I am 22 years old and I am from South Africa. I live in a small town called Port St Johns with my grandparents, my sisters (24& 11), and my cousins. We are a pretty large family, our house is located in an area that is full of nature and we all have a very loving relationship with each other.
I would describe myself as an adventurous, friendly, reliable and an open-minded person. When it comes to hobbies, I take pleasure in the simple things in life. I enjoy being outdoors, being with my friends, going for walks, visiting places I have not been to, going to the beach and reading a good book. I also enjoy singing and dancing.
In the past years, I have taken care of children of all ages from different families. I became very close with them and I cherish the time I have spent with them. Through this I have found out how much fun it is to have children around & the experiences have taught me to have patience and to be kind.
Last summer, I volunteered at my local youth center whereby we helped the children with reading, writing and we even hosted movie nights, talent shows and a bible study camp.
I am currently a student teacher and I recently went for my teaching practicals where I was helping my mentor teacher conduct lessons and observing the classroom. I believe the au pair experience will be of great help towards my dream of becoming a teacher. It will also help me to adapt to any culture and environment thereby greatly improving my interpersonal and communication skills which I believe are great qualities of a teacher.
I am prepared and I am well aware of the fact that being like a big sister for your children comes along with responsibilities for them and it will not always be just play and fun. My calm and patient personality will help me to master more difficult situations for instance when the kids are tired or don’t want to listen to me.
I hope we can develop a good relationship, working and living together as a family. I would be very happy to experience an eventful year with you and your kids. I am looking forward to talking to you.