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Gina Cridge

About Me

Name:Gina Cridge
Sex:Female
D.O.B.:28 May 1999
Languages Spoken: English
Resorts I can work in: 3 Valleys
CRB Check:01 Nov 2018

Experience & Qualifications

Introduction:

Hi there, I am a friendly, fun-loving nineteen year old student from Cape Town, South Africa. I am reliable, extremely well organised, trustworthy and very responsible.

I enjoy travel and experiences which push me past my comfort zone. I am cheerful, active and a lover for the outdoors. Growing up in Cape Town, spare time would be spent doing a variety of activities, particularly hiking and swimming.

I love working with children and have a very caring approach, always working to the best of my ability to ensure that the children are in the best care and that each day is packed with fun-filled activities.
Qualifications:

I am currently studying towards a BSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town.

I have Level 3 EMT First Aid and was a first aider at many sport matches and events throughout high school, where I had to remain calm while dealing with many injuries. I also have a clean Police Clearance.

I attended Westerford High School from 2013-2017, where I attained NSC distinctions in all 7 subjects – Maths, Physics, Biology, Accounting, English, Afrikaans and Life Orientation. I also achieved an Academic Honours Award, as well as an All-Rounder Award for my academic achievement and involvement in sport, music and community service.

At high school I held many leadership roles as Prefect, member of the School Council and member of the Service Co-ordinating Council Executive Committee. My position as a prefect required responsibility in dealing with younger children.

I am very passionate about being involved in community service and helping those less fortunate than I am. I was a member of the Habitat for Humanity Committee (a non-profit, fundraising committee) and received an Honours Award for my Community Service.

I was a member of two bands and the choir and was awarded Honuors for music and my service to music.
Experience:

I have grown up being around small children, as my mother has run a playgroup for 2-4 year olds for the past 23 years. From my teen years, I have had hands-on experience in the playgroup, working part-time during school breaks and study leave. I have assisted with art, story time, outside free play and structured educational play.

I have further experience with children aged 3-8 years, by doing voluntary work at the Rotaract Children’s Christmas Party and experience with infants to 12 year olds at a Children’s Home, Maitland Cottage.

Working for a tutoring company, Elite Tutors, I have had experience with learners aged 14-18. I also do private tutoring lessons.
I also have experience babysitting neighbour’s children, which included helping with homework and preparing meals.

In 2015, I joined a World Challenge Leadership Expedition to Borneo, where we worked on a community project to assist in building a children’s centre and organised a week of activities for the local children.

My References

Reference Received from: Barbara Krenzer

Reference:

"To Whom It May Concern

re: Reference for Gina Cridge

Since I started working at "Cheryl and Bernie's Play Morning" in 2014, Gina has been involved there during her holidays and study breaks.

She is competent, kind and fun-loving. The children responded well to her and looked forward to the times when she was helping.

A typical play morning consists of structured play (puzzles etc), art time, outside play, tea time, singing/music ring and story time, all of which Gina is very familiar with.

Gina is a responsible, intelligent person and would be comfortable and conscientious as a child minder.

Yours sincerely
Barbara Krenzer
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Reference Received from: Sophie and Lyall Schwass

Reference:

"Gina has been great. Really happy to help with picking up a prescription from the pharmacy in French! And just really flexible and happy to pick things up from the shop etc. She’s played with the boys without resorting to much screen time at all playing really creatively with them.

Sophie & Lyall Schwass
Val Thorens
December 2018
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