Dear Host Family, thank you for taking time to read my letter.
My name is Shanon-Leigh and I am 22 years old. I live with both my parents and our dog in Concordia a small town in the Namakwaland Streek. My father Johannes (46) is an Boilermaker and he is also a farmer. My mother Ursala (45) is a stay at home mom, she looks after my nephew.
I finished school in 2014 at Concordia High School. Grade 12. Currently I’m helping my mom with my nephew since the beginning of the year. I love listening to music (Old school – Kenny G , Randy Crawford , Judy Boucher just a few of my favourites) , walking my dog,going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.
I started in 2015, I lived with the family for 2 years. They were our family friends. Their daughter was 7 at the time. I prepared meals, I did the laundry, I cleaned her room, I accompanied her to dance class and swimming lessons.
December 2018 I finished my 2 year diploma in Early Childhood Development at Hugenote Kollege in Wellington Western Cape South Africa. We haven’t received our diplomas yet, we are still waiting. I’ve been at 2 creche’s and 1 school for my practicals. The first year being preschool and the 2nd year grade R.
I would love to become your Au Pair because I’m passionate about children, I love children and I love spending time with them. I also know that I’m capable of being a big sister. I’m a very patient person and I know that will help me master difficult situations. I’m a very easy person to live with. I respect house rules for it is your house. If something bothers me I wouldn’t hesitate to talk about it.
I’ve never been abroad but I’ve been used to not seeing my parents for a few months, so I don’t think I will become home sick. I also know that the first couple of days will be exhausting and that it will take me a while to adapt to everything. I am ready for this new chapter in my life.
For the future I’m planning on getting a degree ( Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase ). After I return to South Africa I’ll most probably apply for another year abroad.
I can’t wait to hear all about you and your children .
Thank you for reading my letter.
Kind Regards, Shanon-Leigh
Yes all ages
High School Diploma and Early Childhood Development at Huguenot College in Wellington Western Cape
070 3814 812