Lerissa is a very pleasant young lady who we took no time in opening up to us and showing us her friendly personality. Among her experience is multiple years of au pairing in South Africa and abroad, where she was involved in almost every aspect of both caring for the children and managing the household. She told us that in all her jobs so far she truly felt accepted as a member of the family, and that is what she strives for in her next au pair job; she is willing to commit herself to a family for as long as they need her. Lerissa enjoys reading and writing, and loves doing creative activities with children, such as arts and crafts, reading to them, dancing with them and listening to music, but she emphasised that it really depends on what interests the child, and what age they are (she is very adaptable). We also feel that Lerissa could add structure and happiness to a child’s life during their extremely important developmental years. In a reference, the family that she worked for in Los Angeles said the following lovely words about her, “Lerissa was such an integral part of our family that we still have not hired anyone else, as we cannot find someone who lives up to the bar set by her.” We have no doubt that she will become an important and vital addition to another family, which is why we are happy to recommend her for any au pair position.