We really enjoyed getting to know Miecke during her interview with us. She seems to have a true passion when it comes to teaching and caring for children. Having grown up in a large family (with eight siblings, one of whom is 14 years younger), she has plenty of experience being around children, and she loves it. Miecke strives to build good relationships within her own family and would like to do the same in whatever family she works for. She will be a natural when it comes to any teaching or homework assistance – she strikes us as extremely intelligent and she has years of experience as a tutor. She is also quite interested in child development and is enthusiastic about helping infants and young children progress and learn language skills (her university major was linguistics). Stimulating and imaginary play are things that Miecke feels are important in a child’s development. She also loves to get children involved in sports, or even just playing outside. She believes it is good to combine both education and fun into the children’s free time, and therefore, should she be given the opportunity to take them on outings, she would choose places such as she enjoys the zoo, aquarium, museums, libraries, and children’s theatre. Miecke seems very eager to work with children and to help mould them into a successful future generation. She says that she gets as much pleasure learning from children as she does in teaching them. She has a wonderful combination of enthusiasm, adaptability, strong work ethic and kindness that is important in the child care field. We feel confident that Miecke will prove herself to be more than capable of taking on whatever new situations she is presented with, and it is with pleasure that we recommend her for any au pair position available.