Letter to Family
Dear Family, My name is Ana, I'm from Venezuela and I'm a young woman looking for an au
pair experience in the UK.
I receantly graduated as an Electronics Engineering, and I'm finishing a very important
course in the field, which is one of my main goals. My first language is Spanish, and I'm
also fluent in English. I started learning english when I was 8 in a local academy and
since then I have been taking courses in high school and university.
In about a year or two I plan to pursue a masters degree, but I am yet to make up my mind
concerning my future area of specialization. So, at the moment, I would like to take some
time out of academics to have a different life experience, and to have time to calmly
reflect on my future academic/professional orientation. To this end, I think spending time
abroad would be particularly interesting
I'm a very easy going, peaceful and pacific person, I get along very well with children
and love taking care of them, my main motivation is to learn english and what better way
to be completely at ease with the language than living with a family and have a total
culture inmersion? I would also like to learn about the culture and people from the UK,
because since I was a kid, for some reason, I had been always drawn to everything that has
to do with the UK, it would also be a great opportunity to experience child care and to
travel and develop new friendships
I come from a very loving family and you should expect the same from me, even though I'm
not perfectI have strong values and I know what a family needs when it comes to teaching
children what's best.
I have 1 sister, she's 22 and currently working in a different city I consider myself
very reliable and responsible, I left my home for University when I was 16 so that was an
amazing experience that taught me a lot about myself and life.
I would be happy to help the with housework, I've done it all my life, and I don't have
problems with that.
When it comes to child care experience, I have looked after children in informal
contexts, I have a lot of young cousins, and I've help their parents look after them since
birth, the closest ones are Jesus who is 10 now, Massimo a 3 year old, and baby Fabio who
is 7 months old. Among others, I was part of a team of recreators in a summer camp when I
was 16, taking care of a group of 6 children aged from 6 to 10 years, we sang, danced,
played games, role played, drew, painted, and narrated stories for a period of 2 weeks. I
can comfortably say that I sincerely enjoy spending time with children.
When it comes to leisure, I enjoy exploring new places, being outdoors, I love the beach
and enjoy nature, but also enjoy being indoors watching movies or playing games.
As far as preferences are concerned, I am looking for a live-in arrangement with a host
family and would like to stay for at least 6 months.
I'd be very happy to have the opportunity to talk to you, to answer any questions or
concerns about my experience, intentions, to learn more about me or your family adn the au
Thank you very much for your interest, looking forward to hear from you.
My best regards,
Ana Carolina Gutierrez.