Hello! I´am Maria
Dear host family,
my name is Maria Gruosso, I'm 24 years old and I live in a small city in Tuscany, Italy, with my family, consisted of my mother Antonella, my father Antonio and my younger sister Veronica. I am a friendly, quiet and kindly person, who loves music, photography, animals and people company, especially children one. In fact, since the beginning of the University, attending a Bachelor program in “Science of Childhood” in Florence, I started at the same time to be a baby sitter of two amazing children, Luca and Dario, respectively 6 and 2 years old. My assignments were picking them up from school, preparing afternoon snacks and playing or drawing. I have created a special relationship with them and besides with their parents, who forthwith trusted me and welcomed me in the family. It was a great experience that allowed me to understand deeply also my studies matter. Moreover, after my Bachelor degree in July 2016, it has grown in me the desire to begin something new due to my passion for children and travelling. For this reason I think that the Au Pair program seems perfectly suited for me. Additionally the will of learning a new language and improving my previous one, lead me to prefer and make a choice in several countries, above all for my interest in foreign cultures, costumes and people. In conclusion, I think that I could be the right Au pair for your families, because I am highly organized and helpful in housework and in children education, taking always in account that, as I have analyzed also in my final thesis, the child is like a foreigner who doesn’t know other cultures and for this reason he needs a strong figure, an educator, who can respect, teach and support him during his childhood and then his life.