My name is Julia Thwaites and I am currently studying Health Sciences at Otago University on a three year Academic Excellence Scholarship. I am mature, honest, and diligent worker and can handle busy and stressful situations very well. I have worked part-time as babysitter and Academic Tutor for primary school children aged 5-12 for over 3 years. I am also the second eldest of nine children, and have been babysitting my own siblings, at the age of 6 months to 12 years, for over 5 years. I absolutely love working with children, and find it such a rewarding experience, and I believe that I am a very competent babysitter, having spent a lot of time with younger children and having learnt the best ways in which to relate to children at all different ages.