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About Roxane

Roxane is coming back for another winter season! She was a big hit with the children last year and can't wait to return to Samoens for a second season. Roxane is an artist so loves getting the children involved in arts, crafts, singing and story telling. Roxane brings to us the added benefit of being trilingual with her native French but is also fluent in Spanish and English. While she has worked with all ages, as a certified art teacher she generally specialises with older children.

"Hello, I’m Roxane! I come from Paris and I’ve worked as a nanny in the ski resorts for the past 4 years. Ten years ago, I got the diploma called BAFA in France that trains you to look after children for day-care or summer camps holidays, then I started to work in an entertainment center in the nursery and primary schools of Paris. I loved it because it was a very difficult and poor district and I felt so useful in those children’s lives. It was a real mission to make them have the best holiday without being able to move away from town... In the mean time, I graduated as an art teacher for secondary and high-school, and because I’m an artist myself, I love to animate, get creative, and enjoy artistic and crafty times. Thanks to my long working experience as a child-leader, I can keep them entertained with a lot of activities and games, songs or storytelling. I have a fertile imagination and I always find a way to have fun. Moreover, I take my job very seriously because I think either emotional or physical security comes first. I am Paediatric First Aid certified. I really want the children to be happy and to feel safe with me.

My hobbies are painting, playing music and dancing, I like to play the guitar, bass guitar or harmonica, and I like to sing, from time to time. I do all kind of sport and like being out in nature. I love to hike through the wildest areas like, Norway, Scotland or Canada. I’m a horse-rider since ever and the link with this animal is very strong. It’s my favourite subject when it comes to painting... I’m a globe-trotter, I travel a lot and this increased my flexibility and my nerve. I never panic in stressful situations and I’m open to all possibilities. Of course, one of my favourite hobby is snowboarding! I have a strong admiration for Nature and it is one of my aims to relay this respect to the youngest...

 

Education

September 2013          Thesis defence: « Fiction, Immersion : the desire to make people believe ».

 

2012 - 2013                Université Paris 1, Panthéon - Sorbonne: Master of art teaching,

                                    combined with the fine arts CAPES preparation (Certificate of aptitude to secondary                                            school teaching)  at the IUFM of Paris. Diploma with distinction.

 

April - July 2012         University of Lima, Peru : One semester in a student exchange program,

                                    in the visual communication section, specialized in advertising and marketing.

 

2009 - 2011                University Paris 1, Panthéon – Sorbonne : Fine arts degree, Diploma with distinction.

 

June 2009                   BTS diploma at the Ecole Boulle (Advanced technician certificate) « Space design event                                        and communication », with distinction.

 

2007 - 2009                Boulle School (National superior studio arts school), Paris 12:

                                    - Partnership with La Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin : design and packaging workshop.

                                    - Partnership with Guerlain LVMH : design workshop.

                                    - Others: setting realisation, plaster sculptures, lino-cutting, silicone mould technique…

 

2006 - 2007                Boulle School, first year of “mise à niveau”. 

 

2005 - 2006                LISAA School (Paris 5 ) : Studio arts class preparing for entrance examinations to the                                          french Grandes Ecoles.

June 2005                    Secondary school Maurice Genevoix, Montrouge, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

                                    Scientifical "baccalauréat" (speciality Physics/Chemistry)

Feedback

Roxane has worked for us on various occasions. We have three children who were at the time between 4 and 6 years old, she was fantastic in the ski resorts, very resourceful and she also worked for us in the Summer on the seaside. She is very creative, so always has things to do with the children and also very sporty so never runs out of energy. She also knows how to gain the children's respect and fits into any situation. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her

Just wanted to let you know that Roxanne has been super - v impressed. The boys have had a lovely week with her, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone! Roxane Rocks! 

Roxane excelled in looking after our 8 and 10 year old. She was extremely diligent, conscientious and the children LOVE her (N.B no past tense although she left nearly 2 years ago.)

I cannot give her higher praise or recommend her more.

She is efficient, punctual, responsible, and she knew how to respond to our different expectations.

Roxane is creative, dynamic, she knows to adjust herself to the rhythm of the age group she takes care of. She demonstrates initiative and put into effect security rules necessary. In her attempt to do a good job, she pays a close attention to the children needs.