It is my pleasure to give a reference for Mrs Sandrine who was our personal family assistant for almost 3 years from end of 2012 to June 2015. I had separated from the father of my children, had a very demanding full time job and needed help with my children and with the general household maintenance. Sandrine was with us on a flexible basis according to our needs, sometimes over the weekend and for some holidays in south of France as well. She took care care of the children primarily, taking the children to their activity classes, helping with homework if needed but also undertaking general housework, shopping and preparing meals if required (no cleaning though, we had a cleaner). She has proven to be very reliable and dependable as far as children are concerned. Nothing ever happened to my children under her watch. She has a genuine interest in children and I can only praise her for bringing up her own child with great care. She has always been trying to organise her life around her child's own needs to make sure her child gets the best environment she can offer and her child is now one of my child's best friends. Sandrine is generally fun to be around, very positive, energetic and very creative. She leads a healthy lifestyle and is genuinely interested in children. She is from a good background, well educated and totally bilingual with an international mindset which fitted very well with our lifestyle. From my personal experience with her, she would get on best with a family primarily interested in a bilingual, creative and dynamic assistance for their children, and with general help with the household.
-Written reference, previous employer