Hello potential helpers! We are a family of five. Me and 4 four children ages 5-13. The kids all attend Francophone school so French speakers are appreciated, though we love getting to know people from all cultures and backgrounds. We have been hosting helpers for a number of years now but our family structure has changed to a one parent family.
The ideal guests would be willing and able to help with childminding/babysitting, and household chores, including cleaning, gardening and yard work.
***Currently seeking an individual helper to be an au pair for spring and at least half of the summer. Early June to August.
This is a family homestay, so experience in household tasks, organization, and managing children would be best. A 3 week minimum stay is prefered because that gives our guests time to get to know us and our routines and adapt to our family, and gives us time to get to know and care for our guests. Shorter stays will be considered. We adopt our guests as family for the time they stay with us and welcome longer stays.
We are a very open minded family and would love the opportunity to try home cooked meals from different cuisines, discuss traditions, swap stories and to share our home and meals with you!
We are minutes from downtown Kingston, and on a main bus route. We are a non-smoking house but we have one small, non-shedding dog named Pizza and a cat called Sushi. Due to allergies, we request that helpers please refrain from using scents and perfumes.
Kingston is one of Canada's oldest cities with plenty of Canadian history to discover. It was originally the Capital city. We live in town close to local bus transport and there is easy access to long distance transportation (train, airport, and bus). It is situated nicely between Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto.
We hope to gain many new friends and learn a lot from them. Please contact us (preferably by email) if you feel we'd be a good fit for your travels.