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Host ID: 82487
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Last Updated: November 26, 2019
We are looking for someone to help out in a nanny/ au pair / housekeeping role. We would prefer to meet you before we commit to a long term stay, just to make sure we are all a good fit for each other :-)
We live in Clifton Hill , Melbourne, which is a great inner city suburb just 10 minutes train trip or 15/20minute bike ride in to the city. Our house is close to public transport, the Yarra River and Merri Creek, with lots of parks, walking trails and great cafes nearby.
We are a fairly easy going family who love being out and about - bike riding, kayaking, going to the beach etc etc. We often go away for the weekend, and you would be welcome to join us to explore beautiful places around Victoria.
Ben is a lawyer, and Inger works in the Environment sector, and volunteers at the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. We have two kids - a boy who is 5 and a girl who is 3. They are fun and playful with A LOT of energy. They love to try new food and learn new languages.
We also have a cat called Zabel.
You would have your own room with a comfy queen sized bed, access to a bike, all meals provided, free Wifi, and the workload wont be too tough!
I (Inger) have just started a new job, so we will need some extra help with school and kinder pick up, as well as some extra (paid) help over the school holidays.
We would need you to definitely be able to do:
Monday & Thursday: 3pm – 6pm, and Friday: 4.25 - 6pm. Being able to ride a bike would be very helpful, as that is how the kids get to and from school.
The other days can be flexible, but at this point in time we really, really need help with the above times!
Other things you could help us with include planning and cooking dinner, cleaning, looking after the little ones, gardening and general housekeeping.
Having someone around to help us with these tasks makes our life much happier!
We expect approximately 3 hours of work per day, but occasionally this would be more, and some days less. If you have an opportunity to head off for a day or two to explore, that would be fine.
In the school holidays we will also need some extra help, and the additional hours will be paid.
We prefer it if you are self directed and motivated in terms of getting things done – you can choose when you do things to work in best with your plans. Melbourne is a great place so we hope you can get out and explore it as much as possible! I will give you a list of things we need help with, but for the most part, we are pretty flexible! As long as you help out on average around 3 hours each day we will be happy :-)
Also, our children watch very little TV, and we try to limit the time we spend on our devices around them - particularly at meal times (no phones at the dinner table, or when we are sharing meals together). If this would be difficult for you, then our family is not for you!
We will only host one person at a time, so please don't request to stay if there are two or more of you. Sorry.
We are currently hosting people until the end of February, so don't have availability until after that.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
We look forward to finding the right person to help us out and to share this great place with! Thanks.
Inger and Ben