We are a sporty family and love the outdoors. Harry( a retired English teacher) still rides and Florence spends lots of time doing activities with and teaching Juanita. Harriet plays Rugby Heather plays Soccer and Juanita does Ballet Heather and Harry also have horses of their own.
The older girls were home schooled up to 13 yrs of age and are now doing very well at second level....so reading and learning are very important in our lives.
We are big into healthy eating and Florence is 'mostly' vegetarian.....
Our house is old but we never stop working on it....you will have your own room ...we have high speed broadband so keeping in touch is not a problem.
We are a busy family but you will have lots of time off and freedom to do whatever you like
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We need someone to come and help us from august/September The work involves helping to mind Juanita (9) general light housework shopping and some driving.
We live on a small farm about 8k from Cork city on the south coast of Ireland. The area is
called Ballinhassig and is also about 8k from the very popular tourist town of Kinsale.
Cork is a university city with a thriving night life and facilities to do almost anything you can
We keep horses for riding and breeding. Harry and Heather (18) both have Horses
and we also have other quiet riding horses. We are also training others.
Juanita(10) is the boss in the house and keeps us all busy. Your job mainly would be to look
after her while Florence goes to work for about 3 hours every day. Florence is a
psychotherapist and she has her own small clinic on our land where she sees people.
Harry is a retired English teacher but works mainly as a counselor in a second level school
We are a sporty family. There are lots of places to go walking around our house and
Juanita loves going down the fields or visiting other farms around to see the animals. Harry
rides with a hunt/club in the winter and the girls also play soccer rugby and hockey. We have
enough bicycles for everyone so you will not be bored. We also have 2 dogs and we keep
hens and ducks.
Our house is typically Irish, and you will have your own room in the new extension .....we are
big into healthy food.....art/craft/gardening etc..so you can get involved in whatever you like.
The area around here is very beautiful.....most people who visit really like it. The winters are
normally mild/not very cold and snow/ice is unusual.
However you never know what kind of winter is coming.....we spend our lives guessing.
There are lots of other au pairs working in the area and it is very easy to meet up with them.
We have a spare car that you can use as it is mostly not needed by anyone else so you
could use that when ever you want.
Hope to hear from you soon!
You will have a room in our home with a fridge and kettle, you will also have full access to the kitchen and are more than welcome to share all meals with us.
The Workaway will need a full drivers licence. Kinsale is our nearest town and is a very popular tourist attraction. Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and is 15 minutes away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day 5 days a week