We are a family, living in İzmir in Turkey. We have two sons. The bigger one is 8 years old and the little one is only 5 years old. We are looking for a bigger sister to them who knows German or English or French and also talkative (chatterbox) :) Because we hope to improve their language skills. They already know German and English.
Both of them goes to school between 7:30 am to 17:30 pm. so we need help after 17:30 for weekdays and for weekends between 15:00 to 19:30. we can be flexible about the times and days and of course you can choose your off days. They can already understand German and English. They like playing chess, drawing pictures, listening/telling stories (esspecially about dragons, dinosaurs and pirates.. ) So at the evenings and weekends we would like you to spend time wıth them, doing language practice to help them become fluent. So actually it is not a real babysitting or childcare position, it is a teaching pozition.
Our bigger son Deniz, has started to take private piano lessons. So we have a piano in home and if you know playing it can be very nice to study it with him.
I and my husband are both pharmacist. In summers we like travelling, camping, cooking, baking, eating and shopping:) ( aspecialy at the weekends we like to go to the beaches, mountains, pleateaues.. )Nowadays we like gardening also. We have an olive garden in Urla. There are 58 olive trees and 15 fruit trees. Also we try to grown our own vegetables at there. (Nowadays we are building a tiny house in this garden:)) so in springs and summers we will spend most of our time at there. I will add it's photos as soon as possible. In Winters we usually prefer to being at home and play with kids..
Our house is only 100m away to subway stop. We are very close to seaside too, It takes nearly 10 minutes to go seaside by walking.
We don't smoke. we only expect the basic things from you like cleaning and tdying up.
We have a golden retriever. It's name is Rex. He lives in our balcony. In the mornings he goes to pharmacy with my husband and comes back in the evenings. We don't expect anything about looking after him.
If you stay with us you will have a private bedroom. You will have Wi-Fi.. We usually cook fresh traditional foods at home, you can be with us at all meals and also you can cook :)
At the sametime I can teach you my mother tongue (turkish). I am interested with drama, orff, stories, games, puppets...etc. I usually use all of them in our teaching, so I hope you can learn easly and with fun...
I can teach you cooking jams, home made pasta and tomato sauce, canning eggplant and beans, preparing olives..
We have already hosted volunteers and teachers before and if you want we could get references from all of them. If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
NOTE: From the beginning of September we would like you to spend time with them in the weekends. In the weekdays; because of during the day they will be in the nursery, we don't expect anything from you until 18:00pm. But we need help from 18:00pm to sleeping time. (sleeping time is usually 21:00)
İzmir is a nice city with seashore and historical places. İt’s the third biggest city in Turkey. We live in city center. Our house is only 2 minutes to subway stop and 10 minutes to seaside by walking. At the seaside you can rent and ride bike.. There are many bars, clubs, site-seeing, resaurants, shopping, bazaars, etc in İzmir. The weather is usually sunny. Urla/Seferihisar are 30 minutes or çeşme/Alaçatı is 1 hour or Kuşadası 1,5 hour far to us. Also Efes and Şirince is so close to İzmir. If you like history and villiages I guess you will have fun. You can go Bodrum easly for weekends. if you want to go to Kios (a nice Greek Island) from Çeşme it takes 15 minutes by ship.(and it is also cheap). If you want to go Samos (Anoyher Greek İsland) you can get a feryy. (It is also cheap) One weekend you can go to Pamukkale, Kapadokya or İstanbul. We can help you about bookings.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
If you want to learn real local life, you are welcome. We can tell you a lot of things about Turkish families/culture/ education&health system/history/social life..etc. All of us are talkative so you can easily learn Turkish from us. We are enthusiastic about learning English and German. Because of we love eat; you can learn a lot of new Turkish food recipes. We like travelling. If you want to join us you are welcome to come also. We are usually camping at the beachs. İzmir is a cheap city So if you want to travel around turkey (For example Greece islands) or in Turkey (For example Kapadokya) you can jump from here for the weekends. Our a lot of volunteers have done it. We can help you with booking. And if you are travelling for a long time, get tired and need a warm family house; you are also welcome..
We need someone who is TALKATİVE (native English/ German/ French speaking girl) who likes playing, singing, painting, dancing, traveling..
NOTE: Kids usually don't go to nursery in the summers. For july and august we need help esspecially in the mornings nearly 5 hours. But sure then you will be free about your own programme.
NOTE: From the beginning of September we would like you to spend time with them in the weekends. In the weekdays; because of during the day kids will be in the nursery, we don't expect anything from you until 18:00pm. But we need help from 18:00pm to sleeping time. (sleeping time is usually 21:00)
turkish and english and basic german
When you join us, you will have a private bedroom. You will have Wi-Fi..
We usually cook fresh tradationel foods at home and at the same time try new different tastes. You can be with us at all meals and also you can cook :)
If you like sun and sea sure you Will love İzmir.
Our house is only 2 minutes to subway station and 10 minutes to seaside by walking.
At the seaside there is a way for running, walking and riding bike...
At the weekends you can travel to Efes, Çeşme, Alaçatı, Şirince, urla, seferihisar, Foça, Kuşadası, Bodrum, Pamukkale, Kios, Kapadokya, Fethiye, İstanbul, Antalya...etc.
You can go to kios (Greece) from Çeşme shipport (İzmir) very easy and travel to other island of Greece...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day ; 5 days a week