We are a family of four - our two girls are 4 and 6 years. Since we both work full time we would like to have some help with the kids - like an older sister who is there for the kids and who likes to play with them, paint, play music etc. Since we currently already have an au pair staying with us, earliest starting date would be February 2020. It would be great if you could stay for 12 months but also shorter stays are possible. A basic knowledge of German language is requested.
Babysitting / child care
You would experience living in a German family and learn the language. We would also pay a German language class for you which usually takes place twice a week. You would also have time to travel a bit around Europe. And of course enjoy living in the wonderful city of Hamburg with all its cultural highlights.
As an au pair in our family you would be asked to accompany our kids to kindergarden in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon, and then play with them. Also some babysitting in the evenings. And helping the kids to tidy up, make them food, help a bit in the household. In order to get around it is necessary that you can ride a bike and love doing so because we usually go to kindergarden by bike (around 2 km). It would be great if you can speak some German or English so we can easily communicate.
German, English, French (basics)
You would have your own room and bathroom in our house with garden. We live at the outskirts of Hamburg in a quiet neighbourhood. We make food for the family dinners but during the week you are required to make breakfast and lunch for yourself - you can just help yourself from the fridge and freezer.
We live only a 30 minutes subway ride away from the city, and we will pay for your ticket so you can go there anytime in your freetime. Usual freetime is from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekdays, and of course some afternoons and evenings, and at least one complete day of the week (Sunday). There will be more freetime and holidays (at least 4 weeks per year). We currently have an au pair girl staying with us and it is a great experience which we very much would like to continue.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week