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We are a family with two kids (girls) of 5 and 11 years old. We live in a large quiet house with a garden, a 10 minute drive from Dijon (Burgundy), in a small village. We have a very quiet little dog and a baby cat.
The village is close to a hilly wood, very pleasant to walk, run or mountain biking. There is a bus line that goes to Dijon several times an hour.
We love and practice a lot of outdoor sports: running, mountain biking, cycling, swimming, diving, roller-skating, skiing, triathlon ... with our friends. We enjoy to go on races ! I
My job is to develop an in line skating club (events, communication ...), I love it! My husband works in computer security.
I like to spend time cooking healthily with organic and local products. I'm always putting the bazaar in the kitchen! We try to reduce our environmental impact and limit our consumption (packaging, energy, water ...).
I like to enjoy the morning, so I get up early enough ... and sleep early too!
I do not like sophisticated things.
My husband is much calmer than me, he loves tinkering with computers, always examine new technologies, and in the evening watching movies or series in English (he worked for 4 years in england).
The region is very beautiful and there are many tourists who appreciate the good things: wine, food, architecture, old stones, nature, small picturesque villages and their stories ... the city of Dijon is young and dynamic with lots of students and lots of things to do!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will be immersed in the life of our French family, we can share our experiences, talking, cooking, sport practice, gardening... we really enjoyed to have a workaway at home, it's a kind of travell for us!
So far we have always "adopted" our workaways, they have really been a member of the family! We have always been sad at the time of separation!
We like to discover your country, your traditions, your convictions, your specialties, your hobbies ... every exchange is unique!
We are tolerant of diets, I cook mainly vegetables and legumes, but also meat (for lunch), fish, dairy products, eggs ... but you are free to eat or not (without having to to justify!).
My husband and I are looking for serious workaways (GIRLS only), to take care of our daughters and help in the house, from MARCH to JULY and in september (end of august and september). minimum duration: 3 weeks.
I can also accept 2 workaways together, it depends of periods (april, may).
- in the mornings: breakfast, preparing to school and go to school (7 min walking),
- in the end of afternoon (4:30PM): pick-up to school, homework, playing :-). And if we're late (7:00PM) : meal, bed (8:00PM).
- on wednesdays: (no school on wednesdays) Help Elise for homework, and then playing, cooking, gardening, drawing, going to the library, and drive Justine to gymnastic (from 5:00 to 6:00) ...
There is therefore time to spend alone with children, especially in the morning (between 30 minutes and 1 hour), where you have to prepare quickly to be on time at school. It's often a little "speed". Also the time at the end of the afternoon, and also all day Wednesday. So you must be comfortable with speaking and understanding the French language.
The girls are rather wise, smiling, very sociable but need authority from the start to make it happen at best. Like many children, there are sometimes anger and bickering!
During the day (exept on wednesday), the evening or week-end you're free : you can stay at home, go to Dijon Center (25 minuts by the bus), walk the dog, take care of the garden, visit other cities...
We also need a little help in the house, the kitchen and in the garden in june (cherries) and septembrer (plums).
Skype is better for getting to know each other !
Français, Anglais (a little spanish and italian)
You will have your own bedroom at home, and share the bathroom with Elise and Justine.
It is imperative to love children and to speak / undersand french language.
Driving license is a real benefit.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
3 to 5h (not the week-ends), 5 days
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