Join our family and help me look after my daughter in Overdinkel, Netherlands



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    My name is Nadja (41) and together with my daughter Fleur (4), we have been traveling around South-East Asia for 8 months. We returned back home to the Netherlands in May 2019 and have already welcomed some 'work-awayers' and we absolutely love the experience!

    My husband passed away shortly after Fleur was born, while life hasn't been easy I have been determined to honor my husband’s life by making the best of ours and lead it by example for our daughter.

    The decision to take Fleur traveling was the best one I have made in a long time, it strengthened our bond and I feel much stronger for it. Every couple of months we are off again to explore another part of the world, we have just returned from Sri Lanka and are thinking about Central or South America towards the end of the year.

    I am half Dutch/half German but have lived abroad for more than 20 years, 12 of those in London. Since our travels, Fleur is also fluent in English and having 'work-awayers' with us now really helps to keep up this skill. I also speak some basic French and Spanish.

    Fleur now goes to school so your help would mainly be required in the afternoon or evenings when I'm working or woudl like to go out. Our current work-awayer has been with us for the past 6 months but she'll sadly leave us end of March and we're looking for someone else to join our family. You're free to speak to her should you wish an up to date review :-)

    I have taken up my studies again and just launched my business and could really do with some help around the house, someone to keep Fleur entertained while I can get on with things. Fleur is a fun loving little girl who will declare you her best friend within 5 minutes of meeting you. She's getting the hang of cycling and would love to show you the horses at the end of our road.

    We live in Overdinkel, a small town close to the German border, you can cycle to Germany within a few minutes. It's a quiet area yet well connected to get to Enschede or Losser. We live in a semi-detached house and you would have your own bedroom (single bed) on the first floor and would share the bathroom with us.

    I would say we are pretty easy going and like the cultural exchange as much as you do

    Please get in touch if you are interested.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You would be immersed into the Dutch culture with a German twist being so close to the border.

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    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    I could really need your help with looking after my daughter Fleur. Fleur is into all sorts of arts and crafts, likes to dance and being outdoors. Together you can take her bike to the playground at the end of our street, or visit the horses on the fields behind us. Fleur is my absolute everything and she is a bright little girl, really easy going, very friendly and social. She will surely declare you as her new best friend within 5 minutes of meeting you.

    We are looking for someone who is responsible and has a positive attitude towards life, with a zest for life, and has a can-do attitude!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You would have your own bedroom on the same floor as us but would have to share the bathroom with us.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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