Looking for some help around the house, gardens and a bit of childcare near Killarney, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for a motivated enthusiastic young person who loves children and is interested in helping out a busy irish family. We need somebody who is very interested in helping us to mind our nearly 4 year old boy and who can help us to organize our house in the country side just a 10 minutes drive from the busy tourist town Killarney.
    We live in a beautiful area near mountains, lakes and the sea. We are also looking for somebody who can do light household chores e.g. hoovering the house, emptying the dishwasher, organizing drawers and cabinets, folding clothes. We also would like to have somebody who is very good with children as we would need you as a childminder as well.
    The ideal person should be in their twenties or thirties, have an interest in nature, children, maybe farming (we live in the countryside - our boy is mad about tractors and farming) , refurbishing, meal preparation, cooking, tyding. He/She should be also open minded, flexible, reliable and non-smoker and very interested in children. Our son speaks very little German we would love to have a German workawayer. We do speak English during the evening time and the workawayer will have many opportunities to speak English but we would expect her/him to speak German to our son

    Most of the chores should be done between Monday and Saturday (we expect you to work 25 hours per week in total but you will be flexible otherwise) typical working hours could be from 08:30 - 11:30 am and 2 till 4 pm for childcare or preparing a dinner.
    Help is needed on some weekends but not every weekend. We would like to discuss more during a zoom call.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in one of the most beautiful areas in the South West of Ireland. It is only a 10 minutes drive into the busy town center of Killarney with plenty of shops, boutiques, Pubs and Restaurants and many amazing Hotels (you will find some of the nicest hotels in Killarney) . You will have a bike to explore the area but we are going into to town nearly every day so you can come with us. We are surrounded by mountains and lakes. The 100 km² Killarney National Park is also nearby so there is plenty to do (Boat trips, Walking, Cycling, Hiking,). The beaches are only 20- 30 minutes drive away. Train Connections to Cork and Dublin are very good. You will not be bored here.
    There are many mountain walks near the country side home. Our area is not ideal for party people as there is no public transport in the night time to Killarney town.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    The hours are on some days flexible as we have always lots to do. You would do most of the help in the morning and afternoon. As we are working a lot on some days we are looking for somebody who is enthusiastic and loves children.
    It would be great if you could help with the day to day tasks like cooking dinners, baking, tyding up the kitchen, preparing snacks or small meals, tidying and organizing. We like to eat very healthy.
    The house has a very big garden and is in a beautiful country setting. You will have your own en-suite room in the 4 bedroom house and you will get a bike. You will be able to come with us to Killarney town on many occasions. We are always interested in meeting socially outgoing, enthusiastic and hardworking people. We would like to give you more information during a zoom call

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    your own room in a 4 bedroom house in the country side - 10 minutes drive from Killarney

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off there is walking, fishing, cycling, mountain climbing and beautiful scenery. If you are into photography the Killarney National Park is amazing. Dingle is only 60 minutes away. You will also have a bike to explore the amazing country side like the Gap of Dunloe, the Killarney Nationalpark or some parts of the Ring of Kerry - depending how far you will cycle.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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