Dear Workawayer, we are a family of 4, me (Luisa), my husband (Gilles), little Alice (8 yo) and very little Matteo (3 months old). We live in a very quiet and green place between Nice and Villefranche sur mer, few minutes by car (more or less 20 minutes walk) from the town center. I teach Ecology at the University of Nice and Gilles works on waste management for the Nice municipality. Alice is a lovely girl, she likes dancing, playing piano and playing tennis. Matteo is a big little boy that laughs a lot and sleeps quite well for his age (luckily). We love travelling, spend time in the nature and both water- (with have a small boat) and mountain-related activities (we have a house at the mountain). We also have a cat, Maia. She is very independent e spends much of her time in the garden.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
There are many reasons why you should workaway in Nice. The area where we live (Monaco to Cannes) is very nice, highly touristic and offering several cultural activities (museums, concerts, theatre), often organized by the municipality. If he/she likes water activities, there are a lot of opportunities (swimming, scubadiving, apnea, stand up paddle, sailing, kayaking). If he/she likes the mountain, it is less than an hour far from Nice. In less the two hours by car there are several ski resorts.
Even if we live in France we talk italian at home (I am italian, my husband is french). But little Alice prefers talking french :) We therefore would be happy to host a workawayer talking italian, so that Alice’s Italian can improve and Matteo che be immersed in Italian language since the beginning. The cultural exchange will be very rich, as he will be introduced to the french culture, but also the italian one.This is quite typical of the region, as Italian border is 40 km away. We also talk spanish and english.
The workawayer will be able to increase his/her experience in child care staying with kids of different ages (6 months and 8 years old; useful espacially for workawayers interested in teaching/childcare in the future). He/she will be able to take french classes in her/his spare time.
We are looking for a workawayer taking care of our kids. Matteo will be 6 months old and Alice 8.
We are looking for a long-term stay (ideally 6-12 months, at least 3 months), as I prefer our kids do not change nanny every month :) Also, I amvery sorry to exclude boys, but our daughter prefers a girl...
The workawayer will take care of both kids the whole day on wednesdays and will do late afternoon/evening baby-sitting a couple of times a week (to be agreed). The workawayer will be alone with the kids and will have to drive a car. Matteo is young (6 months old), so we are looking for a workawayer that likes kids and has a little bit of experience with babies. Alice is 8 years old, quite autonomous, she can also give a hand with Matteo, when she is at home :)
Tha workawayer will also help with homeworks.
For any supplementary question, just write us!
italian/french at home. but also english and spanish
We live at the first floor of a family house with a big garden and a swimming pool between Nice and Villefranche sur mer.
The workawayer will stay in an independent "dependence" in the garden equipped with a room, a bathroom and a kitchen/living room. The workawayer will have his own room, and she will share the bathroom, the kitchen/living room, the garden and the pool with us (mostly in summer when we are often in the garden and in the pool).
Of course the workawayer will be more than welcome in the flat at the first floor, where she will share the meals with us: we will be happy to introduce him/her to the french and italian food and to try new recipes :)
As mentioned above, the workawayer will be able to take french classes in his spare time or do other formations, such as everything related to tourism. Nice is a nice town offering a lot from the cultural (and gastronomic :)) point of view. Where we live (between Nice and villefranche sur mer) is the perfect place to discover both Nice and several other small towns such as Villefranche sur Mer, Beaulieu or Eze. Monaco is 30 minutes by car (there are several buses serving the littoral towns to Monaco and the train).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
1 full day a week (wednesday) and a couple of late afternoon/evening baby-sitting a week5/6 hours a day (to be agreed and depending on the wage), 5 days a week (to be agreed)