Come and stay with our family and help with childcare in Nice, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear workawayer,

    we are a family of 4: Luisa (italian), Gilles (french), Alice (9 years old, double nationality) and Mattéo (16 months old, still waiting for italian nationality). We also have a cat, Maia.
    We are looking for a dynamic, patient and funny person taking care of Alice and Matteo and becoming part of our family.
    Before giving you more information I have to tell you 2 things. First, we are looking for someone staying with us ideally one year. At least six months, The kids need a time for adapting to a new family member. Second, we are sorry for you guys, my daughter prefers to be with a lady. I know this is not completely politically correct, but she is only nine, I hope you will understand :)


    More details :
    My name is Luisa and my husband is Gilles. We both work in the environment (Gilles works in the waste management and I am a teacher of marine ecology at the University of Nice). We are an open-minded international family, I am Italian and Gilles is French.
    Alice is a nice girl, fluently speaking both Italian and French and with good bases in English (she went to school for two months in New Zealand). She is always happy, she loves reading, watching starwars movies, playing tennis, dancing, skiing and overall, diving in the swimming pool!

    Matteo is a lovely baby boy, very active and always in a good mood (apart when he is hungry :). He loves his little plastic motorbike and playing Lego with his sister. He doesn’t speak yet, but he is very good with sign tongue (his nanny taught him) and he is super funny!
    We stay in Nice, Côte d’Azur, in a sunny place close to Villefranche-sur-mer. We live at the first floor of a family house with a big garden and a swimming pool. We live at the first floor of a family house with a big garden and a swimming pool. 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).
    Alice goes to school, at 100 m walk distance from the house, until 4.30/6.00 PM (depending on the day) apart on wednesdays that is not a school day in France. Matteo goes to the nanny every day except wednesdays, together with another little girl called MAthilde. The nanny lives at 5 minutes by car from our place.
    We love travelling and doing activities in the nature. We both dive and we have a small boat in Villefranche, at 10 minutes from home. We also love the mountain, both in winter and in summer (we have a house in the french alps and a flat on the italian side of Alps). We also love seeing friends, have appetizers and barbecues. The weekends are often quite busy, visiting or inviting friends and travelling. When possible we are always happy if our workawayer join us. But this is not mandatory, weekends are free.

    We are looking for someone taking care of both Alice and Mattéo, bringing them to the school/nanny and picking them up. After school/nanny the workawayer should check Alice homeworks, give a bath to Matteo and play with them. On wednesdays our workawayer is expected to spend the day with them, bringing Alice to her activities and possibly going afterwards to the playground, the beach, the library, or simply stay in the garden. In the other days the schedule is flexible and can be adjusted in function of the workawayer french classes or other needs.

    We are quite flexible and can modify our routine in function of different needs. In general we try to be back quite early in the evening, around 6h30, so that we can stay a little bit with kids and have dinner all together.
    We expect the workawayer to participate in the daily housework, especially concerning common spaces and Alice and Mattéo things.
    An evening babysitting once a week/every two weeks is also welcome; weekends are free but we will be happy if the workawayer wants to join us.


    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 the workawayer likes the mountain, it is less than an hour far from Nice. In less the two hours by car there are several ski resorts.
    Nice is a nice town offering a lot from the cultural (and gastronomic :)) point of view. Where we live 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).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 (16 months and 9 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.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a workawayer taking care of our kids.
    We are looking for a long-term stay (ideally 12 months, at least 6 months), our kids cannot 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 bring them and pick them up to school/nanny the other days. The workawayer will be alone with the kids and will have to drive a car. Matteo is young (16 months old), so we are looking for a workawayer that likes kids and has a some of experience with young kids. Alice is 9 years old, very autonomous, she can give a hand with Matteo, when she is at home :)
    Tha workawayer will also help with homeworks.
    We are keen in giving some pocket money, as a kind of an aupair.
    For any supplementary question, just write us!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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 also lives with us with full access to 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 :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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).

  • 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

    1 full day a week (wednesday) and 3/4 hours the other four days of the week

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