Help with Kids and odd jobs in Killarney, Ireland



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    Looking for help from November going forward.

    We are in Level 5 restrictions but because my work is deemed essential and because I am a single parent who needs help with childcare while I am doing this work you should be able to travel further than 5km to come and stay with us.

    COVID 19 Compliance:
    I am currently only accepting people who have already been in Ireland for 2 weeks or longer.

    For anyone from Ireland, now looking at a workaway in Ireland due to the circumstances you may find our home the perfect opportunity to discover another beautiful part of Ireland.

    Please note: I need someone who has a good level of English so that you can communicate easily with the kids. This is very important. Also, I normally prefer workawayers who are at least 22yrs old and over, but I'm open to younger people who are independent and confident also.

    I'm a 37yr old Irish lass with two kids 8 and 11yrs old. Divorced from their Dad and he lives abroad. I moved back to Ireland almost 4 yrs ago and we're living in the very scenic and popular tourist destination of Killarney. I'm a physical therapist and my schedule is flexible so I don't have set days or hours. I mostly need someone to mind the kids and to cook simple meals. Also, I work late some evenings so I may need you to help out evenings until the kids bed time.

    I work from a clinic beside the house so its a very flexible set up.

    In the summers I prefer to have couples or 2 people to share the workload. I'm open to workawayers of all genders.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our house is in a really good location in Killarney. You have all that the town offers on your doorstep and you are also within walking distance to the national Park, can cycle to nearby mountains lakes and castles. And can easily access local transportation to the rest of Ireland

  • Help


    You need to love kids and be enthusiastic and happy 😀
    Cooking meals. Playing with the kids while I'm working.
    As mentioned above I sometimes work late in the evenings so you may need to be flexible and sometimes watch them until bedtime but I normally allow them to watch 1hr or so of TV in the evening so this is not a very difficult task.
    Using your own initiative and multi tasking (as the kids are getting older now they often do their own thing so I would expect that you are comfortable to do some basic household chores while watching the kids)
    This is involves helping out with a variety of basic tasks around the home and garden.

    Odd tasks
    Garden maintenance
    Cleaning in home

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own room in family house
    We are in an excellent location in Killarney town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in Killarney which is a town and a tourist hub surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains in southern Ireland. It's also close to other popular areas such as Cork, Limerick, and Tralee so its a great base to see some of the most popular areas in the south and west of Ireland on your days off. I use workaway myself also to travel so I love to meet new people and find out their stories also. You'll have a private room in our family home and we're located centrally in the town.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The secret beach by the lakes of Killarney, a short bike ride away
Campervan home schooling at the beach
I hope you like playing with lego :)
Lockdown led to welcoming a new member to our family
The kids with a few lovely ex workawayers in The Gap of Dunloe
Myself and the kids in a sunnier part of the world

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