Help with kids and daily life in Killarney, Ireland

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Ireland

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    16/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Update: Full for the next couple of months

    I'm a 38yr old Irish lass with two kids 10 and 12yrs old. Divorced from their Dad and he lives abroad. I moved back to Ireland 5 yrs ago and we're living in the very scenic and popular tourist destination of Killarney. I'm a physical therapist and work from a clinic beside the house.

    Kids will be in school Mondays - Fridays so mostly need help for when they come home from school at 2.30pm although help would be needed from a little earlier to prepare lunch/dinner so it is ready for when they arrive in from school.

    They need help with their homework and then just to spend time with them playing, being creative and having as much fun as possible!

    My hours can vary a little in the clinic but mostly:
    I plan to work in the clinic Tuesdays and Thursday from 4pm - 9pm and Wednesday and Fridays 9am - 2pm.

    I would expect help for approx 5hrs a day - 5 days a week, weekends off.

    The most important thing for me is to have someone that genuinely loves kids and wants to play and engage with them. This task rates highest above anything else! Someone who is happy to be active, play soccer, go to the park but is also happy to sit in on rainy days and create arts and craft projects, play board games or lego, play music or basically anything to make the day a little fun!

    Secondly, I'm also looking for general help around the home with basic cooking and cleaning.

    I have a large yard and garden which needs help with especially in the summer months, which is why I would prefer to have a couple to help with both kids, and garden and house duties. There are many tasks that need to be done here such as mowing the lawn, strimming overgrown grass, weeding, cutting back hedges etc. Everything is quite easy and simple if you don't have experience, it just takes time which I don't have!

    We're a very easy going and flexible family who have hosted workaways and for years and have been workaways ourselves so it's a fairly laid back atmosphere.

    We love the outdoors and being active but also on rainy days to sit around playing card games and chill out :)
    Also we have 2 pet rabbits, so you need to be ok with 2 fluff balls running around the house at times :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    Help needed with 2 kids ( 9 & 12 yrs old) Monday - Friday (weekends off)
    If you can cook also that would be an added bonus!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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