Hi We need a couple for the whole season!
We are a fun loving sociable British family who (since June 2006) run a boutique bed and breakfast establishment offering an award winning unique boutique holiday package to British speaking families with children on a weekly half board basis.
We only open for 7 months a year for this type of service! We offer breakfast, gourmet meals, refreshments, babysitting, kids activities and babysitting. Our B&B attracts clientele wanting a high quality of accommodation, child friendly facilities and heated pool in a location with many tourist attractions close at hand. Money is earned through babysitting and kids activities.
Please contact us if you are available! xx
We are a family run business and as hosts we are professional but also have a lot of fun with the guests and their children. We are very active and love trail and road running competitions, gym, yoga, swimming and cycling and being outdoors. Our girls love piano, singing, gymnastics, swimming, drama and dancing.
During your time with us you will be immersed in our business by joining our guests at some of our gourmet meals, interacting with multi cultures, and visiting our fabulous region! You can also use the grounds and facilities during your free time, which is a real bonus.
If you are French or foreign, you can learn English with us, if you are interested in French culture, we have so much to see on our doorstep that you can visit, and our family will make you very welcome! We also have bikes available for you and a local train station so you can visit plenty of places!
I am a TEFL qualified teacher, as well as a PGCE in Higher Education and teach and tutor locally!
I also offer tutoring stays that you pay extra for, but get bed, board and English lessons included, if that is also of interest!
If you are studying to be a teacher/childcare/managerial position then this is the place for you as we provide an amazing CV based on your work experience!
The role is to help us out by doing the cleaning and taking the weight of us and doing some basic serving whilst learning about hospitality and childcare. However you do have the awesome opportunity outside of the workaway hours to earn some pocket-money by organising fun kids activities and babysitting for our mini-guests and this could help towards your ongoing adventures!
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
There is so much to see around the area, with the highest concentration of Plus Beaux Villages in France locally! The train station is nearby too so you can visit Toulouse, Albi, Montauban, Najac, Rodez etc by train!
You have 2 consecutive days off so you could do an overnight stay at one of these amazing places and stay in an airbnb!
We have 2 bikes for you to use to visit local towns and villages.
We have a wonderful guests, as as you will join us for guest dinners on occasion you will be able to immerse yourself in conversation with our multicultural professional guests, and learn about their lives, which is great fun, you can practice your English (if needed) and find out all about both English and French culture - as we are bilingual!
You will also learn all about running a business, particularly in hospitality and what is involved, how to deal with paying guests, cooking skills in the kitchen, hygiene laws and so much more!
The french law states that we must provide an allowance for students staying for more than 2 months with us,
This host offers accommodation and payment.
This is a great work experience opportunity in an award winning business particularly if you are interested in Hospitality, cooking or working with young people/Children! The placement we are offering will suit a couple ideally with a competent level of English (able to understand instructions and conversation and be able to get on with the placement as soon as possible as we need your arrival to be seamless), fun, has to be sociable, approachable, hard working, well presented, energetic, a good work ethic and excellent with children and people.
Your experience will involve the general running of a hospitality business including meeting our fabulous guests, undertaking general domestic roles such as breakfast service, housekeeping (hoovering, mopping and dusting, and cleaning), internal and external maintenance (this means tidying, cleaning and keeping things organized, some gardening (if you are in a couple), assisting with the serving/clearing at children's dinners, and also laying/clearing tables etc.
We have a good reputation so you must be prepared to be professional and adhere to French business hygiene and hotel regulations.
You will do a fun short 20/30min activity each of your working days for the children (some examples of this will be a treasure hunt, and a kids dinner preparation activity such as pizza making or a campfire, outdoor games, crafts etc we have all the things you need).
There is also the exciting opportunity to earn pocket money outside of your general hours by regular babysitting and fun activities for the children who are staying (so someone with good skills in this area would be great!) and it is a big part of your role here, if you can offer YOGA or sports activities (such as personal training or yoga) for the parents that would be great, note that a couple would work better if you have more experiences to offer so one can do our tasks whilst the other does the activity.
You will be busy in the mornings and early evenings, and the afternoons are free to earn pocket money, have rest, enjoy our fabulous holiday facilities etc. You have the opportunity to be staying in a luxury holiday location for free effectively just helping us out to enjoy the experience!
You have 2 days off a week. Note that the workaway hours are per person not shared. But you can absolutely work together or organise your time between you if you are couple or friends.
On occasion, evening meals (gourmet restaurant-class dinners including wine etc) would be taken with the hosts and guests, where you help prepare the meals and learn some great new skills, serve and clear, other meals may be taken at Kids meal time or on your own. We provide breakfast for you to prepare (or that left from breakfast service) and lunch may be taken with the hosts but we will give you supplies to prepare yourself if we are super busy.
There is so much to see around the area, as well as being able to immerse yourself in fabulous conversation with our multicultural guests and learn so much about life, we love this part of our job, which is great fun, you can practice your English (if needed).!
Just to you are aware - On your days off we are not obliged to provide you with meals. Please note that we have insurance to cover people on work experience with us. Unfortunately our accommodation cannot accommodate any pets, children or families. We don't provide a contract, as this isn't possible for short stays with French law, but we follow the Workaway guidelines. As the food, drink, facilities you are receiving are of a high quality we don't pay you, this is a work experience opportunity. However, we always offer some sort of reward/compensation to volunteers that make the most out of the experience! French law states that only for work experience students that stay for over 2 consecutive months we must provide an allowance, in this case, this would also be based on the work done and paid at the end of the stay or in an agreed exchange for English lessons for example.
You will stay on the main house in a lovely room
With your own private bathroom
NOTE STAYS OF A MINIMUM OF 6 WEEKS with us. We ideally want a couple who can do 2 months minimum; ideally a couple who could work the whole season and split the roles!
Someone of good fitness and health would be a great help, we ideally prefer students who are enthusiastic, fun and up for gaining experience! We speak English on our property, as our guests speak English, so perhaps if you are a French student and would like to learn English but not leave France we are a perfect opportunity. We and our children also speak French. If you are a teacher, we would be happy for you to tutor our own children in Spanish or another language, or even a sport if time permits.
It is highly important that you to act professionally, and keep up our well respected business reputation, be well presented at all times, non opinionated with the guests or us and absolutely non smokers or big drinkers, as we are a high quality holiday destination. We will require character references and cv's for security. If you have anything else to bring to the business such as stretching, yoga, personal training, dancing, crafts etc. we encourage that too as we would love to learn from you too and you would get paid for this of course! We can also arrange for you to do classes/courses outside of our business to help you get some extra pocket money if you wish! You get the opportunity to explore the region, it would be good if you have a vehicle for additional freedom for yourselves, but not essential. We will introduce you to local food and drink (as we do our clients) and you would be immersed in fabulous conversation from people from all walks of life!! It is a great opportunity!
It is imperative that you are of good health, fit, enjoy exercise and in particular have no mental health/family issues that could affect your relationship with us and the guests.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25hr/week per person