Child care help with an active, outdoor family in Napier, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Family of four, living on a lifestyle block, close to cycle ways, a river & not far to town. Wanting child care help before & after school when my husband is away from home, doing contract work and when I'm at work. Two boys, 7 & 10yrs old & a dog. A fun loving, active, outdoors family who want to share our beautiful spot with others, in return for broadening the world view & knowledge of our kids about new & different cultures.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an active, outdoor family, so we could give workers lots of local experiences. Cycling, kayaking, walks are all things we do as a family regularly. We also have a few cattle & sheep on our land, so the opportunity to learn a little about 'farming' in NZ. We love music, adventures and fun and are keen to learn about new cultures and languages and share our own.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    My husband is working away from home for a few months at a time & I am a High School teacher, so we would really welcome someone who can be with the kids in the mornings before school, after I have left for work and then someone to be at home when they get home from school, before I get home. A little bit of cooking and housework would be helpful but not hours of it everyday.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    In family home but separate, spacious bedroom and own bathroom. We live in a new, warm and comfortable home, expect that a helper would share in the preparation and eating of food. (food & accommodation supplied in exchange for help with family)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the country, next to a beautiful, swimable river. There is a cycle path that runs into town, about 6km away. You would have access to a bicycle to use. There is a small Village about 100m down the road, with a general store, pub, mechanic & school. There is not bus service into town but it is a busy road and people are always heading into town. There is Internet access but it is not unlimited, so we don't want someone who spends hours on a device. I would like someone who would be keen to play with the kids, sports, games, trampoline, swimming to keep them active and not sitting inside. We are very family orientated and believe in good old fashion kindness & respect for each other. There are beaches, bush walks & vibrant community events happening all the time in the local area that you could be part of.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Heaps of room for parking vehicles

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 229894917683