Looking for a cook speaking english in the suburbs of Paris, france



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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    Since 8 years, we are used to welcome workawayers at home to babysit, prepare dinner and take care of our home.

    Our 4 children have grown and we need quite no more babysitting but are looking for a great cook ! Someone who loves cooking, is fan of culinary art, likes to experiment and is curious to know if his "guests" are satisfied... and because our oldest boy spent 10 months in the USA, we search an english spoken workawayer to help him using english day to day !

    We also need 4 hours per week of house keeping.

    Staying in our home, close to paris, the town where a lot of cooking schools are, could be a great opportunity for a workawayer looking for training at school and at home.

    I cook and like cooking overall during the week end but in the week, i work and it's so much easier for me and us when the dinner is ready before we go back home. Our children like to eat well also, have a good appetite and as "a french family", the quality of our meal is very important for each one of us.

    I launch this message too see if someone could be interested in that kind of "deal", in a living environment between nice children and active parents !)!)

    Beside the cooking, we also need somebody who could take care of the house (it takes about 4 h in the week to clean and vacuum the common spaces. Each children cleans his own bedroom).

    Now, let's talk about us and our location :
    Family with a 200m2 house and 600m2 garden, near Paris.
    Between the Seine and the Senart Forest.

    2 parents : Marie-Anne 45 and PIerre, 49.

    4 children :
    - 2 boys : Adam 18, Simon 16 (who studies outside and will only be there some week ends)
    - 2 girls: Claire and Agnès, 13

    1 cat named "Pattesblanches".

    We have a dedicated room for the workawayer.

    We speak French, English and Portuguese and a little German and Spanish.

    Our workawayers called us "a cool family with nice children" that enjoys to share meals, plays, discussions with volunteers and whose children are nice, open minded, have fun in laughing, sharing video games, learning words and habits from our guests.

    We live 25 km from Paris, train station is accessible by bus, bike or foot. Transportation time from the station to heart of Paris is 25 min.

    Waiting for your message !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    we live in our home as an open house; we like that our friends can come and stay here without planning it weeks or days before; the same with the friends our children's. We appreciate to share, discuss, meet all together and introduce our au pair/workayer to our life, experiences, family and friends;
    we spent time abroad as student or worker and are used to mix cultures, languages and meals.

    For 3 years, we experience open our house to "au pair" and "workawayer" and our children are now used to live with "a foreign person" since this person is curious, adventurous, funny and responsible !

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    we look for someone to :
    - take care of children, especially the twin girls after school (4.30 pm)
    - organize dinner for children

    Gardening is also possible, if you are interested

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we live in a 200m2 house and a 600m2 garden.
    the host will have his private room at the 1st level

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 253919637463