Explore gorgeous beaches, enjoy a friendly family home, help with child care and around the house in Waikiki, Western Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We live in the beautiful seaside suburb of Waikiki, Western Australia, with amazing beaches and true Australian beach culture.

    We are a happy family of 4. My husband's (Nic's) family is from Scotland and I'm (Megan) Australian. Our children are 2.5 and 5, so experience looking after young children is essential.

    We are walking distance to the beach, with several cafes and shops nearby too. We are really close to the Waikiki kite surfing beach as well.
    We are generally at the beach in some form (walking, grabbing a coffee, swimming etc.) 5 times a week - year round, no matter the weather. :)

    We need a few hours (4) a day "work"
    We are mostly looking for help to care for our boys, but help with gardening, cooking or cleaning/folding laundry would also be great.

    Megan is an artist and is looking for a few hours a day care for the boys, so she can work consistently during the week, not just when the kids are sleeping.

    Megan has stayed with host families and volunteered during her travels in the past and would love for you to share your language with our family. However, we are looking for someone who can speak a confident conversational level of English. We are also looking for someone who loves to sing, play music, read books and just be great friends to our kids while caring for them.

    Most of the help we need is in the morning, so your afternoon is free to explore the area, or wider Perth.
    The train to Perth City is a few minutes drive away, or a short bus ride and it takes approx. 40 mins to get to the city centre if you so desire, otherwise everything you could possibly need is close by.

    We live in a big house and you would have your own room, bathroom and tv in the back part of our house.
    We eat gluten and dairy free at home. There's also a piano at home which you're more than welcome to play.

    We are happy to host someone for a few months too, if you're looking to stay for a longer period of time.

    There would be a vetting process (interview/chat on Skype/messenger, references etc.) before we would be open to having you at our house. This is purely a safety precaution to protect ourselves and our children.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Access to gorgeous beaches
    Friendly family environment with beautiful house/area
    Healthy cooking

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Mothers helper
    Looking after the kids
    Animal care (we have 3 outside cats)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Big house, you'll have your own bedroom, tv, bathroom at the back of the house away from us.
    There's also a piano and electric organ to play if your into music.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Dairy and gluten free cooking/food. We do eat meat and generally eat organic as much as possible.

    Public transport nearby.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 261313666221