Join a family with three kids in Kangaroo Island, South Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello, my name is Serena & have called Kangaroo Island home for 8 years. I have 3 busy children. Matilda is 10 & loves horses. We have a pony named Lacey for the kids. Gwenyth is 7 & loves to sing & dance a lot. Then there’s Jack who’s 3 & loves being outdoors & doing boy stuff. I’m a widow so find myself very busy between working 3 days a week & trying to keep up with things at home & out of school kid commitments. Growing up when I was a kid we had exchange students stay on our farm so I liked hearing about their cultures etc so would like my kids to experience the same & also to give me some adult company.
    We live in Kingscote however my girls go to school at Parndarna so do a fair bit of travelling for the school bus run & sporting commitments. We like going to the beach, going for walks, taking kids to the playground. We would also like to show you around our beautiful island that we call home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like wildlife then Kangaroo Island is the place to come. We can take our exchange students to see our beautiful beaches, wildlife & other places that they would like to see. My kids are always keen to go out and explore so would welcome any suggestions.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    My main times I would like help with the children is first thing in the morning to get ready for school. We leave home at 7:45am to get to the bus stop. The days that I work Jack goes to day care so you would have most of the day to yourself with us getting home around 4:15pm. I would then like help with the girls homework, tea, dishes, baths & getting kids to bed.
    I have a big yard so would welcome some help in the garden. Hanging washing out & folding once dry.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I used to speak fluent German having been to Germany on a school exchange & studying the German language in Year 12 at school.

  • Accommodation


    You would have your own room in our house. Shared bathroom facilities. All meals will be supplied. Free wifi however don’t like it when people are always on their phones looking at the internet. It doesn’t set a good example for my children as I limit their television watching to Friday nights & the weekend. I prefer them to play games, read books rather than be on devises.

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    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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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: 267222346351