Daughter 14 years old and son 10 years old. We have traveled extensively and have now settled in Brisbane. English is our native language, but we also speak many other languages. We live in Ascot, a very nice suburb about 7km from Brisbane centre with public transport to the city. We are very interested in music (piano, violin, clarinet, trombone and other instruments) and mother is a qualified ESL teacher. Kids love playing chess.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
We have a lot of experience both living overseas and dealing with foreign travellers and refugees here in Australia. Discussions about travel in Oz and also future travel elsewhere, stopovers etc (have lived in Asia and Middle East). Mother is qualified ESL teacher and lots of material - can give tips but not full on lessons. Have been to most places in Australia. Kids have studied Australian history and Aboriginal culture at school. Some material on Australian culture. Speak fluent French and reasonably good German, Italian and Spanish for anyone wanting to practice those. My biggest tip for all of your coming here, even if you don't come to us is please don't get together with people from your own country of origin (I see it so much) and you miss out on so much by doing this!
POLISH LANGUAGE PRACTICE. Sometimes meet kids from school, homework supervision, etc. Maybe playing games (eg chess) with the kids, maybe soccer, park, other activities. Most of the time during the day, during the week, there is no-one home, so that is the best time for you to get out and do stuff. Hours vary, so some days more and other days depending on weather, etc you can take the whole day to do a day trip.
French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian
Guest room - bathroom is not ensuite, but we have multiple bathrooms. House is spacious.
We are not far from the airport and city and about 15mins walk from the river. Individual travelers only - no couples.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
3-5 hours maximum per day 5 days a week