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We are all healthy and well and have had no contact with anyone diagnosed with Covid 19.
Update: We are looking for someone to join us from the beginning of June 2021, ideally for 2 months or more. Our kids are back in school full time at present. They will finish school by the third week in June and for the summer months(end of June, July and August) we will require additional help. It would be 4 days per week on an average week. Claire has some days off during July and August and you will be free to travel or relax during these times.
We are a family of 4 looking for someone to join our little family to help us out with childcare and light housework - keeping the house clean while you are minding the kids. Claire and Tom both work full time in the local town. Ellie is 8 and attends school from 9 to 3 daily. Casey, our son, is 4 since July. He attends preschool Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm. We are looking for someone who is outgoing and active. We are very involved in sports and are out alot of evenings/weekends at matches or training. With the changing restrictions, our sport has been affected. When our sport is not happening, we are home more often in the evenings. We are hoping for someone who will fit into our lifestyle and to help us with caring for the children. We are very easygoing and have thoroughly enjoyed our Workaway experience so far. We have definitely made some life long friends!
As the restrictions change, lots of places are not open and the town is much quieter. However, there is an abundance of nature to be explored and if you are outgoing and active, you will never be bored!
Casey attends preschool every morning and will return home at 1.15pm. Ellie is home everyday at 3.20pm. She gets the school bus home and would need to be picked up at the bottom of our road - a 2 min walk. So we will require you to be available Monday to Friday from 1pm until approx 5pm. Tom is normally off on one day per week so you would be off on this day also. Most evenings and every weekends will be free for exploring our beautiful area or further afar. We will require additional help when the children are off school - mid term break and any scheduled days off.
During the summer months, July and August, the kids will be off school. We will require additional help during these months. It would be approx 4 days per week from 9am until 5pm. The same applies for midterm - one week in October and 2 weeks around April.
It is an ideal place for people interested in nature, photography, walking/hiking or cycling. We will provide a bicycle and helmet for all your exploring. We live 11 miles from the only cable car in Ireland and there is a Buddist Retreat centre close by also. It really is a gorgeous area. West cork is fantastic for travelling also. We are looking for someone to join us and ideally stay for approx 2 months or more but are happy to host someone short term also. If the fit is right and you love the area we would be happy to extend it. Our kids are energetic, outgoing and well mannered. We live in a four bedroom house outside of Castletownbere where there is a wide variety of nationalities. You will have your own room with internet access and as said before, lots of free time. If you have any questions, please ask us. We look forward to talking to you.
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Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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We will provide accommodation and food and a home away from home. We live in a fishing port right on the sea which is very popular with tourists. Its a beautiful part of the world. We are a very active outgoing family. We spend lots of time with our extended family and so it really will be like having another family.
We are looking for help with childcare and light housework. Basically to keep the house clean and tidy while you are at home with the children.
Casey will be home from preschool at 1.15pm and Ellie will return home at 3.20pm. Mornings will be completely free and most evenings. We may require you to help in the evening on occassion. It would not be very often. Tom and Claire both finish at 5pm everyday but Tom sometimes has to work until 7pm one evening per week.
During the summer month, July and August, we will require additional help as the kids are off school.
We would love the kids to experience a different culture too as we do not get alot of oppourtunity to go abroad. We have been hosting workaway's since September 2018. We had a lovely German girl, Elaine, stay with us for 3 months, Michela, who we miss greatly, came from Italy and stayed with us for 5 months. We then had 2 fantastic French girls, Lea and LIse, who stayed with us until the beginning of August. Sophia from Switzerland stayed with us for three weeks, Else from Holland was with us for 3 months and is missed by not just us but alot of people in our town. The lovely Asia from France was with us until the end of February. Celina from Germany was with us until the mid March and unfortunately had to return home due to the borders closing because of Covid. Marie from France joined us for 6 weeks in June. Johanna from Germany stayed for 6 weeks also and was an absolute pleasure. Andrea from Germany stayed with us from September until the end of October. She was an amazing girl and friend to us. She celebrated our wedding with us and really integrated into family life very easily. Ayumi, from Japan, has been with us since November. She had left to join another family in January. OUr plans for January fell through and Ayumi returned to us immediately. She is great fun, very kind and patient and the kids adore her. She loves walking and has really made the most of our beautiful area.
We have had a fantastic experience and have made some great friends!
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Double room in our four bedroom home. Food will also be provided. Happy for you to help yourself or to join us for families meals.
Only non smokers please.
We live on the Wild Atlantic Way so there is a multitude of things yo see and do.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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