Help with childminding in our bilingual family in Palermo, Italy



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    Hello we are a bilingual family; there is me, a fourty something professional mum currently working part-tome and my two girls aged 5 and 11. I am Italian but lived in England for the past 15 years and we have just moved back with my girls to Palermo. We have hosted aupairs for over 10 years in the past and still in touch with most of them and we love to host.

    As I have recently become a single mum we would love to have another person in our family to help and enjoy family life with the girls. The girls go to school 0800-1600 generally so we would only ask to contribuite to family life for 3-4 hours a day and babysitting one evening a week. Nature of contribution to family life is flexible and could be discussed based on your experiences. We live in a beutiful appartment in the very heart of the biggest city in Sicily, Palermo. It is a truly exciting and beautiful place and you will have hundreds of bar, restaurants and gelaterie on your doorsteps. You can walk anywhere from the appartment. I can share photos of the appartment which used to be rented on a rental platform. You get your own single room and all meals. Get in touch for an informal chat.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak Italian and also very good English (the children are native english speakers). We live in a very central location in the city centre of beautiful Palermo. We are a flexible family and very used to host and you would feel at home with us. You can come and go as your like in your free time

  • Help


    Taking or picking up children from school a couple of times a week, playing with the kids or take them to the park, cooking sometimes (optional, only of you enjoy it) and help keep the common areas tidy. No major cleaning but help with light housework such as keep kids toys and clothes tidy, vacuum cleaning, leading and unloading dishwasher and wash machine. Ability to iron would be a plus. Cooking skills are an optional but it would be nice of you could cook once or twice a week. Being tidy and organised is essential.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Single room in beautiful refurbished city centre appartment. I can send photos. Meals included (generally we would prefer you to have dinner with us as a family whilst lunch os flecible as the kids will be generally in school). I cook both Italian and World food. Beaautiful Ballaro'market is on your doorstep.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Most of Palermo sights are within walking distance and the flat is around 15 minutes walking to the seafront. Amazing local beaches such as Mondello are reachable on public transport.

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 411695183658