Help with childminding in our bilingual family in Palermo, Italy



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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    LOOKING AGAIN SEPTEMBER TILL JUNE 21 IDEALLY! Short term September hosting considered! Hello we are a bilingual family; there is me, a fourty something professional mum currently working full-time as an hospital doctor and my two girls aged 6 and 11. I am Italian but lived in England for the past 15 years and we have moved back with my girls to Palermo last year. 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 08:00-17:00 generally so we would ask to contribuite to family life for 5 hours a day and babysitting one evening a week. Around two nights a month I also do night shift so I would need you to sleep in thebhouse with the girls. 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 + I can pay all your travel expense (bus and train for day trip at the weekend).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak Italian and also fluent 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 and picking up children from school Monday till Friday, playing with the kids or take them to the park or activities, cooking sometimes (optional, only of you enjoy it) and help keep the common areas tidy. Help with light housework such as keep kids toys and clothes tidy, vacuum cleaning, leading and unloading dishwasher and wash machine, iron and put away clothes. 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • 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 is flecible as the kids will be generally in school and I am at work). 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