We are a Franco-Canadian family of 5 living in the city of Kota Kinabalu, in eastern Malaysia. The region is called Borneo, famous for its beaches , diving sites, and Mount Kinabalu.
Our apartment is located in a condominium building, with fitness room, swimming pool, free Wi-fi, and ping-ping facilities. It's a 10-minute walk away from the main bus lines and a 20-minute walk away fropm downtown.
The train / coach station (destinations including Quimper, le Conquet, Rennes) is a block away. The beach is 15 minutes away.
We live close to the pubs and restaurants, and the lively Brest ports ( with boat rides to the Islands of Ouessant, Sein, Molene) are a 15-minute walk away too.
If you wish to meet fellow travellers, local and foreign students, there is an international group in Brest bringing together expatriates and internationally-oriented people with mutual language and cultural interests in a spirit of shared generosity. It organises a vast choice of events including casual bar nights, language-exchange evenings, special events (BBQ, picnic) and parties.
Babysitting / child care
Hello everyone! We are looking for help mostly throughout the year.
AU PAIR BABY-SITTER CHILD MINDER . A tidy, trustworthy, mature, organized person to help look after for our three children. Please describe your experience when volunteering. He / she would be helping with the eldest ones in the afternoon (4PM-7PM), baby-sit on Saturday mornings and 1 evening a week to help them practice their English).
We are indeed and most importantly looking for someone who has Au Pair or babysitting experience to help watch our children (we have a 5 year old boy and 4year old girl, plus a 13-month old - born Sept 21st 2013) and with simple house work related to them.
The eldest children go to school and come back around 3.45 , so help would mostly be from that time until they go to bed (7.30PM max) . This to help them practice their English). If you have a background in preschool / Montessori teaching that would be great as our son is an eager learner.
The baby help would be needed on odd evenings and Saturday Monrings.
All children are spoken to and understand English.
We expect the helper to only speak to them in English and not always stick them in front of the TV. We have playgrounds and a pool downstairs so taking them out is very easy !
Fare to visit one of the islands will be provided if things work out.
We can drop you off downtown 2 mornings a week.
ENGLISH FRENCH ITALIAN GERMAN
We will accomodate you in our guest bedroom (single bed). You will have your own bathroom ( sink + toilet + shower). Smoking is not allowed in your room.
We have two Siamese cats (declawed and very cuddly) .
We look forward to meeting new people and will pick them up at the airport.
Facilities provided: Wi-fi internet access, weekly laundry facilities, English and French books, international TV, DVDs, Nintendo Wii. We will provide you food so you can cook for yourself.
PLEASE LET US HONESTLY KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM ANY IMPAIRMENT OR HANDICAP.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers