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We are a busy family living in Southampton, UK. John is originally from Perth, Australia but Susan grew up locally. We have a 3 girls and a boy (5, 8, 10 and 12). Susan works full time as a doctor and John looks after the kids, does some landscape gardening and voluntary work. We love to explore our local area and would love to show you around. We are looking for help with the kids and cleaning around the house.
We are still receiving visitors during Covid. The restrictions in the UK are easing and we have a garden to meet with people outside and lots of outside places to visit (if the rules require). For people travelling from overseas the UK has a traffic light (Red, amber green system) for isolation and tests and will negotiate how best to manage that depending on individual circumstances and may ask for extra swabs for rapid testing and information on vaccination status.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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Southampton and the local area is a fantastic part of the world with great places to visit, lots of history and a great outdoor opportunities. We regularly go to the beach, on walks in the countryside especially the new forest and get involved in local activities and would love if you wanted to join in with these with us. My australian husband has an interest in this kind of local history. We would be happy to support learning English but we have little language skills so reasonable English would be essential. We are Christians and have a dynamic church and get involved in local church activities which included food bank and community support for people through covid. We would be happy to have someone travelling with a child/children.
We are looking for flexible support for childcare for our 4 children about 20 hours per week inc some evenings and help jobs around the house. Childcare will be varied in times between some or all the children days and evenings. Around the house jobs may include cleaning and washing. We have some building work ongoing so it can get messy/chaotic. We are happy to be flexible to negotiate days needed for you to travel around and explore.
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A own room within our house sharing all facilities. Welcome to join family meals.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Flexible. About 20 hours per week inc some evenings, max 5 days week
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