Childcare on a farm in Vancouver Island, Canada

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Canada

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    16/09/2021

  • paid opportunity

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a single mother with 2 twin boys who live on a beautiful farm, nestled beneath Mt. Tzouhalem in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. There are beautiful gardens, chickens, cows, horses and amazing hiking trails in our backyard. Many events take place on the farm including the folk festival, concerts, meditation, yoga and 5- rhythm dance. Although it often feels like we are way off in the countryside, it is only a 7minute drive or 20minute bike ride to town. The Ocean, rivers and lake are all accessible,

    As a family, we love to be outdoors gardening, wildcrafting and connecting with nature. I (Megan) am a Medical herbalist. I have 2 children - 4 year old twin boys named Eli and Ezra who are full of vital force and energy. We often have a friend staying at the farm to help out. As a household we are passionate about nature, health, spirituality and whole foods. We eat organically, and as local as possible, so healthy food will be available daily.

    We will be needing help 4+ days of the week,. Everything over the 5hours a day (the work trade for accommodation and food) you will be paid for your work or we can organize trades for herbal apprenticeship, wildcrafting medicine making, etc. and more. We are looking for someone who has experience with children, is comfortable being alone with them for 8 hours, and can provide a connected way of exploring life with them in a safe and nourishing way.

    We look forward to hearing from you :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a beautiful farm nestled in a beautiful little Valley on Vancouver Island. Through this exchange you will experience spending time with identical twin boys, farm life, amazing nature, music concerts and have daily exposure to herbal medicine harvesting and medicine making.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for easy going, openminded individuals who can help with childcare throughout the week (you will have weekends off). The children are 4 year old twin boys. They love to be outdoors and play around the farm. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has experience with childcare and feels comfortable being left alone for several hours at a time with the children.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a large 3 floor, 3 bedroom house. Depending on the time of year, you may have your own spacious bedroom or a big open loft space with a room divider shared with one other workaway. Contact us to discuss what options are best.food will be available each day, and all food will be as organic and as local as possible (some right off the land!).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off, there is a great deal of nature to explore (rivers, ocean, lake) and a mountain to hike in the backyard. There are events that happen on the farm and in the community throughout the year, including music festivals, concerts, yoga, meditation, workshops, herbal teachings, and 5-rhythm dance. It is also only a short bike ride downtown.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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