We're a family of 5. Mother, (Claire, speech therapist), father (Matthieu, self-employer landscape gardener), 2 daughters (Thaïs, aged 10 and Soane, aged 6) and a son (Fahé, aged 8).
We live in a small town with 9000 inhabitants in the south of France, 30 kilometers far from Toulouse (several buses can get you to and back from Toulouse every day).
We have a nice house with a large garden. We have plenty of space and can provide you with your own separate accommodation (bedroom, bathroom and a sitting-room with a small kitchen).
Saint-Lys is also idealy located : 1H30 away from the Mediterranean Sea, 1h30 away from the Pyrenees (where we own a tiny house and where you can hike, ski... while discovering magnificent panoramas), 2 h away from the Atlantic Ocean, 30 minutes away from Toulouse (great and beautiful city, rich in cultural events, many places and museums to discover..)
Saint-Lys also offers you all you may need in terms of necessities ; library, shops, market (every tuesday morning....)
I, Claire, works 20 minutes away from home (on the way to Toulouse) and can manage to get free time if needed as I am self-employed. Matthieu goes to Toulouse several days a week and can get you there if you want to. Our children go to the local school which is 5 minutes drive from our home.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We're a friendly and open family that will be happy to help you discover our region , help you improve your french, take you on hikes or visits if you'd like to, bring you along when we go to the cinema, our friends'... We are also a sporty family (running, basket-ball, african dancing, modern dancing... )
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We intend to ask you to help us about 4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (you may decide which days you'd like to work) We'd mainly like you to look after our children (and possibly pick them up from school) 3 hours a day (playing games, doing the homework, ....) and speak english to them during the meantime. We'd also like you to help us with domestic chores like house-cleaning, cooking, feeding the cat (and the two hens we've newly acquired!)...
We can provide you with an independent freshly renovated accomodation (bedroom, bathroom, sitting-room with small kitchen). You'll have full access of course to the rest of the house which we'll be happy to share with you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.