Taking care of my 12 years old son and be a part of our small family in Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Description


    I am 49 years old single mum of 12 years old son, Yavuz. Two of us are living together.
    Yavuz is a lovely, friendly kid, he has self-esteemed and very talkative.
    I am an easygoing and friendly person , enjoy travelling, eating, cooking and making sports. We are a small family and looking forward for a person from a different culture who will assist me about taking care of my kid for about 1 month may be more. (We can agree on that) This experience aims cultural exchange as well as the purpose of my son's elder sister needs, to speak English and improve his language skills, keeping an eye on him when I am not at home etc. We are a fun family who like to travel, eat, cook etc. I also like to know about different culture and like to be like sisters with our host:)
    Our house's location is very central, where you can walk to parks, Kadıkoy, Bagdat Street etc. There are coffee shops restaurants, hospitals around basically you can meet all your needs. You can also easily find all kind of transportation in front of our apartment building.
    My son goes to school from 07:00 till 16:30. I also go to work right after him. I also need assistance for households, meeting my son after he gets back from school, preparing his food (not necessary every day though), may be helping him on his homework if it is possible, helping me out setting up table, cooking, cleaning some parts of the house where she uses like (her room, bathroom and some general areas, like corridor and kitchen) and keeping it tidy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelling, culture exchange, learning about the culture by going to the local sights and by staying with a Turkish family, they can experience our routine daily life ,learn about our local cuisine, culture, history etc.
    I also like to talk about our culture, ongoing daily news etc if you are curious to know:)

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  • Help


    My son goes to school every day between 8:00-16:30 , We leave house latest at 7:50 in the morning. so I need someone who would assist me in the morning for getting ready(for my son) and preparing for breakfast. And in the evening to get him from his school to home(app.twice a week) give him snack, helping with his homework, taking care of him eg. playing, reading English books etc. until I come home around 19:30. As we live in a compound I may ask you to take him to the park, riding his bike etc. So he won't have any problem to contact you.
    We can hang out together like sisters when my son is not around. I would be happy to show you the shopping areas, shopping malls and touristical and interesting sights of the city Istanbul etc.
    For the last 5 years I worked with a few full time nannies who were sleeping at our home so I am used to host somone at hour home.. I won't expect any big household except helping me to set up the table at meal time or play with my kid when I am preparing in the kitchen etc, tidying up the house,do dusting, ironing only my son's clothes etc. Details can be talked.
    Your needs like accomodation and food will be met by me.
    I love cooking and would like to show you about our foods and you are more than welcome to teach us about your local food if you are interested in cooking.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    House with 3 bedrooms and 2 big bathrooms, so you will have your own bedroom and bathroom. The location is central.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Istanbul is a huge city with too many touristical attractions but also with many transportation alternatives, metros, boats, metrobus, buses etc. Göztepe , the region where I live is surronded with parks to stroll around, cafes, restaurants etc. We are only 5 minutes away to the city center called Kadıkoy which is on the asianside and considered a the center of the Asian side, you can get there with a minibus, bus directly from our home. Most of the touristical sights are on the European side but I would be more than happy to assist you and teach you about all these transportations. There is a popular street called Bagdat Street where all brand shops,retaurants, cafes exist ,only again 5 minutes away from home where we can even go together sometimes as I spend time there on the weekends. The princess islands are only 30 minutes away with a boat from Bostancı where you can reach in 20 minutes from our home. There are movie theaters, concert performance hall, classes around my house, may be you would like to take and which I can search for you in order to fill your free time. All advices will be given:)

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours during the weekdays and a few hours on the weekend if it is needed and as long as she would like to hang out with us (maximum 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 533824485493

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