Brisbane homestay! Help us with childminding, cooking and cleaning in Australia



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  • Description


    We are a family of 4 with 2 kids, a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl, and live in a quiet suburb on the north side of Brisbane. I have am a student and my husband Peter is a lawyer and works in the city and when we aren't working we love taking the kids to the beach, local parks and exploring Brisbane's surrounding areas.

    I have been using the extra time in lockdown to improve my cooking skills and have started to make traditional Maltese food (yes I have started baking sourdough bread too hahaha)

    Our home is a spacious 4 bedroom house with a large yard about 30 minutes north of Brisbane CBD and 30 minutes from the airport. I have recently started a small vegetable patch and would love to expand it and grow our own veggies

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

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    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live 30 mins north of Brisbane city and 1 hour south of the Sunshine coast so you will be in close proximity to many local attractions. We like to take the kids out on days we are not working and would love for you to come along with us when we go out as a family, this could be a great way for you to get out and see Brisbane without having to use public transport. If you would like to go exploring on your own we are close to public transport so getting around will be easy, we can also drive you to where you want to go if it's within 20 minutes or so of out house. Let us know what sort of things you would like to do in advance so we can work everything in to your schedule and you can make the most out of your stay.
    This would be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to gain experience working with children or to improve their English or just experience life in another country.

  • Help


    Looking for help with day to day household chores including cooking, cleaning, light gardening and childminding. We will tailor the work to suit what you are good at and the hours are flexible. Would suit someone after work that is not too strenuous, the most important thing is that you are patient and willing to help where needed. A good sense of humor is also essential with the kids!

    We start our days quite early so this would really suit a morning person. It is not essential that you know how to cook but I love when we have volunteers who can cook, especially if you can show me how to make something from your culture. If you can't cook but want to learn I can teach you how to make a few of my recipes (I am Maltese so we tend to each a lot of pasta!)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Maltese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room with a double bed in our home and your own bathroom with a shower and bath. We will provide 3 meals a day and will take you shopping when you arrive to make sure you have food that you like to eat. We can accommodate any dietary requirements within reason, and we are walking distance from the shops if you want to buy your own food.
    I usually plan meals a week in advance however if you would like to cook something that you like to eat for the whole family we love to try different foods and would appreciate your contribution. Any time you spend cooking will count towards your worked hours.
    The house is air conditioned and we have unlimited wifi and we are 5 minutes walk to shops, transport and local parks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I run a small community group for mums in our area that organises activities such as group exercise, play groups for the kids, bulk fruit and vegetable buys from a local grocer, etc. You would be more than welcome to come along and meet and get to know everyone.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 544894496187