Help with childcare and live on a sheep and cattle farm in Gladstone, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We live on a sheep and cattle farm in Gladstone. Gladstone is a rural community with four small towns within approx 20 minutes drive. We have a large country home and garden with swimming pool. Willie works on the farm and Angela works part-time in Wellington. We have two children. Our son Tom is ten years old and our daughter Rosie is six.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience the rural lifestyle in a peaceful NZ environment. We are happy to show you around the farm and you will have an opportunity to see us working with the animals. If you enjoy walking, it is worth a visit to the top of the farm for a view over South Wairarapa.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Our busiest time is October-December. If you are available for 2-3 months around this time, please contact us! We primarily require help with childcare - entertaining a 10 year old boy and 6 year old girl before and after school. This includes serving breakfast, taking the children to the school bus and pre-school, supervising homework and preparing meals. Depending on your interests you may also like to help in the garden or on the farm. You must have a valid drivers license. It would be great if you enjoy cooking!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have a single bedroom in your own private space with your own hand basin and toilet. Shower and bath is in a shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Wairarapa is a region of spectacular coastlines, big skies, wide valleys and small towns, all full of character and only 1.5 hour's drive or train ride from Wellington. The Wairarapa is also one of New Zealand’s top food and wine destinations.

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    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

    5 hours per day.

Host ref number: 549579467517