Help with children English and some household things would be appreciated in Kimito Island, Finland.

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  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!

    We are family of parents and 2 children. Our son Oliver (soon to be 14 years) is in 7th grade in primary school and our daughter Olivia (soon to be 10 years) is in the 3rd grade. Mom Nina (47) works in the kindergarten and dad Mika (50) is a farmer. Dad is very busy from early spring to the late autumn. The farm is about 17km away. So we are hoping to find a person who can help us with children's English, everyday tasks and with some other projects.

    We live in the countryside between the sea and the forest in Kimito Island. Nature is very close in Kimito Island. There are a lot of fields, forests and beautiful landscapes. Kimito Island is a small place (6600 people) and there are no nightclubs or shopping centres. The nearest town's are Salo (42km away) and Turku (65km away). Helsinki is 160km away.

    Kimito Island is a bilingual place (Swedish and Finnish). The main language is Swedish. We are Finnish speaking family. Our children speak some English but we are hoping they will learn more. Oliver can manage with English. Olivia need more practising. It would be great have it more fluent. Our previous workawayers has done a great job.

    Children like to playing or hanging out outdoors, cycling etc. Oliver loves fishing and go rowing at the sea, he also likes to do workouts. He is very handy and he likes to build things from the wood.

    Olivia loves Schleich horses and hobby horse things. She can play with her Schleich horses hours in her room. She likes to do handcrafts. She goes riding a horse once a week in the riding lessons.

    Both likes cycling. Luckily there are many cycling routes in this area (from 1km up to 14km). They like swimming if sea water is around 20C. In summer time we spent a lot of time outside. They goes children sport club once a week in July.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn more about Finnish culture, food (basic home-made food) and language. You can see Finnish countryside and pure nature from very close.

    You can live everyday life with us and getting to know Finnish family routines.

    We are happy to show you the places from our home Island and elsewhere. And you can explore the places by yourself too.

    We like to barbeque, spend time at the beach, picking berries from the woods, going for a walk or cycling and do gardening. We like to be outdoors a lot. So you can join to do these things with us if you like.

    We eat lot of meat so we prefer no vegetarians, sorry.

    We don't smoke and we prefer no smoker.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Mostly we need help with children English practicing and some daily basis duties (some cooking, house keeping generally, some gardening and some other projects like painting/oiling). In the summer time there are a lot of oiling our deck areas.

    It would be nice if you have experience with children and cooking but it's not a necessity. You don't have to cook that much but at least you should have to manage to make some lunch for yourself when we are at work.. We would like to find trusted person who can work independently and can sees what need to be done without anyone telling you. And because you will be with children we need trusted person without criminal records.

    We would like our children can learn more English. So normal talking is enough.

    They comes from the school in the afternoon so it would be nice someone could spend time with them and check they're doing homeworks.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Swedish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm interested in learning more Spanish.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a nice room in your own and you are welcome to eat with us or you can prepare your own meals if you wish. You will have free time if you like explore the places by yourself or go somewhere further.

    You will be part of our family and you are welcomed to the places we are going to.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are couple nice walk routes just beside our home. You can jog, walk or take a bicycle in there. Strömma Canal is very near. Nice old ironwork village and natural park (called Mathildedal) is about 7km away. There is a bicycle route through the forest.

    There are no train connection in Kimito Island, nearest is in Salo. There are bus connections from Turku and Salo and some from Helsinki. Kimito centrum is about 7km away. Closest grocery store is 7km away.

    This is very quiet place, so sometimes here isn't that much to do. So prepare yourself for the silence and take some book or etc. with you.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 574681181285

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