I live in Overijse, a small town in Flanders, ca. 20 km from Brussels, in a quiet neighbourhood. Half of the time my little daughter (born in 2011) stays with me. We have a nice house with a sunny garden, which is rather too big now for the reduced family. I am an Austrian ex-pat who has lived in Belgium for more than 15 years now.
There is a big wood nearby, excellent for walks, and plenty of things to do and see in Brussels as well as in other Belgian towns. We have a regular bus service into town.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will be part of the family, so we will share our lives as expats in Belgium. Belgium is an interesting country with a complicated history and political structure, which I am happy to explain to you. It has a rich architectural heritage. So, there is a lot to explore.
What I am looking for does not necessarily involve a lot of work and will probably be much less than five hours a day. However, a certain flexibility is needed.
Basically, I need someone reliable to take care of my daughter when she is with me and I have appointments out of the house, which is typically in the evenings and e.g. Sundays afternoon, when I have rehearsals.
Secondly, I really should do the garden. Depending on your skills that would involve taking care of the lawn, cutting the hedges etc., but if you are a skilled gardener it would be great to redo it in a more thorough way.
Third, again depending on your skills, there is some general maintenance work in the house, painting windows etc. that needs to be done.
If you like cooking, I would love to get to know your local cuisine.
Please describe what your skills are so that I can see in what way you could contribute to our lives.
You will have a private room, either with your own bathroom or using the family bathroom.
Of course, your free time is yours. If you wish you can also join us for our activities.
We don't smoke, and would expect you not to smoke, either.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
15 hours per week