Join our family and help with childcare and adding to a positive environment in Central Helsingborg, (Skåne region), Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    My wife and I are 'teachers' (and learners) at heart and also by training as well as amateur curious artists). We are ‘the’ traditional Russian/American family living in Sweden :-) Maria has a PHD in Biology, a medical degree in pediatrics and also teaches middle school science. I'm (Wally) a Special Education teacher with a dual focus on gifted and social/emotional needs. I've taught in Portland,Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona and for the past 12 years, in various regions of the world (China, Egypt, Germany).

    We met in the typical way, playing Ultimate Frisbee on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. We have three children, Ezra is now almost 9 years old, our daughter, Yuki, is almost 6 years and Kano, is turning 4 around Xmas time. We don't have any pets yet, but we are considering getting some friendly fish :-)

    We are looking to find an individual that is good with children. Friendly, playful and of course patient. We need help with cleaning and cooking ;-) Preparing meals together with kids too…. that is lots of fun! We look and enjoy those who can adapt and adjust to the environment. Those that can take initiative and have good judgment. Is that a lot to ask?

    Location: We live in central Helsingborg and so, it’s quite a good location to explore the city, the coast, the sea, parks, medieval castles (slotts) and a ferry to Denmark in just 20 minutes!

    Workaways have a private room within a large apartment… and high-speed internet :-)

    Communication:

    Maria speaks many languages, Russian, French, Swedish, Norwegian, English... and some German.... but I, sadly, only speak English, though, I can do it with various accents :-)

    We are open-minded, patient and genuine. We like to be social and have meals together...

    Hope you have a chance to respond...and we're looking forward to hearing from you soon!

    Kindest regards,
    Maria and Wally

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to experience Swedish life in a small city by the sea. Helsingborg is very picturesque.

    There are so many beautiful natural areas close by for hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, fishing ... Many are within walking and biking distance... for example, the beach/sea is just 300 meters from the apartment :-)

    Helsingborg is a travel hub.... Traveling to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Lund and Copenhagen, etc..are easy.... by train, bus or ferry.

    And our kids speak three languages: Russian, Swedish and English... Maria also knows French and German

  • Help

    Help

    Maria and I are looking for helpers that can positively contribute to our family environment. We appreciate creativity! We are quite laid back. We are flexible with the hours we work and the same would be for you.

    We are looking to find an individual that is good with children.
    Friendly, playful and of course, patient. We need help with cleaning and cooking ;-)
    Preparing meals together with kids too…. that is lots of fun!
    We look and enjoy those who can adapt and adjust to the environment.
    Those that can take initiative and have good judgment.
    Is that a lot to ask?

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A private room within a large apartment in central Helsingborg. It's warm and cozy :-)
    High-speed internet :-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time, you can explore many beach areas, natural preserves and several national parks for outdoor activities. Fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, boating, ....

    The train, bus and ferry station are just a 5-minute walk from the apartment. So traveling anywhere in the region or into Scandinavia is simple. There are also ferry connections to Denmark, Poland, Germany, the Baltics and Gotland.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a high-speed connection...

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is 'free' parking in certain areas of the city, not far from our apartment.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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