We are Mercè, Pere, Abril and Nil (aged 6 and 3... next summer :))
Pere works in a medicine factory and he works shift: one week during the morning and the next one, during the afternoon.
I work as a lawyer assistant in a lawyers office and I'm only out in the mornings.
We are a nice family and there is always a very good atmosphere at home.
We are looking for an English native person to spend time with our children during the summer months (July and some part of August).
We want them to learn English in a funny and natural way. They are very cheerful, friendly and affectionate children.
We don't have any experience hosting au pairs. We have discovered this web and this philosophy that has amazed our family. Our best friend has been workawayer and we love everything he has explained to us.
Now it's the perfect moment to experience it by ourselves!
We consider ourselves to be a dynamic and funny family in which you will never get bored. We would like you to take this seriously, so you will have to take care of our most precious treasure: our children.
We offer you a life experience where you can meet new people, possibly learn a new language and discover a new way of life.
Babysitting / child care
You will experience the Catalan & Spanish cultures by joining our family (traditions, habits, culture, food,...) and you will discover a new area. Our village is located near Tarragona, that has an amazing World Heritage in Roman Culture and it's surrounded by the sea and beautiful landscapes.
If you want to improve your Spanish or Catalan, we will be happy to talk to you and teach you them.
We like Mediterranean cuisine and eat healthy. In our house you can share and live with us the traditions and customs of our land.
We need workawayers mainly during July and August, when our children starts their school holidays.
Your help will consist in sharing time with our children. playing or doing activities, always speaking only in English. As you will be alone with our children, please, write us only if you are a VERY responsible person. We also expect a cheerful active person, with initiative, who loves children.
Abril and Nil are a very lovely children, and if you have these qualities, we are sure that you will enjoy a lot your workaway time with them.
We want someone to be part of our family, a big sister or brother for them!
We want Abril and Nil to start speaking English as well as the rest of the family can practice it too. As we are many hours at home, we can be flexible to agree a schedule that suits us all.
We are looking for a girl or boy whose mother tongue is English as we wish for our two children to become completely bi-lingual in the future.
Abril started to learn English from level zero 2 years ago, at the school. She can understand many things but she can't communicate with confidence yet.
Nil can't understand a lot yet.
We would like you to teach them English by playing games, puzzles, going to the park, riding on bike, etc…
My husband and I can speak English, so there would be no need for you to learn Spanish or Catalan unless you wanted to.
Weekends will be free time for you (since Friday afternoon to Sunday). You will occasionally have to babysit on Fridays night (although we could be flexible about that, as long as you tell us in advance).
We want someone to be part of our family, so we'd like you to consider doing some housework as all of us. Nothing serious... don't worry about that!
We don't have rules on what time you get home at night or if you stay out and come back the next day. However, we would like you to tell us when you go out. We would like you to have fun but want to keep you safe :)
We would love it if you ate with us and spent time with us as we want you to become and feel part of our family, but, of course this isn't compulsory! Please, feel free to do what you want!
Catalan, Spanish and English
You will have your own room (comfortable, bright) with bathroom almost for your own (we have 2 baths and we can offer you a lot of privacy).
Our house is small and nice and is located in town centre.
La Pobla de Mafumet, our village, is very close to the wonderful city of Tarragona, the Costa Daurada and the Delta de l'Ebre. In our area there are many beautiful places you can visit (we will love to show them to you, or we can help you plan your trips and visits, too).
La Pobla de Mafumet it's a little village of 4.000 inhabitants with a lot of services... (bars and cafe's, post office, school, supermarkets, hospital, library, gym, swimming pool, parks...) and you can go everywhere by foot!
If you want to visit Barcelona, it is only an hour away from Tarragona by train or bus.
The Reus Airport is less than 15 minutes away, too.
PLEASE, make sure that you have fully read our profile before contacting us. When you send us a message, please tell us a little more about yourself if not in your profile: What have you done since leaving school? Where are you from? Any skills? Education? Hobbies? Thank you! And don't hesitate to ask all the doubts you might have.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week