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I'm Sam, a sole parent of an incredibly awesome little human. He's 3 years old, loves being outside, running, climbing, being silly, laughing. He speaks English and German.
I work in cyber security 5 days a week for a consultancy firm. I am well traveled myself and enjoy anything nature related, love hiking, archery, biking, running, yoga and rock climbing to name a few! :) I'm a fairly healthy eater, and an active person who is usually out and about on the weekends!
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Learn about kiwi culture, New Zealand's nature, improve your English and explore Auckland. I'm well-travelled and can give you advice on travelling NZ, Australia, USA and Europe.
Gain experience in:
- early childhood education/ outdoor classroom
- play-based learning and child care
If you want to deepen your experience I'm happy to share the basics of:
- Multi-day hiking and camping in New Zealand
- Advanced bush survival and living
- Learn archery or rock climbing
- Outdoorsy things to do in New Zealand
- Cyber security and how to catch and defend against cyber criminals haha
- Headspace and mindfulness
Availability from Late May / Early June
Mature (22+ years), independent, honest, reliable, organizational and communication skills, outdoorsy, easy-going. Loving and gentle with children.
Your main responsibility is to help with my son and around the house for about 3 days a week. I only have my son 2-3 days a week at the moment, as he lives the other days of the week with his mum.
I work in the city five days a week, although due to coronavirus, I might be working a 2-3 days a week from home as well temporarily depending on lockdowns!
Your primary task would be to take care of Keanu in the mornings and the evenings for when he is at home. for 2-3 days a week. He would go to Kindergarten during the day. At home please assist with basic household duties such as cleaning etc.
Workaway says 4-5 hours a day but we found it worked better to have bulk days with more hours and then a few complete days off. We will go through the weekly plan together to fit in your needs/ times off with my schedule.
Here's the current rough schedule (subject to change, not set in stone), to give you an idea. You'll have 2-4 days off.
Monday: off or 1-2 hours
Tuesday: 2-3 hours
Wednesday: 5-7 hours
Thursday: 2-4 hours
Friday: off or 1-2 hours
Weekend mostly off
1-2 months commitment (first week trial). Option to extend for the right person!
I speak English at home with my son and you can also improve your English skills living here.
No smokers please.
It would also be great to get a rough idea about your plans during your stay here. :)
Bright sunny house in Chatswood, Auckland. 15 minute drive to the city but in a quiet and green area. Car parking available.
Room with single bed, desk and armchair. Towels/ bedding provided. Bathroom shared. Basic food included, snacks/special requirements are "buy your own". Would be awesome if we could take turns cooking dinner (if you are home for the evening).
Within walking distance:
- bush walks at Eskdale Reserve
- really nice libraries
- shopping malls, supermarket
- gym, indoor rock climbing wall and swimming pool
- bus to city centre 10-15 minutes
We have a big garden with native birds and trees. Beautiful beaches and Regional Parks (Long Bay, Piha, Wenderholm, Tawharanui etc) within 1 hour drive
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, around 3 days a week