We are a family of 4 and live in Perugia, a small city located in central Italy.
My husband and I both work in an office, all mornings and some afternoon.
Our 2 children go to school from Monday to Friday (and sometimes also on Saturdays) from 8AM to 1PM or 4PM. Also, in the afternoon they practice several activities such as swimming, rhythmics, music lessons.
We are looking for someone who could take the kids to their afternoon activities (by car), who would play with them and also who would speak English with them, so they can get used to the language and practice. Once in a while we may ask the person to do some housework.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
In our city there is a famous university for foreigners and you could attend top-quality Italian lessons
Furthermore, my husband and I (we both have a degree) may sometimes help you in practicing Italian.
Years ago I used to teach Italian in a NGO that worked with refugees.
You will discover the beauty of Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, and many more and you will enjoy Italian art and experience Italian culture.
We enjoy teaching cooking and learn new recipes from people from other countries.
If you want, we can teach you some Italian recipes, as we often bake bread, desserts, pizza, pasta and other famous dishes. Although we eat everything, vegetarians or vegans are welcome.
Your help would consist in babysitting our two young kids for 4/5 hours a day, which would allow my husband and I to work on our own personal projects.
We work from Monday to Friday so you would have almost all of your Saturdays and Sundays free, so that you can visit Italy (you will be more than welcome to join our family when we go somewhere or do something that sounds interesting to you). Sometimes your help would be requested during the weekend to look after the kids if we are busy in the house or with our little vegetable garden.
From Monday to Friday you should go to pick up our eldest child, Marisol, at the bus stop at 1PM. And then prepare lunch. We come back from work at 2PM. In the afternoon they practice sport, cultural activities, sometimes we go shopping or we spend time together playing. That would be great if, during the afternoon activities, they could practice English with you.
italian, spanish and english
You will have your private room, equipped with a bed, a closet and a little table in case you need it.
In the room there is the internet connection and the possibility to plug a phone and a TV. There is a balcony from which you can enjoy lovely sunsets and starry nights.
In the house there are two bathrooms , a large kitchen and a living room.
We live in a two-storey house (+ a basement currently under renovation).
There are two small gardens not completely finished and one of them is an organic vegetable garden in which you may want to participate by growing your one veggies.
Our house is pretty big and it will be easy for you to have your privacy. We have no pets.
We live very close to the countryside, with sunflowers and hay fields and stables.
Facilities are at a very short distance (less than 1km) and the bus stop is 300 mt far from the house (buses pass every 10 minutes to go to the city center or elsewhere). We are ideally located, 2 hours by train to Rome and 1h20 to Florence.
Our city has a beautiful medieval city center and sometimes at night it feels like a time machine!
We live 10km away from the amazing Trasimeno Lake, the 3rd biggest lake in Italy, where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets and go visit the little islands, with astonishing wildlife and medieval castles.
We are one hour driving from natural pools and hot springs, where we like to go sometimes.
We like riding our bicycles and go exploring the fantastic countryside that surrounds us, as well as nearby parks and woods.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week