We are a family of two. My son (5 years old) and his mum (that's me:).
We live in Swindon, Wiltshire, looking for someone to live with us, as part of the family in order to have a cultural exchange, and help for three months (flexible) whilst I am working and taking care of my son.
My name is Maria, I have Spanish nationality. My son has Costarrican nationality as he was born there, he is a lovely boy. We came back to the UK when he was just 2 years old, so now his strongest language is English, but his Spanish is also good.
I am an engineer who works for trains here in the UK. My son goes to the local primary school (Monday to Friday) – the schools is within less than 10-minute walk of our house. We like to go to the swimming pool (10-minutes driving) at least 3 times a week. My son also joins karate classes and likes reading and writing.
We would like to open our horizons and welcome a new person to live with in order to do a cultural exchange. We are a good-humored, relaxed and loving household.
We love traveling and meet new and interesting people. We love different cultures and share different ideas.
We will be very happy to help you with your English and welcome here.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We will be very happy to help you to improve your English. There is a language School 'Swindon School of English' close to my house (within 2 minutes walk distance) where you can have English lessons. In the evenings I will be very happy to help you with you English exercises.
We will also give you ideas to travel around to beautiful places close to our house. We will share experiences and hobbies with you.
Swindon is between London and Bristol and 1hour distant to Oxford. Swindon belong to the county of Wiltshire, in South West England. Some of the most beautiful places in England are here in Wiltshire like Cotswolds and Castle Combe.
Swindon is surrounded by stunning countryside, including the Cotswolds, Avebury (ancient stone circle) and The Ridgeway (Britain’s oldest road). It is also well placed for trips down to the South West Coast (1.5-hour drive to Devon). Our house is just in Swindon Old Town center and it has an English Language School for learning English (2-minute walk from our house), parks, shops, cafes, restaurants, a library, bars, etc. The center of the main town is a 15-minute walk from our house and has more shops, a cinema, a bus station, a train station and more.
I will need 1hour in the mornings from 8 am to 9 am (you will have breakfast with my son and will walk with him to schoo). I will also need at least one in the evenings from 3 pm to 4 pm (you will pick him up from school, will go to the park and come back home, after that you will read and write with him, it will be just the homework from school). You will do this from Monday to Friday. It will take a maximum of 4 hours a day.
Primary duties include:
- Walking my son to and from school.
- Going with the child to the park after school.
- Entertaining the Kid when he is not at school or with family.
- Reading and writing with the child, according to the requirements of the school.
- Playing with my son when he is at home and I am busy, including teaching him some of your local language and culture.
- Basic cooking for the kid meals as needed.
- Light housework – tidying away toys, laundry/hanging out laundry, keeping the house tidy.
- Babysitting on some evenings if I wish to go out, as there are some Tuesdays where I am away on meditation classes.
English and Spanish
We live in a four-room flat in Old Town, the pretty part of Swindon, within less than 5minutes walk to the English school, restaurants and clubs.
We can offer your own bedroom and bathroom with shower in the main house, with an internet connection and a TV. Whilst we do not require you to drive, there is plenty of parking space in our driveway, in case you wish to hire a car to explore further.
We welcome you into our household as part of the family but are equally happy if you wish to be more independent and spend your time away from the house.
Swindon is a medium-sized town located between Bristol and London (less than an hour by train to both). It has a pretty Old Town in which we live and is surrounded by stunning countryside, including the Cotswolds, Avebury (ancient stone circle) and The Ridgeway (Britain’s oldest road). It is also well placed for trips down to the South West Coast (1.5-hour drive to Devon). Our house is just in Swindon Old Town center and it has an English Language School for learning English (2-minute walk from our house), parks, shops, cafes, restaurants, a library, bars, etc. The center of the main town is a 15-minute walk from our house and has more shops, a cinema, a bus station, a train station and more.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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