Help our children with language practice near Lake Como, Italy

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Italy

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  2020 

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a five-person family. My name is Luisa and I am 37. My husband is Alessandro (46) and we have three children: Luigi Paolo (6), Stella (5) and Diego (2).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We search for a girl so that our children can practice a foreign language. The girl should spend time and interact with them (play games, tell stories, talk, help and teach them to keep their playing room in order, dress them) and participate to our family life, together with our baby sitter.

    A stay in our family would mean getting in touch with our Italian language and spend time in a young serene family environment, in a place admired in the whole world for its beauty and charm.

  • Help

    Help

    We are a five-person family: I (Luisa, 37), my husband (Alessandro, 46) and our three children (Luigi Paolo, 6 years - Stella, 5 years - Diego, 23 months). We started the experience with hosting girls to give our children the opportunity to learn a foreign language naturally. We hosted the first girl in October 2018 and since then we have always had girls with us. These experiences were fantastic for us. We developed intense friendships and each of the au pairs we had with us became part of our family for the period of stay and we are still in contact with all of them.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a two floor apartment with garden in Como, with a magnificent view on the lake. At the ground floor, we have an independent room with a private bathroom that grants our au pair some privacy.
    The center of Como, only 800 meter far, can be easily reached by foot, by bike or with the bus. The bus stop is just outside our door. Milan can be easily reached from the train station of Como.
    There is also a mall at a stone throw, with supermarkets and many shops.
    Our elder children, Luigi Paolo and Stella, attend a school that keeps them busy until the afternoon. On some days, they practice sports after leaving school.
    Some of the tasks of the girl we host are: to help children to prepare breakfast, to get dressed to go to school, to welcome them back in the afternoon and to help us in the evening routines (bath time, to lay the table, to clear the table, and to go to bed). Moments of play with them are also very important.
    Our babysitter Irene that has been with us for years looks after Diego, our smallest baby, during the day. When the babysitter is there and Luigi Paolo and Stella are at school, the au pair is normally free.
    During the weekends, we like to spend time with the family. We sometimes go to the golf course or to the pool during the summer. We often go to Bolzano, a city in the South Tyrol Alps, where the grandparents of the children are living.
    Many of the girls we have hosted so far have participated in our family activities on weekends or holidays. They sometimes preferred to be more independent and free.
    We love to welcome the au pair so that she feels part of the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in Como, in the Como Lake.

    The center of Como, only 800 meter far, can be easily reached by foot, by bike or with the bus. The bus stop is just outside our door. Milan can be easily reached from the train station of Como.

    Milan can be easily reached from the Como station, in a 40-minute trip.
    There is also a mall at a stone throw, with supermarkets and many shops.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 652427266434