Looking for some help with our children in Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a French-American family of 5 but we have been living in Auckland for 5 years now. Our kids are aged 12, 9 and 3. The oldest is a boy and is bilingual in French and English. The middle child is a girl who is deaf and uses English and sign language to communicate. The youngest is a girl and speaks French and English. We are currently looking for help from 27 September to 7 October during the school holidays.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a good opportunity for people with an interest in working with kids with special needs - for example, speech therapy students, deaf education students, occupational therapists, teachers, etc.

    We're a well-traveled, relaxed family and we enjoy meeting people from around the world.

    In the past we have had workawayers who were coming to NZ for a long time and staying with us at the beginning to get settled. We can help with information, showing you around, etc. We can also lend you a car for sightseeing over the weekend.

    I am an English speaker and was an English as a Foreign Language teacher for 7 years, so I can also help you with your English.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help getting the kids ready for school and either driving our son to his school bus or taking our daughter to daycare (15 minutes away). Then occasional after-school help, playing with the kids, speaking French to them if that's your native language, possibly taking them to activities, helping out with cooking, tidying up, etc. Ideally we would like someone with teaching experience who could help our son with his French homework or special needs experience who can do fun activities with our daughters (swimming, the zoo, playgrounds, etc). The hours would generally be in the morning either from 7:40-8:15 or 8-9, then 2 afternoons per week from 2-6 PM, plus occasional afternoon or evening help (usually just to be home while our daughter naps so that I can run errands). So it would suit someone looking to get settled in NZ and also someone who would like to work part-time in the city.

    We prefer French-speaking volunteers as they can help our children with language practice, but we would consider others as well.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish, Russian, sign language

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a room with its own bathroom and kitchenette. It has a single bed that can be converted to a double. We offer use of a car and prefer volunteers who can either drive or are very good with public transport. We live close to a train station (about a 10-min walk) and several bus routes. We are also close to bike paths.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a fairly central part of Auckland so you can easily get into the centre of town or go to the west coast beaches. We can also lend you a bike.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 20 hours / week






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