Looking for a Nanny to join our family in Te Anau, Southland, NZ

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  • Last activity: 16/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We live in Te Anau, right on the doorstep of Fiordland National Park.
    We have 2 children Rita 7 and Austen 4, a dog and 2 chickens. We run a charter boat business in Dusky Sound and absolutely love the outdoors.
    We try and grow as much produce as possible in our small garden using organic principles, and hunt for wild meat/fish as often as we can. We have had several volunteers come and stay with us over the years and love the cultural exchange and the opportunity to learn about other peoples culture and food. We can only host 1 person at a time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are true blue kiwis and enjoy sharing history and knowledge about New Zealand. I am a passionate cook/chef so if you wish to learn about baking sourdough bread or making as much as possible from scratch I am very happy to share.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We are looking for someone to come and join our family from January through to May. We have 2 young children a 7 and 4 year old and a dog. Approximately 1 week a month you would be sole carer for our children while my husband and I head away to work remotely in Dusky Sound. Live in nanny/carer experience is a must, these weeks would be paid work. For the remaining time accommodation is available in exchange for light gardening and domestic duties, and there would be plenty of time for you to head off and explore Fiordland.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is a backyard caravan. Bathroom is shared with the family. We live within walking distance of Te Anau town center. All meals provided in exchange for approx 5 hours work per day. We only have room for a single so please do not apply if you are a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Te Anau is a town on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s known as a gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. The region is home to endangered, flightless takahē birds and abundant trout in Lake Te Anau. Te Anau Caves feature a limestone grotto of glowworms and an underground waterfall. To the southwest, the Kepler Track winds through beech forests, glacial valleys and mountains.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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Host ref number: 661298522223

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