Join our family and explore Peterborough, UK

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United Kingdom

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    21/10/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello

    We are a friendly, happy, busy, out-going family who are looking for an equally friendly person to join us to help make our fun, full lives work and to have fun doing so - by helping with girls.

    We are: me (Clare), my husband and two young daughters - aged 6 and 8. The girls are polite and friendly and love meeting new people. We have nannies and au pairs in the past so they are very used to having visitors living with us and to learning about different cultures.

    My husband and I both work and are social and our two daughters are busy with school and clubs and friends. So we are looking for someone to come and join us to help make all this work! And, importantly, to have an opportunity to explore and enjoy the lovely part of England we live in with all that it has to offer. There would be a car for your use so you'd easily be able to get out and about in your free time. There is lots of space in the house with an outdoor pool so that you can join us and be part of the family when you want but also have time and space to yourself.

    The girls are at school during the day so we only need help in the mornings and afternoons / evenings.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an open family and you will be very welcome to join us with the things we do at the weekends / bike rides / pub lunches / time with friends and family / cinema trips or to have time to yourself.

    We live in a small village (with a pub and shop) a ten minute drive (there are buses too) from the beautiful, historic town of Stamford. Stamford is a friendly market town with lovely shops, bars and a college you could study at if you're interested. The surrounding countryside is great for walks, horse riding, cycling etc. We are also a ten minute drive from the city of Peterborough which has everything you'd expect a modern city to have. As you will have use of your own car you will be able to explore the area as much as you'd like.

    We live in a large house with a good sized garden and an outdoor pool we heat in the summer. There is plenty of space so you will always be able to have space to yourself as and when you'd like it.

    Our nearest train station is in Stamford. And London, Cambridge and Birmingham are all about an hour away so there is lots to explore during your time off. There are also fast trains to Scotland and the beautiful north Norfolk coast is just over an hour drive away.

  • Help

    Help

    We are after someone who is a self-starter and friendly. The day will start with helping the children get their breakfast and get ready for school before leaving just before 8am to do the 15 minute car drive to take the girls to school. The day would then be your own before collecting the children some days at 3.45pm and bringing them home where you will cook them a simple supper (they don't need anything complicated!). Some, but not all, evenings it would be great to help them get ready for bed. Most nights my husband or I would be home for bedtime. Both girls read a school book every night which you could help them with if you felt confident to do so. Several nights a week the girls have after-school clubs so would need collecting later. On those days they'd need a simple picnic in the car on the way home or something quick to eat when they get home.

    We would like you to help the girls tidy their rooms and the playroom at the end of the day and to do the girls laundry (clothes and bedsheets). While we don't expect you to do general cleaning we are after someone who has a can do attitude so would for example unload the dishwasher if they can see it needs doing.

    The weekends would be yours to enjoy. We would like up to 2 nights babysitting / week.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a large double bedroom with lots of light and internet access and also access to a car for your own use. You will have a bathroom which is just for your use apart from in the evenings when the girls use it for their bath.

    We will provide food for you and you are welcome to join us at the weekends when we all sit down together. If there is food you especially like we will make sure we buy it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As above we are near the beautiful, historic town of Stamford. Stamford is a friendly market town with lovely shops, bars and a college you could study at if you're interested. The surrounding countryside is great for walks, horse riding, cycling etc. There are lots of beautiful historic buildings near by.

    We are also a ten minute drive from the city of Peterborough which has everything you'd expect a modern city to have - shopping, sports, large cinemas, theaters etc. As you will have use of your own car you will be able to explore the area as much as you'd like.

    We are a twenty minute drive from Rutland Water, the largest man made reservoir in Europe where there are lots of sports - sailing, wild swimming, cycling, walking.

    We live in a large house with a good sized garden and an outdoor pool we heat in the summer. There is plenty of space so you will always be able to have space to yourself as and when you'd like it.

    Our nearest train station is in Stamford. And London, Cambridge and Birmingham are all about an hour away so there is lots to explore during your time off. There are also fast trains to Scotland and the beautiful north Norfolk coast is just over an hour drive away.

  • 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


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