Come help us out with childcare on our family farm in Innishannon, south of Ireland



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Elaine here,

    We are a family of four, myself 30, my husband Brian 39 and our two little girls Laoise 3 and Cara 1. Oh and our little dog Teddy.

    We live on a dairy and beef farm in beautiful quiet countryside but still only 10 minute drive from civilization 😂. Things are a little busy around here but especially in the Spring months as this is when our herd of 120 cows all calve and we have all the newborns to look after. This means that my husband has to sometimes work around the clock and some help with the girls and around the house would be great! There is the possibility of some farm work if that was something that interested you but it is not a necessity.

    I work outside the home as a nurse three days a week midweek so we need some help with childcare. The girls go to crèche in the morning so we need someone to look after them in the afternoons until I get home at about 6pm.

    We would also require some help with light housework duties but it would be a joint effort between us all just to keep the house respectable.

    Outside of the times above except for the odd hour or two if we were stuck the time would be your own to explore this beautiful part of the world. We are on the gateway to West Cork, Ireland’s unofficial 33rd county. We live near some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern Ireland. We are a 30 minute drive from Cork city and we are an hour away from Killarney which is at the heart of County Kerry and the Ring of Kerry which is just amazing and with breathtaking scenery. All of these places are well serviced by public transport which is accessible at a bus stop 10 minutes from our home. Transport or a lift anywhere is never an issue we are out and about every day.

    We are quite a traditional Irish family with interests in traditional Irish culture including music and dance. We would love the oppurtunity to expose ourselves and our little girls to other cultures and traditions.

    Is there anything in particular that you are looking from for your stay that we could help you out with?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Ideal location for someone looking for an insight into rural Irish life particularly a farming family.

  • Help


    We would love someone to come and help us out filling in gaps in childcare. As stated above there is the possibility of some work on the farm which would include help with the cows and looking after young animals, but again this is not a necessity. There would at times be some light housework required, but everything here is pretty much a team effort.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Irish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We live in a modern new build. Guests will have a spacious downstairs bedroom with their own private bathroom. Bedroom has kingsize bed, bedside locker, wardrobe, desk can be provided if needed.

    We have WiFi, Sky tv, Netflix and we might be able to look into providing a television in the guest room.

    We are open to suggestions with how meals will work...we are very happy to provide if guest is happy with this or if guest prefers we can supply what they need to make their own.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in beautiful quiet countryside, lovely quiet country roads for walking. We live in a superb location for exploring the Cork, Kerry and greater Munster region. Close to Cork city, Kinsale and at the gateway to West of the most beautiful places you could ever visit, lots to see and do. Bus stop is approx 20 minute walk but getting someone to drive guests to bus stop will never be a problem.

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 696117964343