In our family there are four people, my husband Emanuele and I, my name is Cristiana, and we are both 41. We have 2 children, Sofia, she will be 7 next March, and Greta who is 4 and a half years old.
We live in a town near Rome, Palestrina. You can reach Rome by train and it takes half an hour! We have a new, modern house in the countryside with a big garden!
I teach English to children from 1 to 11. In the morning I teach at kindergartens and in the afternoon I have a private school with different classes. My husband is at work the whole day, he runs his own family business.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesBabysitting and creative playLanguage practiceTeaching
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
They can learn Italian culture and habitsin general and especially about everyday life. Living in a family gives you the opportunity to experience how we live.
Projects involving children
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We would like you to takes care of Sofia and Greta, helping them to wash and dress up in the morning after our breakfast together, cleaning up their room and toys (I like that once they are done with one toys or with one activity they are doing, they clean everything up and then take another toys…), teaching them English just by playing together, talking, dancing, organizing some games finalized to exercise the language for example. Your creativity is very much appreciated in this!! I would like you to organize activities for them in order to learn English!
Both Sofia and Greta are used to English, we have English activities every day: we watch English cartoons, we read English books before going to bed, sometimes we cook pancakes for breakfast and we decide we only speak English for our special American breakfast!! In the last four years we always had an au pair during Summer.
We have a white and lilac room for you, with your own bed, wardrobe and desk. You will share th bathroom with the girls.
What else ...
I would like a pro-active girl able to establish a good relationship with the two girls, who can involve them in different English activities outside in the garden or inside at home. We can organize something together in the afternoon and this can be an opportunity for you to see beautiful places near Palestrina but I wouls like your help with the girls during such trips together!
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week