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We're a crazy beautiful family of 6 (parents + 4 boys). We love life, Jesus, community, learning, technology, food, wine, sports, and games. Our boys are aged 14, 13, 10 and 6.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We're a family originally from Cape Town, now living in the UK. You'd have your own room and bathroom. Both my wife and I were exchange students to France and Belgium, so we both speak semi-fluent french. We loved the relationships we built with our host families, and would love to give that opportunity to our boys and the right student.
We live in a beautiful little town called Gerrards Cross. We're about 25 minutes away from London by train. I work for a fintech company, and Sharon works for RZIM. We're looking for someone to come and spend 2-6 months or so with us, to help with the boys, and to help with general stuff around the house. We're ideally looking for a Christian who can help play a discipleship role for our boys. We're part of a church called Latimer Minster Church, and there is a small but growing youth. We'd love someone who is passionate about helping with kids and helping to shape and grow their faith.
The benefits to the boys are meeting someone from a different culture, the benefit to you is living in a beautiful home in the English countryside, learning about a South African family now living in London, making new friends here, and living first hand near one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Kids are in school from 8h30 to 3pm so that time would be your own free time. We would need help in the afternoons, some evenings and some Saturday and Sunday mornings. You would need a driver's licence, and must be over 22 years old (insurance is very expensive for younger drivers).
We're looking for someone to start asap, and ideally stay with us long as possible.
Own room with a double bed, and a bathroom with own basin, toilet and shower.
This is London! So much to do. 2 months is almost too short. It's an expensive city though. Return train trip into the city is about £16 or so. You'll have access to a car, and so can explore neighbouring towns like Oxford.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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