Childcare and language practice ( English or German) in a family in Madrid, Spain



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  • Description


    Hi, my name is Laura. I live with my two girls (10 and 12 years old) and we have a normal quiet family life. We live in Madrid.
    We like go to the cinema, go out with friends, spend time with the kids, go to the mountains and beach, practice sports ( dive, swimming ,hiking,surf) .
    We would like to find a friendly native English/German female speaker to spend some time with us and help us with some English and/ or German practice with our kids. Also we’d need some help in the chores around the house during the week.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in Madrid, in a quiet neighborhood very well connected by Subway and buses with the center (35-40 minutes). In Madrid there are lots of museums and places to visit (el Escorial, Alcala de Henares..) and also you could visit other nearby cities like Toledo, Segovia, Avila, Cuenca, etc. There are also natural places where you can go for the mountain (hiking, climbing, canoeing..)

  • Help


    We are currently looking for a native English/ German volunteer to help us with child care: teaching English and/or German, and help us in the chores around the house (clean the house, go shopping or run any errand).
    Dates: see calendar.
    The girls attend at English bilingual school so we´d like that the kids practice English all the time with you (and also
    some German if you know).
    What do we expect for you?- You would be with the kids and have fun "in English" ( or German).
    - Wake them up, to get dress and to ready, have breaksfast and take them to the school in the mornings (between 8-9 am).
    - In the afternoon (from 5-9 pm ): pick them up from the school,you’d help them with their homework, teach them English or German, to play with them, go to extra-activities, have fun!.
    - Somedays prepare dinner (cook or warm up the food) , babysitter at night (9-12 pm), stay with then on some Saturday mornings (9-14pm) or help me to clean the house (in the morning)
    You would have Saturday afternoon and Sunday off. Maybe some Monday and Wednesday afternoon as well.
    During the week you are expected to have a schedule that does not interfere with family life and to sleep at home at night because the next day you would have to help us with the girls.
    On days off you can make your own schedule.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation included :Single room in an apartament and bathroom shared. The volunteer is expected to have the room picked up daily and cleaned.
    We expect she clean up her own room and help with the daily chores around the house.
    Regarding meals, we cook all kind of meals (vegetables,rice, pasta, fish, meat, etc). We would like a volunteer who has the similar eating habits.

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    DATES (we´re flexible) : See calendar

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 758877177123