Family in the North of Italy between Milan and Como, looking for someone to help with childcare

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  • Description

    Description

    NOW LOOKING FROM JANUARY@@@@ We live in the North of ITALY between Milan and Como in a semi-detached house. There are so many things to be visited: apart from the big cities, there are the lakes (Como and Maggiore), Varese, Menaggio, Bellagio, Bergamo, Turin and so on. We live 5 minutes train from Saronno full of shopping places, bars, a huge market, swimming pool and so on. Living couple of minutes from the railway station, give you the big opportunity to move independently, if you wish to.\nIn this family we are always active. The children have many activities and we are always willing to try new things as a family. We are now looking for someone who can talk some good English (I can speak also French and Spanish!), some basic Italian knowledge would be appreciated but not necessary, to help the children with homeworks and other activities.\nBoth children attend school and you should pick Luna up (20 minutes walking distance 1.5 km = 1 mile) and bring her to my mum house for lunch (she will take care of preparing lunch for Luna, Amos and you), bringing her to clubs from granny house, helping homeworks and organizing games and activities during the week. In the morning preparing Luna for school will be welcome. \nIn the family there are two children: first is Amos who is 13 years old and who is attending the third year in middle school. He has to study hard in school and then continue when coming home. He works hard and he\'s always willing to do something different. He plays football and he loves to watch movies, playing video games (I don\'t approve!) and loves to have friends over. He\'s quite shy at first. Amos has a good understanding of English for his age. He\'s not confident in his ability but I know he can do it with some encouragement.\nLuna is 8 years old, she is a sweet little princess who is funny and willing to learn as much as she can. Luna is in her third year of school and she has homeworks normally twice a week. She does some sports such as hip hop, gymnastics and sometimes swimming. She\'s very flamboyant. Luna loves to play in her room with her mountains of toys and games. She watches Tv and loves to have friend over to play with and going to the park. Luna has a good understanding of English and always tries her best to communicate in English. \nAll the girls I have hosted say I am a very welcoming person and instantly makes you feel comfortable. They say \"She includes me in as much as she can from family activities to whole family celebrations. She listens to all my opinions and my advices. She\'s a funny person who enjoys laughing. She travels a lot for her job (fashion)all over Europe. She fluently speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and some German. She works in the textile field.\nAlberto (dad) is also a very welcoming person, he\'s quite shy at first but if you stay longer you will discover another child. He\'s very sporty he likes biking.\"\nThis is a letter addressed to you from one of our previous hosted girl:\n\"I\'m Amėlie, the French hosted girl of this family. I\'m having a really good first experience, the family is very welcoming and is making all efforts to make me feel comfortable at home. \nKids: the children, shy at first, are very funny and like joking with me like f.i. scaring me (every time it works!). Amos who is 13 years old is very mature for his age, he likes playing video games (of course!) and cooking, that\'s why it\'s really important to love cooking and baking to share with him this hobby and to help him without being too invadent in order to give him as much responsibilities as possible. You need to be patient to get his trust, because it\'s important that he understands that you are there to help him and be besides him in his life journey both as a friend and as a guide.\nLuna, who\'s 8 years old, is a happy and smiling little girl who needs your attention! She\'s a little princess! \nShe knows what she wants and she will do her best to get it, with your patience and your good mood you will guide her towards the good solution. She likes playing the teacher, Lego, make-up, you will be her best friend to play with. \nParents: Loredana is the more empathic person I know, every problem has got a solution with her. She always try to adapt to the girls needs, so if you need anything do not hesitate to talk to her, she will find the best solution! \nAlberto, the father, is very kind and shy, very sporty and friends of his sons.\nRelatives: Paola, the grandmother where you will spend afternoons from Monday to Friday after school, understands basic English but she speaks in Italian so you will learn a correct ITALIAN from her. She\'s very patient and an adorable woman and you can also share with her advices about children. Rosa, the other grandmother will be at family complete disposal for any needs. The other family members are all very welcoming and will let you feel at home.\nI give my complete honest opinion when I say that I was so glad that I accepted for my first time to come here. The family is so welcoming and caring of my needs and emotions as they have had girls before (Emma, Francesca and Zoe) and this helped to settle in with the family in my new home. \nI came to discover the culture, the food, the language and of course to work with the children and with this amazing experience I have found all of these and more meeting new people, making new friends and learning more about myself.\"\nKathrin the 7th person we hosted said \"your children are incredibly well behaved\" . I can say also thanks to the fact that having so many interesting people at home they really are open minded!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As they say they come to discover the culture the food, the language and of course to work with the children and with this amazing experience they have found all of these and more meeting new people, making new friends and learning more about themself.\"

  • Help

    Help

    The new workawayer I wish to have should a girl or a lady. Should be very responsible and trustful, very active and creative to motivate the children, very enthusiastic. Someone who is willing to learn new things. A girl that should be sensitive and caring but able to control the situation.\nIf she talks some basic Italian, having studied it at school or knowing the language naturally, it would be much appreciated, but it\'s not necessary.\nWe need someone who can help children with homeworks, whenever possible, and studying. \nBasic cooking skills for preparing meals, as we come in quite late, is required or, at least, much appreciated. Also helping household is really welcome. Five hours are spread throughout the day mainly in the afternoons. Activities with kids will be picking Luna up and bringing her to activities home works with both and playing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English French Spanish Italian some German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Single room with private bathroom WiFi

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the North of ITALY between Milan and Como. There are so many things to be visited: apart from the big cities there are the lakes (Como and Maggiore), Varese, Menaggio, Bellagio and so on. We live 5 minutes from Saronno full of shopping places, bars, swimming pool and so on. Living couple of minutes from the railway station, give you the big opportunity to move independently, if you wish to.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Market in Saronno
Como view from Brunate
Navigli in Milan
Como lake
Villa Olmo in Como
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