British/Kiwi family of three living in Northwest Auckland close to Muriwai. Karen, originally British travelled to New Zealand 20 years ago with a backpack and stayed. The eldest, Nathan is 9 and his sister Rhianna, a very lively 7 year old. Both are incredibly sociable and love having people to talk to and spend time with them. They love playing with lego, swimming and boarding at the beach as well as bouncing on the trampoline and playing hide and seek. Karen is an English language teacher, personal trainer currently working as a primary school teacher.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
In return we can teach you about New Zealand and our culture. I am an ESOL teacher so help with English conversation skills. We often head out at weekends local sightseeing. A bike can be borrowed for cycling down to Muriwai and checking out the amazing west coast. A traveller myself, the idea of helping other travellers and learning about their culture and background really appeals to me. I believe you will have plenty of information to share with my children, both travellers themselves already.
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I am now doing teaching at a local primary and will need to work after school so would love someone to spend time with 2 lovely children playing and sharing knowledge, maybe even encouraging homework! They will need to be taken to and from school. You will need to take on some food preparation.
A room in the house. Shared facilities with the family. Shared food and chores.
40 minutes by car from Auckland, we are close to the west coast, beautiful beaches and many wineries. Bus stop within walking distance for trips into Auckland etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week