Lend a hand with childcare in Northwest Auckland close to Muriwai, New Zealand.


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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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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  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A room in the house. Shared facilities with the family. Shared food and chores.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

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    A little more information

    • 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

Host ref number: 773894912754