Help with childcare in our family home in culturally rich area bordering Tuscany-Umbria, Italy



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  • Description


    We are an American - British family with two little boys. The British husband is a successful painter and is frequently in England for business. He is staying in England in 2020 due to coronavirus with his mother who is 91 years old there. The American mother is a writer and remains in Italy alone for 2020 with the two school-aged boys at a mountaintop country estate with a swimming pool. The boys go to school every day when it is in session. We want to host a warm-hearted companion to help the mother run the household joyfully. The two boys are bilingual and speak Italian and English. The family speaks English at home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a culturally rich area bordering Tuscany-Umbria with many possible daytrips to cultural events. Nearby are the medieval towns of Gubbio, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Cortona, etc. We live in a luxurious large country estate dating back to the seventeenth century with a pool on top of Mt Corona. We want to share with you the panoramic views of castles, olive groves and verdant mountain range. Pristine location frozen in time. Day hikes and mountain biking are popular on our quiet road.

  • Help


    We are seeking an experienced and warm-hearted companion to help with two children ages 6 and 7. We will check your childcare references as we do not want to host a smoker, drug user or person with a criminal record, or a person without experience with children.You will be treated as a member of the family and you will help keeping the house tidy and planning meals. If you you like to stay for at least two months (longer preferred) please apply by sending your childcare references.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom and shared bathroom. Food is eaten communally with family and you will help in the menu planning and meal preparation.

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    What else ...

    You will not have to work everyday. On your days off you can use the bus station for any trips you want to make further afield, connecting to train stations if you wish. If you want to bring your own car, there is parking for it here. We have lots of experience hosting au pair girls who are still very close friends with the family. We want the visitor to feel part of the family, so stay long enough for this to occur.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    schedule will vary based on the events of the week

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