Retired Primary Principal School Teacher since 2018. Married with 6 children, (3 in college and 1 in secondary and 2 in primary).Live in a renovated school teachers house in the country. My wife looks after approx 6-7 bee hives which are seasonal (Feb to Sep) and we have a tunnel and big garden. It's a lovely tranquil setting on a mature site with lots of trees and shrubs and we are trying to make it as bee friendly as possible.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
They live in an environment in a busy home. They would learn about the history of Ireland and the local area and learn a few Irish phrases and Irish music.
General help is very welcome with trimming hedges, painting, minor DIY projects with the owner. Help to tidy up our home. Welcoming willing helper to interact with the children and help them if needed. No experience necessary.
Own room on the ground floor with double bed and adjoining shower/toilet. Can be included in the family pot for dinner or can cook themselves.
They could go for country or hill walks, cycling or local swimming pool 10 min drive away. Local Irish music sessions. Train station 7 minute drive. Bus station is 10 min drive. Children have their hobbies like music, dance, sport. We like occasionally to do activities and go out for a social night. We are happy for other people to share in our lives or are quiet content to leave them to themselves if they wish to have quite time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week