Friendly Thai / English Family on Koh Phangan Looking for Childcare for our 11 Year Old, Thailand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Thai / English family looking for some childcare assistance between December and April on Koh Phangan.

    Our daughter is 11, and a kind, gentle girl who loves exploring the outside world and hanging out on the beach. I am a copywriter and run an online business, and my partner is a furniture maker. While we are in Thailand for this four month period we will be working on building an eco-resort project.

    We need an engaged, energetic and interesting person to hang out with our daughter from 11am to 3pm or similar most days while I get my writing work done. This would involve: taking her to the beach, perhaps swimming, paddleboarding, a bit of kayaking and climbing rocks. Sometimes it might look like hanging out at home painting or drawing, or working on her maths app and getting her lunch and a short general tidy up from your activities each day. Occasionally when friends are visiting, we might ask you to also look after their 11 year old daughter too for some of the time.

    If you have the capacity to take her on bigger adventures around the island (such as visiting the reptile rescue, or the pet rescue - she loves animals) that would be fantastic. We would obviously facilitate transport. It would also be great if you have some basic cooking skills so you can prepare lunch for our daughter. This could be pasta, chicken and rice, baked potato, noodles or some fried rice for example. (If you don't have cooking skills, we can teach you a bit :)

    The beach we live on is absolutely stunning, there are lots of restaurants and resorts and beautiful nature, and a lot of tourists and Thai locals about to meet and socialise with. There is not that much night life, so you would have to be someone who is happy and content with chatting to people, engaging with the local culture, hanging out in quiet beach bars, and exploring, rather than partying. If you wanted to go to the monthly full moon party we would be happy to assist you in making that happen - it's an incredible experience. However, we want to reiterate we do not want someone whose priority is partying or heavy drinking.

    If you are interested in the Eco Project, there is potentially opportunity to work on that too, but the primary role is with our daughter. Someone who has some experience of childcare, teaching, or even just looking after younger family members would be great. You have to be sensitive to listening to our daughter, how she's feeling, and what she needs. If you have a good sense of humour and enjoy kids' silly humour and jokes that would be great :)

    The bungalow we would provide is a basic Thai style bungalow with a private bathroom and fan in a little friendly resort 2 mins from the beach. It's perfectly comfortable and all that you need when living on the beach. But someone who is familiar with this lifestyle, has backpacked, or has travelled in Thailand or Asia would be preferable as they will be fully comfortable in this environment. Likewise someone who can ride a moped would be excellent, but not essential.

    We will provide your meals and accommodation at our house while you're working (simple breakfast / pasta / fried rice / noodles / salad etc prepared yourself). We will also provide 1500B a week spending money. However you will need some extra money/savings if you want to go off on trips and adventures at weekends, or to party, or eat in fancier restaurants, take flights etc.

    This is a good opportunity or someone who wants to escape the colder winter, and live in Thailand experiencing the culture, food and nature for a few months. We would really love a workawayer to join us for the full 3 months from December through to April in order to build up a good relationship with our daughter. We would prefer someone who is a native English speaker, or has excellent English as a second language.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a good opportunity or someone who wants to escape the colder winter, and live in Thailand experiencing the culture, food and nature for a few months. It will also be possible to arrange trips to see more of the country and we can help you arrange trips. If you want to learn ocean sports Koh Phangan is a great place for diving, paddle boarding, kite surfing, kayaking and snorkelling too.

  • Help

    Help

    Our daughter is 10, and a kind, gentle girl who loves exploring the outside world and hanging out on the beach. I am a copywriter and my partner is a furniture maker, while we are in Thailand for this three month period we will be working on building an eco-resort project.

    We need an engaged, energetic and interesting person to hang out with our daughter from 11am to 3pm everyday while I get my writing work done. This would involve: taking her to the beach, perhaps swimming, paddleboarding, a bit of kayaking and climbing rocks. Sometimes it might look like hanging out at home painting or drawing, or working on her maths app and getting her lunch and a short general tidy up from your activities each day.

    If you have the capacity to take her on bigger adventures around the island (such as visiting the reptile rescue, or the pet rescue - she loves animals) that would be fantastic. We would obviously facilitate transport.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The bungalow we would provide is a basic Thai style bungalow with a private bathroom and fan in a little friendly resort 2 mins from the beach. It's perfectly comfortable and all that you need when living on the beach. But someone who is familiar with this lifestyle, or has travelled in Thailand would be preferable as they will be fully comfortable in this environment. Likewise someone who can ride a moped would be excellent, but not essential.

    We will provide your meals and accommodation at our house while you're working (simple breakfast / pasta / fried rice / noodles / salad etc), and in the evenings you can eat at our family's restaurant for free, and we will obviously pay for all activity costs. We will also provide 1500B a week spending money. However you will need some extra money/savings if you want to go off on trips and adventures at weekends, or to party, or eat in fancier restaurants, take flights etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The beach we live on is absolutely stunning, there are lots of restaurants and resorts and beautiful nature, and a lot of tourists and Thai locals about to meet and socialise with. There is not that much night life, so you would have to be someone who is happy and content with chatting to people, engaging with the local culture and exploring, rather than partying. If you wanted to go to the monthly full moon party we would be happy to assist you in making that happen - it's an incredible experience. However, we want to reiterate we do not want someone who's priority is partying or heavy drinking.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 Hours Per Day 5 Days Per Week 11am to 3pm



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