Help out a French/Irish family with our little son in Ennis, county Clare, Ireland

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a french/Irish family living in Ennis in county Clare. We are between Galway and Limerick as well as half an hour away from the seaside. I am working as sommelier and still doing some training so I usually am quite busy and working long hours. My partner is Irish and currently the stay at home parent. Our son’s name is Eliot and he’s a very active little boy, close to be walking already. We also have four cats but they don’t really live in the house. We often eat in restaurants/pubs and we enjoy hiking and visiting new places. We love woodwork as well but we unfortunately don’t have much time for that at the moment. Both my partner and myself have been living abroad so between the two of us, we speak french, English, Italian and Spanish. My partner likes to believe he speaks Gaelic but he doesn’t !! I did a Workaway when I first arrived in Ireland until I find a job and got settled and it was really a great experience. I’m hoping to be as good host as mine was.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You would be welcome to participate in all aspects of our family life, from food shopping to going to Limerick market or the west coast with us. I’d be happy to drive you anywhere you might want to go in the county when I’m not working and you would be very close to the bus/train station if you’d like to travel on your own. We would be happy to help you progress in English and my partner would definitely be delighted to talk and share about the Irish culture. We are both open minded and would really love to learn ourselves about different culture.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    It would be mostly looking after and playing with our son from 3 to 5h a day, with 2 consecutive days off each week. We might ask for help around the house but it wouldn’t be your main duty. Eliot is a very active little boy, mostly all smiles and very sociable. I would love him to be more exposed to french but we are open to welcome workawayers from any country. You would be free to take him for strolls and we would encourage initiative when it comes to activities. We are currently doing baby led weaning so cooking skills are welcome too.
    My partner will be home so you wouldn’t be completely on your own unless he has some errands to run. That being said, he is very laid back and wouldn’t be the type to watch your every move.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I have taught french and I would be happy to help out with English, from recommending books and different type of supports to have a good chat to help improving your vocabulary.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double bedroom (see pic) and you would share the bathroom with myself only. We live in a 3 bedroom house with a big enough garden in a residential area. There’s all the comfort needed, washing machine, dryer, fibre, Netflix, Amazon prime and so on. Feel free to ask any questions about where you’d be staying.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Train/bus station 5 minutes walk.
    Limerick 30 minutes.
    Lahinch 30 minutes.
    Galway 45 minutes.
    Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Loop head, Kilkee Cliffs….
    Clare is a beautiful county and there is plenty to see around. As well there are a lot of pubs, coffee shops and restaurants in Ennis.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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