Help with our children near Vancouver, Canada




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  • Description


    We are a family of four Living and working in a small island community just of the coast of Vancouver B.C. We are looking for help with childcare (Elijah 5 Madeleine 3). We have a restuarant which means on weekends especially we need help with the children in the evenings. The restuarant is very close so we are always able to come home if there is an issue and we spend as much time with our children as we can so are looking for someone to be part of our family and fill the gaps when we are both needed at the restuarant. We have a room available in our home that is a 25 minuite walk from the ferry and village. Our home overlooks a lake, surrounded by the lush forests and is on the trailhead for all of the trails on Mount Gardner (our Islands mountain) which are connected to the trails that go back to the village. Bowen is a vibrant community full of artisans and artists, surrounded by beaches and the spectacular nature of coastal British Colombia. Vancouver is a 25 minute ferry ride so we are still easily connected to the city while keeping our rural island charm.
    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The community we live in is, we feel, very special with strong supports and a diverse population. There are lots of other family’s participating in work away so there is lots of easy friendships and access to the community life. Living and working in this community can be a very positive experience as the relationships that can be built are so rich and full of learning. Personally we as a family are trying to live in a way that our children have more time with both parents and family which isn’t easy to accomplish and a lot could be learned from our struggles and journey. We (Sarah-Jane and Gord) have the privilege to work together and are very yin/yang so have some great perspective on relationships and life and love good conversation/debate and sharing.Also as we are in the heart of the natural richness of coastal BC, this is a wonderful place to spend time if you enjoy being in nature.

  • Help


    We need someone who can take on the evening routine with our two kids for 1-2 nights a week as well as some daytime care. For the nights this would involve cooking and feeding the children, bathing them and putting them to bed then staying present in the house if they wake or need attention until one of us gets home (usually by 10pm at the latest). The kids are very good at nights as they have a set routine so it wont be difficult when they have learned to trust you. The daytime help would be playing with the kids for a few hours while we do book work or maintance at the restuarant.
    As we have a restuarant with a beautiful garden patio, if the applicants are interested, there are lots of small things to help with there too.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We have a room in our home which will be your private space, its not large but has lots of natural light and a large closet. There is a bathroom next door which will be shared with the kids. The living space (kitchen and living rooms) would be shared and are full of family life. As we are a restuarant family there is always lots of food and cooking so if the applicant wants to join in they are welcome.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Around 20hrs a week

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