looking for child care for two children on Shawnigan Lake, British Coumbia, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family of 4 (six on some weekends!) that is active, energetic and fun! We love to have new experiences and invite people into our home. In the summer we like to take our boat out and spend time at the lake. We make dinner nightly and usually eat on our large deck overlooking Shawnigan Lake in the summer time. We are social and active and enjoy the many amenities in the local area. We have hosted a few Japanese students in the past and enjoyed it immensely. Must love dogs and kids!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a very open minded and friendly Canadian family with a large extended family. We love other cultures and languages and hope that someone would find our family interesting. We hope that they learn about Canadian values, language and culture and we are excited to learn the same from our workawayer.

  • Help


    We need help this August (likely the last three weeks) with childcare for our two young children. We are looking for someone willing to commit to the full three weeks. Child care experience is a must, preferably with young children/toddlers. Must be willing to walk to the park, prepare some meals, change diapers, prepare crafts.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We live in a beautiful large home across on the destination lake Shawnigan (35 mins to Victoria by car). The workawayer will have their own room. We are on a bus route that goes to Duncan and Victoria.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Shawnigan lake is a beautiful destination year round with lush trails for hiking, biking, etc. We are steps away from the world renowned Shawnigan Lake Private School and 35 minutes by car (1 hour by bus) to Victoria, BC. Victoria BC has wonderful shopping, food, culture, festivals and is very tourist orientated. Shawnigan lake is a quieter rural area outside of Victoria in the Cowichan Valley. There are many wonderful wineries, Cowichan Bay is close by- really it's an amazing place people flock to from all over the world. We are an active family who works full time- we enjoy spending our down time on our boat on the lake, gardening and spending time at the beach. You will not be disappointed!

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 828375471662