Join us on our family farm and help with child minding in Oamaru, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a friendly family of 4 living on a farm in Otago, New Zealand. We have cows, a small mob of sheep, some pigs plus pet dogs and a cat.

    Our farm has great views and see is close to great hiking & cycling tracks.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a young "kiwi" family that can offer an authentic NZ experience. We love farm life, learning new things and meeting new people and live in a friendly farming community.

    You can learn all about calf rearing which we have been doing for 3 years now.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would like help to look after our children and garden especially during our busy calf rearing season in August, September and October.

    We have a 3 year girl and a 10 month old girl that we need help looking after while we do the work on the farm. This would generally be about 4 hours a day. Housework would include vacuuming, laundry, cleaning in the kitchen, occasionally making lunches and feeding the children, keeping the fire going and other household chores as required. Other farm chores may include gardening, weed spraying, tree pruning, firewood splitting & stacking from time to time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a sleepout which is a bedroom room separate from the house. It has a comfortable double bed in it and is warm and dry with an electric heater you can use.

    You'll have to use our family bathroom, lounge and kitchen.

    We'll supply meals and cook but we're also happy for you to do some cooking if you want to - we enjoy trying new food & learning about other countries.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is within an hour or 2 hours drive from ski fields, great beaches, lakes, mountains. We had an au pair nanny from Germany last year and she loved our farm and how there were so many things to see and do.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 833798322485