We are a friendly family of 4 living on a farm in Otago, New Zealand. We have cows, a small mob of sheep plus pet dogs and a cat.
Our farm has great views and see is close to great hiking & cycling tracks.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
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.
We would like help to look after our children during our busy calf rearing season in August and September.
We have a 2 year girl and are expecting a new baby girl in early May so she'll be 4 months old by August that we need help looking after while we do the work on the farm. This would generally be about 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. 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 weed spraying, tree pruning, firewood splitting & stacking from time to time.
We have a choice of 2 rooms. One is in the house with our family and the other is a room separate from the house. Both rooms have a comfortable double bed in them and are 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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week