We're a bilingual, non-smoking, very friendly English/French family living very close to the centre of Toulouse. We have three children - two boys and a girl aged 12, 10 and 8 and a cat called Tickle :) I run a business teaching English to English-speaking children, and also teach at a university. My husband works for Airbus.
We tend to speak mostly English at home, though the children always speak French with their dad. This is by no means a fully French environment and would probably not suit someone whose priority was to improve their French!
We really need someone who has native level English - there is a lot going on and that person needs to 'get it' pretty quickly. Oh, and a generally laid back attitude and sarcastic sense of humour are absolute 'must-haves' in our house :)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are currently feeling the strain of holding down three jobs and being parents to three children!
We need someone to pick the kids up from school, feed them (and make enough for us to have the leftovers when we get home later), keep the house as clean and as tidy as possible (not always easy with so many bodies in it), and run simple errands (this usually involves keeping the fridge stocked with trips to the local shop (we do a big shop every couple of weeks but the food disappears very quickly!).
A good-sized room in our house with own en-suite shower room. We can only accommodate one person I'm afraid.
There's loads of stuff going on in Toulouse and I have quite a big network of English speaking people here who I am happy to put you in contact with.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
About 4 hours a day (during the week)