Au Pair needed for family in coastal village of Aghada, east Cork, Ireland



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    Lastminute request: **We are looking for someone for Easter 2016: from March 15-April 15, or longer...**

    Au Pair and helper in the home needed for family in coastal village of Aghada, east Cork, Ireland.

    Hi I'm Amy, I'm English-born, married to Irish-born Tom and we live in the Irish countryside with our three kids, Jago, 8, Tegan, 6, and Lorcan, 4.

    We are an easy going family who live in a beautiful part of rural Ireland, overlooking the harbour/sea.

    We are looking for someone who is spontaneous, flexible and over 25 years of age.

    You can stay in our lovely spare room at the top of house with sea views.

    -Close to beaches
    -Nice country walks
    -Lots of fresh Irish air
    -Close to forest & promenade
    -Bike riding/Swimming in sea
    -Learn English with an English speaking family
    -Travel and see lovely parts of Ireland

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for a female volunteer who is great with young children and is able to help when the kids are not in school. Ideally, we would like someone over 25.

    They can be quite a handful because they're all quite young, so I'd like someone with some initiative around children, eg, someone who can take one of them for a walk or sit down and make something creative with them or read a book. Someone who has lived with other people before and can help clear up all the dishes without being asked. Someone who is used to the noise and chaos of small kids. Someone who is doesn't mind the quiet life of the Irish countryside.

    Volunteers must be fun, energetic, responsible and get on well with children.

    I'd love to hear from people who have some experience of working with young children, perhaps previously working as an au pair.

    I'd like you to work 5 days a week, with hours flexible, split over the day or week, with perhaps two nights babysitting a week, but never on consecutive days, eg if we go out on Friday, you go on Saturday or vice versa.

    Must speak conversational English so we can all communicate effectively.

    Volunteers must be fun, easy going, used to spontaneity and get on well with children. Our days change quickly - some days we wake up without a clue of what we will do that day, dependent on the weather and the kids' moods, so our workawayer must be flexible and open-minded.

    We live in a 4-bedroom end terrace house with a small garden, the surrounding countryside is our garden (weather permitting).

    We would like: 1) help with the kids 2) help with cleaning the house 3) help with keeping the house tidy.

    If you're able to do this, please get in touch.

    I have a big circle of friends around here, who will happily drop you into the local town (Midleton) or Cork city on your off days to explore. There are other Workawayers in the area too.

    We're quite an active family, we'll hang out at the beach if the weather is nice, go to playgrounds and parks, have picnics and socialise at coffee&cake mornings. I can try to faciliate you making friends too. A friend of mine had an pair who met loads of friends through a local Facebook au pair community. They took trips to Dublin together (3 hours away) and met at the pub in Midleton every week.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We are in the countryside - and there is poor public transport around here. We have to drive to local towns. The nearest Midleton is 10 minutes to drive. Cork City is 30 minutes to drive.

    So if you're looking for a peaceful retreat (it's quiet at our top floor) where you can take scenic country walks, with a bit of children's exuberance thrown in, then come to us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can borrow my pedal bike to go on bike rides.

    I don't think I can put you on my car insurance as it's a new, large car, and will be quite expensive, unless you're here for a long time.

  • 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

    5 hours, spread over course of day sometimes, or completed in one stint, flexible.

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