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We are a family of 4, with 2 boys aged 6 and 11 years old, living in the countryside near Bologna. The parents work 8-17.30 every day. The kids cannot speak english (my husband too unfortunately), but we'd love they can learn some english from a nice friendly teacher.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We live in beautiful region called Emilia Romagna, near Bologna, the capital city of the region. Here there's an high quality life level, with good schools and good public services. But also good food (the best in Italy, I think!), good university and real italian lifestyle, because we don't live in a big city known by foreign tourists, but in a typical medium-size italian city.
We'd need some help with our kids, they are 11 and 6 years old. We live next to my parents, but during summer we'd like the kids can go to swimming pool for a swimming course, or to the library, but we live in the countryside and as we work 8 hours per day, nobody can drive around the kids. Our eldest son needs some help with homeworks as in Italy the schools during summer are closed, and if the girl speaks only english with them, I think they can learn some english too. But some italian would be great, because the boys are very listless in learning new languages...
We are thinking about an AUPAIR GIRL aged 21-30, english speaking, for the summer, but we had good experience also with older girls/women. We are open to welcome you.
We'd like to meet a talkative outgoing person to laugh and chat with at the dinner table, to drive around for trips, if liked, to come with us at the beach/pool. A tidy person that doesn't mind to do some works in the house like vacuum, wipe, tidy up... She will be required to clean her room and bathroom.
But the most important thing we do expect is to really focus on boys during these hours you will spend with them. We'd need a solar girl with a smiling character, but also responsible and with enterprising spirit. We really need to have great trust in the people we live with. We are waiting for an au pair who doesn't just watch after the children, but finds a fun and efficient way to catch their attention, making them listen and using your initiative to teach English while having fun.
We live in a big house, split in 2 apartments. We live in one, and in the other one live my parents downstairs. Downstairs in our house, there's a big room with bed-sofa, kitchen with fridge and a separate bathroom with shower. This would be the private room for our guest. We ask to clean her room by herself
By Italian law, we are required to inform the local authorities of the presence of any guest staying with us. If you choose to spend some time with us, we will need a copy of your ID to include in the declaration of hospitality.
We are a bubbly family of 4, living in the countryside near Bologna, north Italy.
There's a bus stop near our house, but the routes are quite seldom during the day, like 4 per day.
But I work near the train station and I can drive our guest there to catch the train: in 20 minutes she can go to the city center of Bologna, and then in 1 hour to Milan, in 2 hours to Turin, by fast train. Also Venice is near, and Florence is 1 hour far by train. We live not far from the beaches, and the Adriatic coast offers fun for the youngest.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week