We are looking for help with the family and to practice English in Sicily, Italy



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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    Ciao! we are 4 plus 1 English setter dog called Macchia. I'm Valentina 46, Lorenzo 45, Viola 14 years old and Mirta 10 years old.
    I work for our family farm in the beautiful Sicilian countryside, basically in the summer time from June to august we live there, but during the winter we live in Palermo because girls go to the school, Viola is studying at first year of high school and Mirta is studying at first year of a secondary. Lorenzo is an architect.
    Usually I work during the morning and in the afternoon I'm totally dedicate to the activities of the girls; homework and sports, Viola is playing aerial acrobatics 3 times a week and Mirta artistic gymnastic twice a week, then I cook cake or go around I love to paint with them and read books.
    I prepare lunch and dinner usually.
    All the family speak English, because we use to travel a lot, we use to live at the Bahamas, Switzerland and Brazil for a period and we use to have many au pair from all around the world, because we enjoy different cultures and exchanges

  • 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.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sicily is a beautiful land and people are so kind and welcoming, you can have a family and live the real experience in Italian community if you stay until summer help and enjoy the life in our farm in the countryside just 1 hour by train from the city, but totally another life more wild and green.
    Palermo today, even more, is a city that is experiencing a great renaissance, the Italian capital of culture 2018, has hosted the itinerant biennial of contemporary art Manifesta last year and continues to be a cultural reference point.
    A super city full of charm, multicultural and aristocratic, by the sea.

  • Help


    we need a support, help with all concerns the daily activities of our family.
    At 8 you would fix the house 'make beds, sweep the floor and prepare or fix the dishwasher do the washing machine, little jobs that takes about 1 hour or less, then you have the whole morning free to know the city' or wherever.
    In the afternoon 3 pm.you'd help with homework and get girls to their sporting activities, in other cases play, paint, walk, read, at 8 prepare dinner and after pigiamas and bed.
    We would like to meet a person who will fit in with our lifestyle and enjoy her time with us.
    I expect from you professional respect interest and love for the kids
    I'm looking for someone has alredy been an aupair and knows that experience.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we live in a building in the city center and you will have your private room with a single bed, a balcony and your bathroom that sometimes could be used by our friends guest when we invite them.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we live in apartments very close to the stop bus and taxi, 15 minute by bus to Mondello's beach, also 15 minutes by bus to the historical center, old marina and the city is very young attitude in the night and you can use our bicycle to ride around.

  • 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: 896734624498