Help needed for a busy family of 5 based in historic Trim, Ireland



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    We have a family of three small boys - 4, 2 and 4 months. I will be going back to work so looking for someone to assist a young but busy Grandmother who will be minding the boys.

    I am a schoolteacher so my working hours are not terribly long.

    We live in Trim, county Meath - an historical town with a stunning Norman castle as its centrepiece.
    There are buses direct to Dublin City centre from our house and you will reach your destination within an hour.

    As a young family we are out and about most weekends and would be delighted to have someone join us for the activities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in Meath so it is an historic Hub of different things to do such as Trim Castle, Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Shane Castle, brú na bóinne.
    There are shopping centres nearby in Blanchardstown, Navan and Liffey Valley. Dublin City centre is within an hour's drive from our house and within easy reach by bus or train.

  • Help


    The volunteer will not be the primary babysitter of the boys but there as an extra pair of hands with their (young) grandparents.
    The boys love to play outside, play with Lego and generally be busy little bees.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    King size room en suite in a 2 storey comfortable sized house in the countryside

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I'm happy to bring or drop volunteers anywhere within reasonable distance to while staying with us.

    An annual classic car show takes place in Trim every July, Trim Veteran and Vintage Rally has been running since 1985. It started in a small yard on Loman Street with just 1 car. The founder, determined to expand the show, approached the Roundtree family who very kindly allowed the Porch Fields to be used on the day. It has grown each year since then and there are now in excess of 500 cars and motor cycles on show. Visitors to the show can also try their hand at archery with Athboy Archery Club. The archery has always been a big success at the fair.

    Trim Haymaking Festival is held in the town every mid-June. The Porchfields, an amenity space rich in historic value, are home to a fair, market, and cultural displays. The main event is the traditional making of the first hay of the year by hand and by old-style machinery.Visitors to the show can also try their hand at archery with Athboy Archery Club. The archery has always been a big success at the fair.

  • 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: 916943691332