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We are very busy family of 5 looking for a lovely big sister for my two girls age 9 and 11. We have three children in total. My step son is aged 15(he lives with his mother and visits us on weekends). We also have a 22 month old hamster called Jack.
I am a nurse and my husband is a banker.
We are a very busy couple and work full time, so need someone responsible, committed, caring, loving and fun to help us with childcare and general cleaning up in the house.
We live in Romford which is a market town in sunny Essex but we are so close to the north eastern boundary of London that it will take you approx 20 -25 to get into London from the train station if you are headed that way.
Our lovely home is located in a quiet neighbourhood.
There are lots of local shops, cafés, libraries, and parks that are within walking distance. Essex is a massive beautiful county waiting to be discovered.
We will like to host some who wants to stay long term (2 - 3 months or even longer).
As you share our home with us, we ask that you treat it with respect and clear up after yourselves. We are first time work away hosts but we have hosted au pairs for several years and so we will like to carry on the cultural exchange on here so as welcome volunteers of all ages. We are very honest people and would like to deal with like minded folk. We have remained friends with all the au pairs we have hosted in the past. We would like for you to enjoy your time with us and remember us with fondness when you leave and so we believe mutual respect is essential.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are a British/African family and thus you will be gaining experience from 2 cultures. I was born and brought up in Nigeria but I have lived in England for a long time. Nevertheless I can teach you the little I know and introduce you to lots of Nigerian cuisine if you're interested. My husband is English. In exchange for helping us, we will offer you room and board and embrace you as a member of our family. We would also be happy to learn about you and your cultures. I love cooking so perhaps you can show me a traditional recipe of yours!
You will have weekends to yourself to enjoy some alone time and explore Essex and London.
We need help with the following:
- getting the kids to school and back on time.
- helping kids with their homework and guiding them through their weekday routine
- helping with the ironing.
- preparing some meals for yourself and the kids
- keeping the kids rooms clean and tidy
- general tidying of the kitchen and living areas as required.
We live in a lovely 6 bedroom home.
You will have a good sized double room with a double bed, two wardrobes, 2 bedside drawers, a tall mirror and a small television.
You will share the big bathroom upstairs with the children as well as well as the small shower room which is located downstairs. The toilet downstairs is shared by every one as it is so convenient.
You will have access to the food in the house. You will eat mainly with the girls but we try as much as possible to sit down as a family and eat although that can be challenging on weekdays.
We do not have any specific diet. We eat meat, we eat pork. We are not vegetarian/vegan or gluten free and so we ask that if you are, you kindly disclose this to us in advance so that we work something out before you arrive.
In and around Romford you will find Romford Market, Havering Museum, there are lots of parks, pubs, farms (Old Macdonalds Farm)... Essex is a large county that is rich in history and culture and there are lots to experience in its many cities, towns and villages.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week