Help with our kids and get to practice your English or French in Quebec, Canada

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    22/08/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️Update*️️️️ We are available to host Dec 16 & later, we can only host a single girl for January-June ** We are also starting our search for next summer (June to August 2020) and can host 2 people or a couple during that time.

    We are a family with 3 kids, Kayla age 7, Kingston 5.5 and Princeton 2 years old.

    The baby goes to daycare full time Monday to Friday and the older kids go to school from 9-3:30pm. Your duties will include helping them get ready for school + walking them there (5 mins walk) and pick up.

    We’re flexible on days/hours so this is great for someone who wants to work + travel + sightsee. We have given our past workaways an additional 2-3 days off so that they can travel to places such as Ottawa, Quebec City or New York City.

    We want someone who's an older sister or is used to a big family. The kids are used to having au pairs around so they adapt quickly to new friends =) We need someone independent but who can also adapt to us. We also speak French!

    What we need help with:
    -Play with the kids, doing crafts, read books, take them to the local parks
    -Do outdoors activities like soccer, riding bikes etc.
    -Some cooking & food prep is involved
    -Help with general tidying up in relation to the kids such as putting away toys, help making their bed and their laundry will also be required. Please note we are not looking for a maid we have a cleaning lady that comes every 2 weeks but we do require help to maintain it =)

    Other Info:
    -Non religious but welcome to come with yours as long as you're not expecting us to practice :)
    -We do eat meats - if you're a vegetarian or vegan we will try to accommodate as best we can
    -We are happy to offer a lift to the bus or train station (schedule permits) or if we are headed in a direction will offer a ride
    -Schedule can be flexible and we can offer other tasks besides child care
    -Unlimited wifi + private bedroom + bathroom
    -We can also give lifts to the bus station or train stations =)

    Things to do or See in our Area:
    -Walking distance to multiple cafes or shops
    -We live 1 street away from the water where there are walking paths or bike paths. Beautiful views of Lac du Deux Montagnes
    -15-20 min drive to local equestrian clubs for horseback riding. Beautiful trails and nature paths
    -20 min drive to Mont Rigaud, a great place to hike or ski
    -10 min drive to EcoMuseum, a zoo that show cases animals from Quebec
    -1h train ride to downtown Montreal
    & many more!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you're looking for a family experience then we'll be for you. We've hosted au pairs before and loved exchanging cultures and the kids throughly enjoy the experience and making new friends. We are a young mixed family in our 30s (Mom is from Laos/Thailand and husband is from Iran) but both grew up in Canada so we really are the modern family =)

    We are also very accommodating if you'd like extra days off or time off. We are also very helpful by providing a ride to the bus or train station that can take you directly into Montreal.

  • Help

    Help

    We require someone to help get the kids ready in the morning by preparing their lunch, getting them dressed and walking to school. After school, pick up kids, snack and help with some homework. During the day we'd need help with some general cleaning/chores such as doing the kids laundry and folding, unloading the dishwasher etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    -Private bedroom in basement, queen size bed with good sized TV with netflix.
    -Unlimited wifi and also have access to desk top computer in basement.
    -Private bathroom also in basement with shower, sink and toilet.
    -We try to plan our meals for the week but we eat dinner together. You're welcome to join us or cook your own meals. We eat a variety of food and have no restrictions or allergies. We can host a vegetarian or vegan as well as long as you're ok with us cooking meats.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a small city with a population of about 30 thousand people. It's the suburbs but very quiet and good chance to escape the city. We are a 30 min drive or 1h train ride from downtown Montreal (we're happy to drop you off at the train station or bus if you wish) We're quite flexible with additional days off if need be to explore

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    15h to 25h a week

Our 3 kids with our first workaway couple we hosted! The kids loved them
With our workaway Johanna
With one of our workaway, Ronja!
Our first workaway experience! We hosted Sam & Alex for almost 3 weeks :)
Kids skating with some friends
Our 3 kids :)
@ Parc Omega in Montebello
Our house ! (Obviously the photos are from summer!)
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