Helping hand in an one-parent-family-household in Zürich-Oerlikon, Switzerland

  • Switzerland
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  • Last activity: 07/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi! I (Jackie) am living with my almost 5-years-old daughter in Oerlikon, about 5km away from the main city center of Zürich (20 min by public transport or bicycle). It is a urban area, we are living in a rented flat of a housing corporation with car and bike rental, indoor and outdoor playground, free co working space, cafe place and more. There are a few parks around. With the bicycle you can go to the lakes, rivers, and other places around Zürich. The airport is also around 25min with the bicycle away (14 min by public transport). I am an Outdoor person and like to be outside during my free time. I am working as a teacher in economics and law.

    I would love someome helping hand in the household, cooking (vegetarian) and taking care of my daughter sometimes in the evening so i can attend sports. I am not good with indoor decoration and handwork. Maybe you could help me with some indoor ideas (or you have some ideas for me to realize).

    Looking for workawayers for your message!

    - At the moment, i dont host anyone as life is keeping us busy and theres not much help needed (luckily, we have the best neighbours ever). But just try if you think we would be a good fit -

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can show you around in Zürich and give you recommendations for trips around Switzerland. We can cook together, i could teach you the language, be in nature, do sport activities, etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    - Mondays and fridays: I need to leave for work on 7.30 am, but my daughters kindergarten accepts the children from 08.00 until 08.20 am. You'd eat breatfast with my then 5-year-old and bring her to kindergarten which is in the opposite building.
    - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: I'd like to attend training from 6 pm until 7.30 pm which is closeby. Youd take care of my daughter and eat dinner with her. I probably would like to join training another additional day, but we can discuss, which day you prefer.
    - While you take care of my daughter, you can do handicraft with her, do baking, play puzzles/games, teach her a language (englisch)

    - Cooking dinner for all of us, dinner time around 6.30 pm.
    - Cleaning the apartment (you can schedule by yourself)
    - Helping to indoor decorate my appartment (for example: Id like to have a shelf in the kitchen)
    - Fixing things (bicycle etc.) -> if you fix the bicycle, you can use it during your stay

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Russian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'd like to improve my French, Spanish and Russian. I'd like to learn some Hebrew.

  • Accommodation


    One room

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I dont have Wifi at home because I can use my neighbors Wifi (for TV) and I have mobile data for my phone. But we have a open working space next door with free wifi where you can login. I prefer female workawayers but i am also open for small families to host :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2-3 hours a day

Host ref number: 925783548817

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