Babysitting opportunity for our little family on Crete Island, Greece



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    ---------This profile is changed due to the change in our family plan from Paros to Crete. The offer is now available for Crete with the new arrangement----------

    Hello beautiful souls,
    We are a little mixed family, Aliana (myself) from Vietnam, my partner Aurelien from France, and 2YO Augustine. We are living in the Athens center - between Ampelokipi and Mets. We will spend 2 months of this summer on Crete island and we would love to welcome you to join us as a part of our family. The previous plan was to be in Paros for 4 months for my work in the summer but it finally didn't work out. Therefore, we moved to plan B and now settled with 2 months on Crete island - June and July 2021. Different from the previous plan, I will not be busy working while Aurelien will be still working from home. We offer you the opportunity of babysitting Augustine, helping out a bit around the house, and staying with us (in a beautiful villa with a garden and lawn in Georgioupoli town by the sea - our place is 380m from the beach and about 4km to Kourna lake - famous and the only freshwater lake in Crete). You will have your own double bed while sharing a room with Augustine. You will also be provided basic meals (with local ingredients) for lunch and dinner. As you know, Crete is famous for its agricultural products. There will not have an allowance as the previous offer on Paros because I will be at home to take care of my son also, and the level of living cost in Crete isn't high as Paros.

    I will need you to help me look after my son in the morning until we finish our lunch. Then, you will help me making the dishes and tidying up the kitchen. After that, I will take over Augustine and you will be free for the rest of the day.
    I will also need you for one day of the week to look after my son after his nap (from early evening/late afternoon), while you will have a complete day off in the week on another day. We will have a schedule of making the house twice a week; I will need your help for once.

    And lastly, with this new arrangement, I can only host 1 workawayer instead of 2 from the last offer and 2 weeks stay minimum.

    Thank you.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - Vietnamese & French cuisine
    - Languages: Vietnamese & French & English
    - Crete experience
    ...and more to be unfolded

    You will be located in a nice place in Crete where there is diversity (check from Google map!). There are plenty of activities not far around.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need help for our 2YO Augustine: look after, take care, communicate in English and play with him (he loves creative play). He is a cool kid, extrovert, sociable, communicative, easy to get along with, loving attention, energetic, and a bit more active. Sometimes, he comes to sit next to you for gossip (in his language of course!) and leaves to continue his play. He loves having someone to interact with. This child has no fear of strangers and most things; that's also why we need to look after and keep aware of him. Except for your day off, this will be every morning until we finish lunch and once a week after his nap.

    ...and a bit around the house: making dishes and tidying up the kitchen after lunch, making the house once a week. With children, it's normally difficult to keep the living space organized but we will try. It doesn't need to be shiny clean but tidy at least.

    It's optional about cooking meals. Up to you! I will be happy to receive your offer of sometimes cooking for us your food/different cuisine from where you are or anywhere around the world. We could exchange what we know and you could teach me. And just so you know, we don't have only a completed kitchen but also a BBQ area made of stone in the garden :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Vietnamese: Fluent
    Greek: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    As we are a mixed family which each member coming from a different part of the world, we will be happy to exchange language with you.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own double bed while sharing a room with my son.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    - Bus stop 80 m away
    - Sandy long beach 380m away
    - Turtle river in 1km
    - Kourna lake in 4km
    - Horse riding in 5km
    - Chania in 40km
    - Rethimno in 28km

    Check from Google map and you will see more...

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes. As my partner works remotely so we could ensure the internet has no issue (the home is a dedicated workspace). However, make sure you could balance between your business and what I need help for, then, I'm cool.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes for cat(s) but dog(s)/other pets we will see :D

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours a week

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