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We are a monoparental family living in a very nice Barcelona suburb, Sant Esteve de Palautordera, within the Montseny Biosphere Reserve. There is an older daughter aged 19, two boys, Arnau 17, Jan 14, and Ricard 49, the father, who is a Paediatrician. And also our dog Bruna 8.
Mother lives within walking distance and the children spend half of their time with each parent, on an alternate weekdays/alternate weekends basis.
We live in a very nice detached house in a very peaceful neighborhood, near the forest, the river and two horse riding farms. We live half an hour away from Barcelona by car and there's public transport within walking distance that reaches the Barcelona city center and all the region. Our village is full of very active young people.
In the house there is a piano, a swimming pool, a basketball "court" and a home cinema setting that we like to share.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We lived short periods in England and California and we are fortunate to have friends from different parts of the world. We all speak English, Spanish and some French although the main language at home is Catalan, so we adapted the family language as needed during the five awesome au pair experiences that we have had. Father is a Dr and a Professor always ready to teach those interested on his professional or amateur fields.
The boys are very responsible, you will be expected to interact and play with them in English and maybe teach your native language to them. We also would need that you do some house chores, petting our dog and caring the garden. It's about 10-20 hours a week, so also a lot of free time.
Catalan, Spanish and English fluent, some French and father and daughter learning German
Large room with a desk, one private bathroom.
All meals at home and all meals on family trips that you liked to join will be free for you. I expect your collaboration on shopping and cooking shared meals as my children do.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week