Experience a true Italian family life while taking care of our kids teaching English, in a historical town - Parma, North Italy

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  • Last activity: 13 Dec 2022



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    My name is Simona, I work mainly as a graphic designer and architect, but I also help my husband (Marco) at our insurance refunder office.
    We have 2 boys aged 7 and 11. I should also mention that we have a water turtle (Telemaco) who is also part of the family, living in our garden.

    We are very easy going people. We love meeting people and different cultures.
    We are looking forward to finding a really nice, friendly and polite girl.
    The person will mainly help us to play with our children and at the same time speak with them in English.
    We look for someone interested in being part of our family and help us to improve our kids' English.

    We prefer English mother tongues as we wish for our 2 boys to become bi-lingual or at least very fluent.
    The help required is normally in the afternoon (during the morning they attend school) and/or evening (not so often).
    *** For the next Summer School Holidays we will need help in the morning while both my husband and I are at the office.

    Our house is in a very quiet area, we live in a large flat with 3 bedrooms (one will be for only you!) and a cute garden where we like to have dinners and relaxing time during summer.

    We live in Parma a historical town in North Italy close to many cultural and natural places and attractions. Parma is an elegant city of around 200.000 inhabitants located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Its center is rich in art, parks, and treasures from different ages. Parma is famous for its food, wine flavors and its variable surrounding landscape with small villages full of history and liveliness, medieval castles and picturesque countryside.
    A bike is available to explore the area, (there are bike paths around our house and it takes only about 10 min cycling to arrive in the center of Parma).
    Our house is in a very quiet area, we live in a large flat with 3 bedrooms (one will be for only you!) and a cute garden where we like to have dinners and relaxing time during summer.

    If you would like a long stay in a wonderful city allowing you to easily travel all around Italy and Europe, please write to us!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Parma is a very nice and historic town, and we live in a very quite area. We would like to offer the possibilities to young people to travel and make experiences abroad as we also like to do.

    We like art, architecture, music, nature, cooking and eating together, going to the seaside and to the mountains, welcome friends.

    We would be happy to learn from you about your country and we would be happy to show you Italian culture, helping you learning italian language, cusine,...

    We like spending time with our guest, but we are flexible and we know that private and peaceful moments are important.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We are looking for an English (native preferred) speaking person who helps us in taking care of kids speaking English with them to improve their language skills.
    Children are going to school so that you will have all the mornings free*. All weekends free too and you can choose to stay with us and join us in our activities or go to visit other cities.
    * During Summer holidays you will have all afternoons free.

    Our two boys love drawing, Lego, playing tennis, basketball and game boards.

    Minimum stay for 4 weeks.

    We have a housekeeper, so we only ask you to leave kitchen and bath tidy and clean after use.
    Help us in preparing dinner and lunches together, set up and clean up the table like everyone of the family will do.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a small sunny single bedroom for you, with a large door window on the garden and shared bathroom (we reccomend our hosts alway to keep bathroom and shower clean and tidy up after use).
    Free wifi - no limits.
    We offer a bike to cycle around the city and the surrounding area.

    We are also looking forward to dinners together. On your free days and at lunch you will either eat with us, cook on your own or go out, the way it pleases you most, just giving us prior notice.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is close to the city center and to the railway station. You can reach both in 10-15 minutes by bus or by bike. The nearest Mall is about 900 mt from our house, easy to reach by an easy walk along the cycling path (10 min.) or cycling (5 minutes). We live in a green area with walking/cycling paths.

    The surrounding area around Parma is plenty of beautiful castles, the most famous is Torrechiara.

    Our city is known around the world for the Parma Ham and for the Parmesan cheese (Parmigiano), it's possible to know more about these two products, visiting their museums and factories.

    If you'd like to have a daily/week-end trip you can take the train and go to: Milan (1,30 hr), Bologna (1 hr), Venice (2,30 hrs), Verona (2,30 hrs), Florence (3 hrs), Rome (4 hrs),....

    By Italian law, we are required to inform the local authorities of the presence of any guest staying with us.
    If you choose to spend some time with us, we will need a copy of your IDENTITY CARD to include in the declaration of hospitality.
    Non-EU citizens can only spend 90 days in the Schengen area (of which Italy is a member state).
    If they intend to spend more than 90 days in Italy (or any other Schengen country), they will need a visa.
    The visa can only be obtained from an Italian consulate located in their country of origin prior to departure and it is essential to apply for a permit to stay in Italy.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Host ref number: 959625465969

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