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Hi! In our family there is me (Sarah), Graham, a 10yo girl, a 7yo boy and a 3yo boy. We live in beautiful Chapel Hill area of Brisbane with our dog Cookie, 3 chickens and 2 guinea pigs. I'm a violinist and a teacher, working part-time, and my husband is a lawyer. Our two eldest children are in school and our youngest does some pre-kindy/daycare days.
We are on a nice big block of land with a trampoline and playground that the kids enjoy. You will enjoy your separate downstairs area (bedroom and bathroom) available for a workaway or two. We are about 8km from the Brisbane CBD but have a forest with walking trails at the top of our street, up to the stunning Mt Coot-tha lookout, a visitor must-do, and only 30 mins away by foot! Chapel Hill is a green, family-friendly area and there is a bus at the end of our street. There is great coffee and bakery 3 minutes walk up the road, and the supermarket and bigger shops are a 15 minute walk away.
I am familiar with some Japanese and French, and Graham knows a bit of German. In 2023 our daughter will start learning German at school. The exchange of language and cultures is so beneficial for the children, they love learning new words and traditions from our previous workawayers. We have especially loved learning Japanese with a recent workawayer.
We are looking for help with child-minding, cooking and cleaning, dog-walking, garden maintenance and tidying, and just general help running our busy family and household! Ideally, our workawayer has experience working with children and can show initiative and creativity to keep things running smoothly at home.
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We are in a unique part of the world and Brisbane is a unique city in Australia. We are close to the city yet the suburb is quiet, green and leafy. We are close to beautiful bush reserves, and we are in between the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, both accessible by train as well as car. We have hiking trails at the top of our street which lead all around Mt Coot-tha. Our way of life is outdoor based and we love to just go for walks around our neighbourhood. Having children is a plus as they love to play and will embrace you whole heartedly when you spend time with them. We love looking at our world map and telling the kids about where we have been, so to meet people and learn their cultures would be so educational for all of us!
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We mainly need assistance with the kids and running the house. We would love some help in our house with the kids, eg. helping with their homework and music practice, playing with them after school, or helping with extra-curricular activities (ballet, piano, cricket, soccer)
Around the house, our animals need food and water each day, plus a walk for the dog and a clean chicken coop. If you are able to help with cooking and baking that would be a big plus. We have a never ending pile of laundry so I'd like help to keep on top of the washing, hanging and folding! Jobs around the house could include weeding, tidying and sorting indoor and outdoor play areas, vacuuming and mopping, cleaning the car.
If you are a handy person we can find projects for you to do - eg. at the moment we'd like to put some new fencing up to extend the chicken run at the side of the house, and we have a deck and play ground which needs oiling and maintenance.
Above all, we are looking for someone who loves to play with kids and understands them. You will enjoy being in a noisy, happy, busy family and take the imitative to join in with whatever needs doing that day!
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We live in a double storey brick and wooden house. The family all live upstairs. Downstairs is your bedroom and bathroom which are separate and lockable. You also have your own external door.
Also downstairs is the main kids play area, a home office area, and the laundry (shared.
In your time off you can walk to the summit of Mt Coot-tha and take in the beautiful view of Brisbane city. You could catch a bus to the city and explore the Botanical Gardens or take a City Cat up the river to walk along Southbank. We have bikes, so you could just bike around our area on the many bike paths.
We are really hoping to find someone who is bright, energetic, loves kids, loves being part of a family and loves helping busy parents with a variety of household tasks.
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Our family already has a dog, chickens and guinea pigs! Happy to have another dog around as long as they are well trained and are safe with children and chickens.
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