Come and help out with childcare in a vibrant and diverse area of West Auckland, New Zealand

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Nova Zelândia

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    Última atividade

    05/09/2022

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    83.3 %

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    dentro 13 dias

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    Good Host
 
  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 mês

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Come and experience life out in Glen Eden West Auckland, gateway to the Waitakere Ranges and Karekare, Piha beach.


    Kerri is as Kiwi as they come, and works as an Early Childhood teacher for Play and Learn in one of Auckland glorious and oldest parks Cornwall Park.

    She has been teaching for 20 years and has lots of experience and knowledge.


    Kiwi's love to use the BBQ if the weather is nice and cook outside and relax with a beverage so that is a fun part of summer.

    When she is not working you may find her in the garden or running errands for the kids or reading, or fixing stuff in her shed.
    This summer is almost over but Autumn is very lovely too, and our house has an internal heating system for winter.

    Aniela is 8 now she is a very happy go lucky young lady, she is very kind and energetic, she loves languages, she is learning Polish and Te Reo Māori and NZSL sign language.
    She rides her bike, loves to dance around, swim, play on monkey bars and has many friends.
    Also I don't like people drawing for her, if you draw for a child they can become less confident about their own drawing.
    I also don't like colouring books with template or worksheets.
    Ive bought her up to reuse, repurpose, and be creative.

    Lukasz is about to turn 6, his favourite pastimes are jumping and generally living life on the edge, but he also has a very serious side, he loves to draw comic books, make blue prints for designs and construct with cardboard and wood he also likes riding and scootering, and swimming.
    He is an innovative boy, he is musical, and big on ideas.
    You must be able to try to respect his ideas, and have sound reasoning skills and be able to compromise, he has been bought up to reason and problem solve.
    I don't believe children learn by being told everything that can go wrong in life, let them make mistakes and learn how to fix those mistakes and there is a pretty high chance they will be active thinkers that don't repeat those mistakes.

    Both kids are pretty busy with school, ,they also attend Polish classes on a Saturday but also just love adventure and down time.
    Our children help with everything, they unpack groceries, are responsible for their rooms, help in the garden, fix stuff, they are independent.
    Every second weekend they are with their Dad in the city, he would also welcome you to come and go on adventures with them.

    We have 2 cats, they are crazy lovely.


    Kerri's Dad helps out with childcare as well, Ian's passions are travel and he is widely travelled chances are he has been to your homeland.
    He also used to teach English as a second language and would be helpful with travel tips.
    He has also worked in the car industry all his life and has only just retired, so he has helped workaways find a car.
    If you have time to listen his stories are elaborative.
    My Mum loves animals and has dogs and shows them in dog shows and does agility, you will see a bit of my parents if my dad is not away traveling.

    We like to think we are really easy going and friendly and would make anyone feel at home and relaxed.
    We don't have many house rules, just be open and communicate and be honest.

    The kids Dad Mieszko lives in an apartment in the city, he is an expert on Urban development and infrastructure and transportation and transport planing as well as leadership.
    He also loves football, he is English/Polish/Irish heritage you will see him around around from time to time

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Jardinagem
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    To the West of Glen Eden is Oratia where you will find farmers markets and vineyards, To the East is New Lynn with trendy eateries and shopping malls.
    Southwest is a Suburb called Titirangi.
    West Auckland has stunning Fauna and Flora and trees, it is a diverse area with so much to offer.
    The beaches are spectacular if you have transport.
    We are not far from the centre of Glen Eden with local shops and a 15 m walk to the train station, bus services at the end of our road.
    There is so much to do and see in Auckland, we don't consider ourselves close to Auckland CBD, but its only 40 minutes on a train.
    We have an Auckland transport Hop card set up for you to use on your time here, its Kerri's so she will share it and top it up sometimes.
    I'm sure you could learn a thing or two about Infrastructure and Urban town planning from Mieszko and he will chew your ear off if you want to talk about football, and from Kerri Learn about Children's development and why children are becoming risk adverse and what skills children need to survive nowadays to grow up to be contributing to society.
    Auckland is a vibrant diverse town, if you are open to learning then you can learn what ever you want.
    We have close friends in the neighbourhood, and I think you learn by listening to people and hearing their stories.

    It could all just be really fun...... come stay awhile we are open to someone staying awhile.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    You main role would be to take Aniela and Lukasz to school Wednesdays and Fridays and pick up after, the school is 10 minutes walk away.

    Also general help around the house is appreciated.

    The children have been learning Polish so if you speak Polish then we would love to teach them some more, us as well.

    Cooking wise, you would make dinner on a Monday and a Wednesday. We typically have a food box that has all the food and recipes of how to cook the meal.
    We don't have much in the way of foods with sugar in the house but they can have treats on weekends and I don't mind if you buy your own sweets but you have to keep them in your room and not eat them in front of the kids.



    We will provide basic food, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, breakfast and Lunch in NZ is very casual and you just find your own from what we have.
    I don't drink coffee, sorry you have to provide your own.
    There are usually plenty of leftover in the fridge for lunch.
    Kiwi's do not have a big sit down lunch, we will eat out in the garden, or grab some food to take with us or mostly forget to eat lunch.
    I hear that is different from other cultures.
    Most workaways enjoy using our kitchen, it has lots of space.


    I am trying to use a refill station for most baking ingredients, like flour, baking powder, cleaning products, so if a container of rice or something gets low please tell me before it runs out.
    If you like to bake please bake for us, id love that.


    Kerri has worked as a Nanny in England and America in her past before kids we know what it means to be a good host and enable a workaday to develop there own life away from home and have days where we won't need you at all, it would be just about achieving a balance between us all to keep everyone happy.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Maori: Iniciante
    Polonês: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    It’s is so beneficial to be exposed to new languages I love this for my children. We would love to learn more Polish and begin learning Spanish.

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    Single dwelling house Small study off the garage with desk and chair, single bed wardrobe, Internet, tv, your own access through the garage if you want but most people just use the main access with us.
    You would share a bathroom with the children with a bath and a shower.
    You could help keep it clean.
    There is a fridge in the garage as well for your drinks and any special foods you buy. The garage has carpet and it is very cosy.
    We like all food but Aniela is diary intolerant so she has rice milk and olive oil spread.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    It would be ideal to have someone very responsible and independent and with initiative when it comes to caring for our house.
    We have lovely indoor and outdoor spaces so just treat it as your home and look after it.
    Mindfullness is a must, someone that is Able to think about others and has maybe come from a big family and has a lot to teach us as well. Must be female.
    We want to learn from you, teach us your language.
    We are so close to the train and bus services I imagine they would like to just go off and explore but we do have a car if you are a confident driver over 25, any younger and you are not insured on our policy.

    There is a great initiative called EcoMatters and they have a hub in New Lynn where you can purchase sustainable products, this is where I refill my shampoo and conditioner and cleaning products.
    They also have a bike hub where you could buy a cheap bike or go to fix your bicycle and access free use of tools and maps, this is where my children have got there bikes from.
    Google them.
    Ecco matter and bike hub New Lynn

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We are down a long drive so there is ample room, but no turning space so as long as you can reverse well, all good.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    1

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicação: (4.5)







Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 487157335297