Family ID: 1984007

Children: 2 Children, 6 - 10 years old

City: Billingshurst / Town | More ⇩

Name Brett

State West Sussex

Postal code Only Premium members

Job Start: Jul 2022 - Jul 2022

Time of stay: 2-24 Months

Last action: 16 hours ago

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Hi au pair :_)

We are a 3 member family looking for an au pair to join us for one or possibly two months (July and August) in summer 2022. We currently have an au pair from February to the end of June.

We are looking for a big sister type female between the ages of 18-29 that has experience of looking after other children or has small sisters of their own so is familiar with young kids.

The kids live with me (Dad) 50% of the time which is about 15 days a month which includes two weekends a month. The actual days change each month. The other 15 days (50%) they spend with their mum who lives not far away. This means the au pair would have plenty of time to do their own thing and explore the area, study or visit friends etc.

We are a happy host family but just need a little extra help with some of the basic tasks and jobs.

We live in a 4 bedroom detached house in a small cul de sac on the edge of a small town in the countryside. It is a new house so already very clean and tidy.

There are lots of parks and countryside nearby including a gym, main shops and some local pubs/restaurants and a short train journey to busier towns or London.

The au pair will have a small double bedroom with built in wardrobe and new double bed. Very clean and cosy.
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Job Description

Monday to Friday (School term);
Kids wake up at 7am
Breakfast 7-8am
Leave for school by car 8am
Arrive at school 8.15am
Return home 8.45am
Tidy house/clean
Prepare dinner
Collect kids by car between 3.40pm and 5.45pm depending on the day and activities
Weekend:
Wake up whenever
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Homework
Activities/go out/visit friends or family
No schedule - just whatever we decide or what we have in the diary such as birthday parties, shopping, jobs etc
Holiday Periods:
Similar to weekends but we normally go away to visit family in the UK for 4/7 days at a time and the au pair would be expected to join. Only UK trips at the moment so within the UK and always to visit family so fun and easy going.

This au pair role will be quite light touch. When the kids are at home (which is a small number of hours in the weekday evenings and a modest number of hours in the weekend) I would expect the au pair to be fully prepared to help get ready for school (breakfast, clothes, hair, school bags, teeth cleaning etc). Depending on whether the au pair has a driving license, at some point potentially drop the kids to school by car but not initially, so not essential. Then spend a little time in the house tidying up and doing some basic cleaning. Because the house is so new it is extremely easy to clean and quick. If we keep it tidy and clean as we go each day it will never take more than 30mins a day. The rest of your day is then free!

Then once the kids are back home help prepare dinner, prepare school bags for the next day, possibly manage the kids clothes washing and drying (super simple as normally done on a Friday or Saturday morning once a week) and then help prepare for the evening into bed time. Maybe read with the girls to help them improve.

At weekends if the kids are not at home you are free to do as you wish. If the kids are at home help with any food preparation (breakfast, lunch or dinner) maybe do a little shopping here and there for basic food items, a little tidying and cleaning and sometimes join us to do some family activities like swimming, visiting the parks, beach etc. I don't expect the au pair to replace the Dad at the weekends. The dad wants to spend time with his kids at the weekend. The au pair should always be ready and prepared to help and join in if the kids are at home and so to be "on duty" but the au pair will not be expected to look after the kids from 8am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. For example the Dad may wish to go for a run for an hour and need the au pair to be fully engaged to help out. This arrangement will need a little flexibility and a trial to get it to work smoothly but not complicated or difficult.

Pocket money will be set at £75 per week but obviously the au pair is only really required 50% of the time so a good arrangement for both the au pair and the host family. Depending on the successful candidate and circumstances I would be prepared to help with some ad hoc travel costs.

Cleaning and tidying is really the normal items such as hoovering, sweeping, dusting, keeping the surfaces clear and clean, sometimes do a little more deep clean in the bathrooms or kitchens but again because it is a new property everything is perfectly clean already. Just needs to be maintained that way.

We are not religious. We do not have any allergies, special dietary requirements or follow any ceremonial customs. No special needs. No learning disabilities. We do not smoke. We do not have drugs or use/take drugs. We do have alcohol in the house and drink alcohol occasionally maybe on special occasions. The Dad and the Mum are separated but have a stable, civilised relationship so the Mum is still a part of the family albeit does not live with the Dad and kids. We are pretty easy going, harmonious, chilled and happy as a family and would like someone to fit into our life with us with little disruption. We want the au pair to enjoy their stay, explore and visit friends and family and feel like they are a part of our family and not to feel trapped or taken advantage of. To be happy and helpful.
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Family Information


Family has pets No

Family lives in Town

Parent's Age Group 40-55

Are you a single parent? Yes, I am a single father

Nationality English

Languages spoken at home English

Religion No Religion

Importance of religion Not important

Employment Business owner

People living in the house 3

Children's/people's age and gender Female 6&8

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Job Requirements


Working Hours (per week) 25 - 30

Pocket Money of Au Pair 340 GBP

Preferred Gender Female

Duration of Stay 2-24 Months

Earliest Starting Date Jul 2022

Latest Starting Date Jul 2022

Looking for Au Pair

Children's/People's Age 6 - 10 years old

Children/People to take care of 2

Minimum Childcare Experience No preferences

We need a tutor who can teach

How old are the students the Tutor should teach?

We need assistance and support in

Preferred Nationalities American - USA, Austrian, British, Canadian, Costarican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgian, Malaysian, Mexican, New Zealander, Norwegian, Omani, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Roman, Romanian, Scottish, Singaporean, Slovak, Slovenian, South-African, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh

Required Language Skills Good

Required Education Level High school

Willing to pay/share the travel costs? Yes

Required Age 18-29

Accepts Smokers Yes, not at home

Taking care of special needs children/people required No

Taking care of pets required No

Swimming required No

Riding a bike required No

The applicant can attend language courses Yes

First Aid Training required No

Driving required No

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Accommodation

We live in a 4 bedroom detached house in a small cul de sac on the edge of a small town in the countryside. It is a new house so already very clean and tidy.

There are lots of parks and countryside nearby including a gym, main shops and some local pubs/restaurants and a short train journey to busier towns or London.

The au pair will have a small double bedroom with built in wardrobe and new double bed. Very clean and cosy.

We live in the South East UK countryside in a small town very near to a main train line station that takes 60mins to get into London. The journey is simple, easy and safe. We are about 30mins drive to the sea side.

Our area isn't too exciting but is very well positioned so that you can easily get around by car or by train and explore the region. It is a chilled area though and safe and peaceful.
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