Family ID: 1518859

Children: 3 Children, 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old

City: Birri de Barva / Countryside | More ⇩

Name Mandy

State Nonapplicable

Postal code Only Premium members

Job Start: Mar 2020 - Apr 2020

Time of stay: >1 year

Last action: 1 Days Ago

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Welcome Letter to the Au Pair

Dear future Au Pair/new family member, we are a mixed Costa Rican/USA family, with 3 incredible boys aged 6, 5, and 3. We live in a beautiful rural paradise, in the mountains outside of the city. It takes about 30 minutes to get to downtown Heredia. We love nature and learning languages. We speak English and Spanish fluently, and I (the hostmom), am a language teacher. We are learning German, and while the boys speak very well, my German is only passable. My husband is an electrician who speaks Spanish and English. The boys are all in school during the day, and for the moment, my husband is working in the USA. We want to give you an incredible year, and are happy to help you find different activities that you can participate in such as dance classes, language courses, joining a local gym, cooking classes, volunteering, etc. Fridays are always family days and you can choose to participate with us or to do your own thing. We try to be as flexible and accomodating as possible. We try to be the best people that we can be, but we are human. Sometimes we yell, cry, and show other signs of being 100% real human, non-perfect people. However, we always try to grow and learn from our mistakes, and improve ourselves. We look forward to giving you a loving, interesting, fun and multi-cultural experience and to learning lots from you.
There are many language courses in Heredia. We recommend Intercultura, and they allowed our previous Au Pair do a work/study type program there.
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Job Description

We are looking for someone mainly to help our kids learn languages through playing, story-telling, and fun activities. The kids are young, and we all speak English and Spanish fluently. The kids speak pretty good German, but continued practice would definitely be beneficial. My German is passable, but not excellent. The kids are interested in learning Portuguese and French, and they are little sponges. They learn very easily through play, songs, games, reading, etc. I am also looking for someone who is willing to help out with all things related to the kids and household during regular work hours, such as helping get them ready for school, ready for bed, preparing their clothes for the next day, and performing basic household chores like cleaning up, doing dishes, laundry, etc. We are a loving family, and will try to give our au pair a wonderful year, with varied cultural experiences and all the support needed. We provide a private bedroom with a private bathroom, food, internet, and we give support and assistance wherever possible. We ask you to work a 35 hour workweek and I will be at home during your work hours at least 90% of the time. You must maintain your own private insurance coverage. We pay $250USD per MONTH. We are happy to help you figure out different activities and experiences that you can participate in during your stay.
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Family Information

Family has pets - Yes

Family has pets Yes

Family lives in Countryside

Parent's Age Group 20-35

Are you a single parent? No, our family has two parents

Nationality Costarican

Languages spoken at home English, German, Spanish

Religion No Religion

Importance of Religion Not important

Occupation Language Teacher

People living in the house 5

Children's/People's age and gender 6 year old boy
5 year old boy
3 year old boy

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Job Requirements

Earliest Starting Date Mar 2020

Latest Starting Date Apr 2020

Duration of Stay >1 year

Looking for Au Pair

Children's/People's Age 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old

Children/People to take care of 3

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 Gender No Preferences

Preferred Nationalities Brazilian, Canadian, French, German, Portuguese

Required Language Skills No preferences

Required Education Level No preferences

Working Hours (per week) 30 - 35

Pocket Money (per month) 250 USD

Willing to pay/share travel expenses? no

Required Age 18-70

Accepts Smokers No

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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You will have your own private bedroom with an attached private bathroom. There is internet. We will provide all your meals and pay you $250USD per month.