Family ID: 1335742

Children:: 2 Children:, 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old

City: Carcassonne / Town | More ⇩

Name Matt

State Occitanie

Postal code Only Premium members

Job Start: Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Time of stay: 10-12 months

Last action: 26 Jul 2019

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Hi, we are a bilingual French/English family looking for an au pair for an immediate start for June July August and September 2019 (or much longer) who would live-in with us at our home and holiday-let business in Carcassonne, France. Duties to include babysitting 2 bilingual French/English children 4 yrs girl and 7 yrs boy Tuesday to Saturday nights. Mother works in an Irish bar from 19h to 03h. The au pair would have Sunday and Monday off and most other days free to explore… or learn French… or get a day job in the local medieval castle (plenty of restaurants or hotels). Inclusion in family excursions, camping, beach, historic sites, nature hikes... Bed and board plus weekly pocket-money. Use of the pool between guest check-ins. Would suit someone with an interest in France/French (or looking to improve their English) who is on holidays from school/college, on gap year or sabattical, or a retiree. Mother is Irish from Tipperary. Father is British from London. Father works in London three weeks out of four. Possibility for au pair to remain in the house or to leave when father is present. More info available in private message if interested. CV and references will be required.
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Job Description

our duties will involve:

1. Being in sole charge of the two children from 18h30 to 03h00 Tuesday to Saturday included

This will involve:

supervising the eating of the evening meal prepared by the mother/father

supervising the bedtime routine: ensuring that they are showered or bathed, have gone to the lavatory, brushed their teeth and are safely supervised throughout this process, and are settled in to bed with a story and a hug by 20h30 at the latest

taking our son (a heavy sleeper) to the lavatory twice during the night; usually at 10pm and again at midnight. Changing his bedding and pyjamas if an accident occurs and putting on a wash of the soiled items

keeping the children and yourself quiet so as not to disturb the gite guests (no shouting, banging, noisy toys, loud music or TV, no loud phonecalls or conversations)

washing up the dinner dishes and wiping down dinner table, a quick tidy-up of toys before bed (you can involve the children in this)

remaining in the house with the children for the entire time the mother is absent…except for an emergency such as a gas leak/fire when you will need to evacuate the house

once they are asleep in bed, you can read, use the internet, study French/English, watch a movie, write a novel, call home, go to bed… during this time. No receiving visitors. No smoking in the house. Check on the children often.

disciplining the children when necessary and in an appropriate fashion; 5 mins in the naughty corner, or sending to bed 10 mins early, or confiscating a favourite toy.

2. Other tasks
possibly some help with giving them breakfast in the mornings (my wife works nights)

ensuring that they are safe if playing outside in the garden when on duty

keeping them away from all the usual household hazards such as the stove, any pans cooking or boiling water, electrical sockets, the pool, climbing on furniture, and stopping any other dangerous behaviour, no access to the road….

generally helping look after the children on a daily basis and on shopping trips

encouraging them to read, create art or play board games or play active games instead of sitting in front of the telly!
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Family Information


Family has pets No

Family lives in Town

Parent's Age Group 30-45

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

Nationality Irish

Languages spoken at home English, French

Religion No Religion

Importance of Religion Not important

Occupation Bar owner and production journalist

People living in the house Up to four (husband away for work)

Children's/People's age and gender Son aged seven and daughter aged four.

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Job Requirements

Swimming required - Yes
Riding a bike required - Yes
First Aid Training required - Yes

Earliest Starting Date Jun 2019

Latest Starting Date Jul 2019

Duration of Stay 10-12 months

Looking for Au Pair

Preferred Gender Female

Preferred Nationalities British, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Scottish, Welsh

Required Language Skills Good

Minimum Childcare Experience 50-100

Required Education Level High school

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

Children/People to take care of 2

Working Hours (per week) 35 - 40

Pocket Money (per month) 100 EUR

Willing to pay/share travel expenses? -

Required Age 18-28

Accepts Smokers No

Taking care of special needs children/people required No

Taking care of pets required No

Swimming required Yes

Riding a bike required Yes

The Au Pair can attend language courses No

First Aid Training required Yes

Driving required No

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Accommodation

You would have your own room in the house. Toilet and shower facilities shared with family. Wifi access.
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