Family ID: 2544336

Children: 1 Children, 6 - 10 years old

City: Usingen / Town | More ⇩

Name Carola

State Hesse

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Job Start: Mar 2023 - Apr 2023

Time of stay: 6-18 Months

Last action: 24 days ago

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Welcome Letter to the Au Pair

Hello,
this is Carola with my 5 1/2 year old son Alexander.
We live in Usingen, which is a town with 15.000 people near Frankfurt am Main, in Germany.
With the car its about 20-25 minutes to Frankfurt city centre, but there is also a train station in Usingen.

I was born in Frankfurt and I moved out of the big city to our town because its close to my hometown but has an absolutely beautiful landscape.
When we want to visit my family in Frankfurt or just go into the city to explore or shopping - or when we travel and need the Frankfurt airport, our location is absolutely perfect.
We are living in a childfriendly neighbourhood and Alexander goes to kindergarden every day from the morning 8am until lunchtime. Usually he is having lunch at the kindergarden. The kindergarden is only 2 minutes by feet away from our home.
Alexander will start with primary school in Summer 2024, so we would like to use the free time until then also for travelling.

We do live in our own house, together with our calm and lovely cats. Normally the cats spend a couple of hours per day outside and explore their territory. We are currently thinking about adopting a puppy! :-)

We had a lovely Au-Pair-girl from Ecuador, who stayed with us for 6 months and we had for nearly one year a second home in Ireland and travelled back and forth, so we know how it is to stay in a foreign country and home. You will see that Alexander an I, we are both quite funny, kind and adventurous people. We love animals and travelling.
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Job Description

Alexander is a lovely and smart, open-minded boy. Normally it doesn´t take long for him to connect with new people, doesn´t matter if children or adults.
He loves gardening and painting and to create fantastic buildings with Lego.

Every second weekend he spends Friday to Sunday with his Dad, who lives about 30 minutes away from us. Alexander has as 12 years old sister, who lives with her Mum in Eastern Germany. Her Mom and I do connect well, so we want our children to see each other and arrange common trips. Last summer his sister had spent a whole week of her school holidays with us at our home.

Your tasks would be to help me during the week in the morning, preparing breakfast for people and pets.
Then you have free time, for example to visit your language course.
Later around 2pm ypu pick Alexander up from kindergarden and spend the afternoon with him, helping me with our small garden, preparing dinner and normally 2 times per week we go all together to the supermarket, where Alexander joins us, because he always wants to help - a real gentleman! :-)

One evening per week it would be perfect when you can prepare dinner and bring Alexander to bed, this would allow me to offer my clients late appointments or to meet some clients or friends for dinner. Totally we talk about circa 25-30 hours per week.

Currently Alexander tries out pony riding and takes swim lessons, but he should also practice cycling a bit more. There is a big playground close to our house.

You will have the possibility to visit a language school and I will pay your ticket for bus and train.

For us you will be like a family member and we will treat you like that, Alexander as his older sister and me of course not like your Mum, but as a close friend who is responsible for you and takes this for serious.

We are absolutely communicative and out of that reason it would be absolutely perfect if you are a communicative person as well and that you are really interested in our lifes to become part of a real family member.

For me its absolutely important that you keep your room and bath clean and tidy and that you do not smoke. We have a cleaning woman for our house, but besides that everybody keeps the rooms tidily. Don´t worry, it doesn´t look like a sterile hospital here - I just don´t want to have a messy home ;-)
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Family Information

Family has pets - Yes

Family has pets Yes

Family lives in Town

Parent's Age Group 30-45

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

Nationality German

Languages spoken at home German

Religion No Religion

Importance of religion Not important

Employment Self employed

People living in the house 2

Children's/people's age and gender 5 Year male

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Job Requirements

Driving required - Yes

Working Hours (per week) 25 - 30

Pocket Money of Au Pair (per month) 300 EUR

Salary of Nanny 1500 EUR

Required Gender Female

Duration of Stay 6-18 Months

Earliest Starting Date Mar 2023

Latest Starting Date Apr 2023

Looking for Au Pair and Nanny

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

Children/People to take care of 1

Minimum Childcare Experience 50-100

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, Australian, Bosnian, British, English, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Canadian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Scottish, Spanish, Hungarian

Language Skills
 German, Minimum Beginner (A1)
- or -
 English, Minimum Upper intermediate (B2)

Education Level No preferences

Willing to pay/share the travel costs? no

Required Age 19-28

Accepts Smokers No

Taking care of special needs children/people required No

Taking care of pets required Yes

Swimming required No

Riding a bike required No

The applicant can attend language courses Yes

First Aid Training required No

Driving required Yes

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Family Description

As a self-employed single-mom, the daily life can be sometimes tough, but I am proud to stand on my own feet and have a good lifestyle and to show others, that everything is possible when you are determined and efficient and follow your dreams.
I have my own real estate company with 10 employees and two offices. Alexander loves every member of my company, he grew up with these guys and he often joins a bit of time at my office.

My Mum lives in Frankfurt City, as well as one of my brothers with Alexanders cousins. My other brother and my Dad live close to Bielefeld and Hannover, which is about 3 hours away to drive. We see them periodically when they are here or we drive to their homes.
We love spending time with friends. Our good and close friends are extremely important for us.

Besides that we love on the weekend to explore all the lovely and interesting places in Germany, a lot of beautiful old and modern towns, stunning castles, adventure parks, zoos, and so on... there is a lot to see and we would be delighted to show you our country!

I do love sports (Latinamerican ballroom dancing), running, walking, horse-riding and Gym training and when I travel, I love exploring the people and country. I love cultural events (museums, concerts, theatre) as well as trying out new restaurants and sharing dinner with friends.

We have quite a few Gyms close to our home, a public indoor pool - and of course the beautiful surrounding nature (please google the "Taunus" area to see pictures), where you can go hiking or cycling or you take riding lessons at one of the numerous riding stables in the surrounding area. Also there´s a language school in Usingen and plenty of restaurants and shops.
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Accommodation

Only 2 years ago I renovated the house, which has about 140 squaremetres, kitchen with dining area, a big lounge, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and my office room, as well as a big rooftop terrace, completely on a high standard and transformed it into a jewel.

Here in our home you would have your own, light room with a big window. On the same level is the guest bathroom with rainshower, which would be mainly used by you. Your room has a Queen size sofa bed as well as a work desk, 2 built-in shelfes and a chest of drawers.

We have Wifi at home as well as Amazon Prime TV.

The train station is only 10-15 minutes per feet away and the train drives directly to Frankfurt or to the close neighbourtowns Bad Homburg, Friedrichsdorf, Neu-Anspach and Wehrheim. There is also a bus station only a 5 minutes walk away with connections to the train station or Neu-Anspach, Wehrheim and a few villages in the area.
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