We are looking for someone part time to help with our 2 children, age 8 and 5, on Tuesdays 12-6.30, Thursdays 2-5.30 and Fridays 9am-6pm.
A bit about us: we are a warm, friendly, relaxed family who like being outdoors. We play with our children, and enjoy time together.
Our children are educated at home. We spend a lot of time in our area, playing outside, in the woods, making things, meeting friends, going to home education groups, going to events or restaurants. We meet up with other home educating families, go to playgroups, days out. The children play happily for hours - arts/crafts/nature/fairies (which they still believe are real) and dancing. Our daughter (8) can be bubbly and loud but also enjoys plenty of quiet time, our son (5) is extremely jolly and energetic!
We would like you to be very gentle and kind, honest, fun loving, organised and happy to work hard when needed and to pitch in.
We believe in Respectful Parenting and do not believe in punishment or authoritarian behaviour with children. We include our children in gentle discussions about everything including kindness to others and cooperation and believe they are helpful to us, as we are to them, due to understanding, not behaviour techniques or adults forcing rules, or reward schemes. Both our children are very happy and kind and we are very proud of them. If this works for you we would LOVE to hear from you :) ...
I had spine surgery over 2 years ago, and although I am fine with most things now, I still need some help with lifting, tidying and running around after the children.
We have a cleaner 2 days a week, so we definitely do not expect you to be a cleaner! However we would like you to be helpful and proactive with tidying up around the house, the kitchen, sweeping the floor if needed after the children have eaten, running any errands, and tidying up lots of toys!
Some simple cooking is required, nothing complicated and I am happy to show you. We are vegetarian but eat fish.
Liking animals would be helpful as we have 3 mice, 5 chickens and are about to get a dog. Walking the dog with the children will be needed some days.
The children like to play a lot indoors and in the garden obviously, there is also a lovely park around the corner. I may ask you to take them to a woodland social meet-up group on a Friday in the future once they are settled with you.
My husband often works from home on Fridays but he is pretty much upstairs all day, appearing occasionally!
Good level of spoken English and National Insurance Number is needed.
Hourly rate depending on experience.
Thank you and we look forward to meeting you
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