We are currently a family of 5 although we are expecting another baby in December 2015. We live in the beautiful suburb of Beaumont which is approx 7km to the centre of Adelaide city. We live in an area with great bush walking and bike riding tracks. There is a bus stop 100m from our home that takes you directly to Adelaide city. Both parents are professionals who also love spending time with their children and take a very hands on approach. The au pair will mainly need to care for one or two children on the days that the mother works. At this stage that is 3 days a week currently Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Preparing meals like sandwiches and pasta for the children will be required, as will some light house duties such as washing clothes though no ironing! We are a loving down to earth family who love spending time outdoors, bike riding and camping. We live in a large 4 bedroom 3 toilet home where the au pair will have her own room, board, TV, Wifi and desk for studying. She would share a bathroom with the children.
We are looking for someone to become a part of our family and to be looked upon as a big sister by our children. The au pair is required to assist our children to become respectful, independent and caring individuals, and as such the au pair need only guide and help them to do things for themselves. The au pair will be solely responsible for looking after one or two of the children 3 days of the week whilst the mother works. Help in the afternoons with basic homework for the older children (listening to reading and help with maths) would be appreciated. A drivers licence is not required as we live within walking distance to parks and a kindergarten. This position would suit someone studying either Early Childhood Education, Psychology and any Allied Health area where the individual would like to work predominantly in paediatrics. The au pair will have weekends off (although 1 or 2 weekend evening a month of babysitting would be much appreciated) and 2 days during the week off (currently Monday and Tuesday).
This position includes room and board, and negotiated pocket money for the week.