We are a family of 4 living in the beautiful countryside just 3km from a small village which has bus links to Maynooth/Dublin and Galway/Mullingar/Sligo. We would like to welcome a kind Au Pair into our home from January 2020 to help mind our 2 daughters. Our eldest is 3.5years old and our baby will be 1 in April. The first 3 months would be very flexible as I (mother) do not return to work until end March. The priority during this time will be for the children to get comfortable with the Au Pair and vice versa so that my return to work is an easy transition for all. This time will also allow the Au Pair to settle in to the area.
Thereafter the children will need to be minded 3 or 4 days per week. Duties will include preparing breakfast and lunch, helping baby sleep (may require going for walks), and playing educational games (role play, books, arts and crafts, singing, games, dancing, outdoor exploration). Our eldest attends playschool 3 afternoons per week (will increase to 5 days from Sept 2020) so will need to be brought and collected (it's just next door). There will just be some light housework duties related to the children including cleaning after meals and tidying away toys.
We are looking for someone who is patient and respectful of children and has previous experience minding young children. We have a gentle parenting approach which involves NO punishments/threats/bribery/time outs. If you are like minded and think this position interests you, please get in touch.