Farming Farmily Seeks Short Term Au Pair

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Payment: $180/wk + board/food Location: Hororata, Rakaia
Region: Christchurch & Canterbury Experience: Limited Experience Necessary

We are looking for a fun caring person to join our family over the busy calving period to ensure our 3 children (5 and 4 years and  6 months old) are happy and healthy. The position would be for 2 months starting at the end of July. We live on a dairy farm near Hororata (45 minutes drive from Christchurch airport and Ashburton). The Mt Hutt ski field, Rakaia Gorge and walks around Lake Coleridge are all a short drive away.

There will be times when you will be caring for the children indepentently while I work on the farm or in the office. The total hours worked per week will be approximately 20 - 25.

Your duties will include: 1) Supervising/Playing with the children, Bathing and Changing nappies for the children. 2) Meal preparation and feeding the children, 3) Driving children to or from bus/pre-school, 4) House keeping, laundry and running errands.

You will need to be energetic, fun and patient. The children love being active and getting outdoors. We have a pony which the kids love riding.

We are looking for someone who has experience caring for children independently, has a full drivers license, has knowledge of basic first aid, has good spoken english, has a good work ethic and friendly. We may ask you to complete a first aid course which we will pay for.

This position is live in. You will either have your own room in our house with access to your own lounge space at night or a room in one of our farm houses. Accomodation, food and amenities (including unlimited internet) will be provided along with paid wages fortnightly. You will also have use of a car on your days off.

 If you are interested please contact us with your details/CV and references.