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Childcare Methven Area

Payment: Accommodation & Paid ($19)
Location: Mid Canterbury
Region: Christchurch & Canterbury
Experience: No Experience Necessary
Listing Added: 02/07/2020

Want a childcare job that's a great base to travel the South Island, with close access to snow with flexibility to go up the mountain when the snow is good?

We are a dairy farming family in Mid Canterbury between Ashburton and Methven. Dad is full time on the farm, and Mum is back to work 3-4 days a week, so we are looking for a fun and energetic person to look after our 3 year old girl, and 1 year old boy from now until just before Christmas ideally, but will consider shorter term applicants.

We are a laid back but busy family, and will be looking for someone who can slot in with us. We like to see people go and explore our beautiful country as much as possible! We will both be at home for periods of the day while you’re working, so if you haven’t had a huge amount of experience with children, this doesn’t matter as long as enjoy their company and you’re willing to learn.

We are 10 minutes from Methven, just over an hour to Christchurch and an easy weekend trip to many South Island destinations including Queenstown, Wanaka, Hanmer, Akaroa, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman etc, so are well placed for you to make the most of the South Island. Mt Hutt skifield is close by as well, and we can be flexible around days and time off to suit the weather if you ski.

If you have experience in farming, there could be the opportunity to do some work on farm as well.

Duties would include:

  • Keeping our little ones entertained while we are at work
  • Doing some general tidying and basic house cleaning
  • Some meal prep
  • Possibly some town trips and taking the kids to play groups and activities in time

What we are looking for:

  • Someone to start in the next couple of weeks and work through until Christmas. We do have some flexibility in start and end dates for the right candidate.
  • A person who loves children, is able to be organised, and shows initiative
  • Experience with young children is preferable but not essential
  • Someone who has a current visa for working in New Zealand and has a full drivers licence

What the package will include:

  • Minimum of 25 hours/week of childcare work, with this being over 3-4 days. We expect hours to generally be around 60/fortnight, and over Aug-Sep 80/fortnight. We can be somewhat flexible with when these hours are, so if you are wanting to do trips away we can arrange more days off in a row. There will be some scope for extra hours on the remaining weekdays and evenings if you’re interested.
  • Single or shared accommodation – You can share a house with one of our team (both female) in walking distance of our house. There is also the option to live off farm in Methven, Ashburton etc. and organise your own accommodation if that suits you better.
  • If you don’t already have a car, we can have one available for personal use when you’re not working, note that fuel for personal use will be at your own cost. If you already have a car – no worries, we can adjust the package to account for this.
  • Transparent remuneration package at an hourly rate, with a guaranteed minimum of 50 hours a fortnight paid.

If you’re interested in our role, please send us your CV and a bit about why you would like the job, along with at least 2 references. Please also include what date you would be available to start. Feel free to ask any questions about the role that you would like to know.

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