Hello! I´am Trish
We are a single parent family with two boys aged 4 and 6. They are active, fun loving and enjoy the company of others. My boys are in Montessori and Primary School. We have a lovely Au Pair, Ana, but now she is moving home to Spain for family reasons. I would be happy for you to speak to both Ana and other previous au pairs so you can learn more about my home and the working conditions.
We live in a small but busy town, schools and shops are less than 10 minutes walk away. There is a larger town nearby with excellent bus and train links to Dublin (1 hour away) and the rest of Ireland.
I work in the nearby town, my job involves shift-work. This means I work long days from 8am to 8pm, but you will only work 5 days per fortnight. You would have every morning off from 9 until 12 when the children are in school. I also work every second weekend but on these Saturdays and Sundays the children are staying in their father's home. In addition to these days, I would also like you to babysit 2 evenings per week during which time I attend a gym class.
I would like my au pair to be kind, honest, genuine and enthusiastic. Ideally she would need to be able to cook, help out with some light, children related housework, such as tidying up toys and after lunch or dinner.
A fun, active and energetic Au Pair, who will become another member of my family would be most welcome. She would ideally be able and willing to drive. Of interest to you also may be the availability of an evening English class nearby where you can improve your English, obtain a First Certificate in English and meet other people.