Nr Bolzano, North Italy
F125/11. Merano, Nr Bolzano, North Italy. Au-pair needed for 1 child, Arturo aged 4 1/2. Religion: R/C. Dad is a psychotherapist, mum is a beautician. Religion: R/C. Requirements: Ability to Cook/Swimmer/Experience/Excellent English even if not mother tongue/Willing to do Housework. Use of car and internet given. To start 9 th January 2012 for 6 or 12 months. Approx hours of work: 8.00am-9.00am. 4.00pm-8.00pm. Total daily hrs: 5. Time off: 1 1/2 days including evenings another 3 evenings off per week. You are asked to babysit for a maximum of 2 evenings a week. Salary: € 200.00 p/w, negotiable (around £167.00 p/w, at the current rate of exchange). Arturo will be 5 in February and he goes to nursery school. He starts at 8.30am (on Friday he starts at 8.00am) and he finishes nursery at 4.00pm (on Wednesday he finishes at 2.30pm). The nursery is located 5 minutes on foot from the family's home. The family live in the city centre. Merano is a small city, in the mountains. Public transport is nearby. The bus stop is 2 minutes away and the train station is 20 minute away on foot from the family's house. You will need to travel with the family, go on holiday with the family and at least 3 times a year stay with Arturo for a whole weekend. Accommodation: large private bedroom with large terrace and private bathroom located on the floor below the family's home so it is totally independent. Of course you can come up when you want to use the kitchen. Duties: take Arturo to nursery and go and pick him up. Eat with him and put him to bed if needed. Help with housework for about 4 hours a week. Tidy up the kitchen after having cooked, if needed do the shopping at the supermarket. Family's interests: travel, seaside, visiting museums, nature. The family usually go on holiday to the beautiful island of Elba where they have a holiday home. The family do not have animals but the husband's parents who live on the first floor have a dog ( a mix between a bassett hound and a mixed race). The family live in a very beautiful location emersed in the mountains. This family are clients of ours. They hosted an au-pair from Estonia who was very happy there. She completed her contract and stayed with the family for 2 years.
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Letter from previous candidate
Dear Potential Nanny,
I was very lucky to be a Nanny for a child
like Arturo. I think we started to get along very quickly. I do not have
children but if I could choose a son – Arturo would be perfect! He was so alive,
positive and smart. There were so many moments when we had so much fun (at least
I did) that I could not believe I am even getting paid for all of that –
laughing, singing, dancing, swinging, playing on the beach, going to the pools,
eating ice cream etc. If Arturo was not happy there was a reason – he was
hungry, tired, sick or missing his parents.
Thanks to Arturo my Italian language got
better and better because we were learning new words together. I was an absolute
beginner in Italian when I started to work as a Nanny but in the end I could
easily have my everyday conversations in Italian and not to worry of carrying a
dictionary with me. I am very grateful for Arturo`s parents and grandparents
that they were so patient with my Italian and always helpful to explain some
things again and again and again.
Tel:+44 (0)20 85423067. Fax:+44 (0)207 1529598