Kate 6, Charlie 8, and Nick 10, and I are an outgoing, busy clan that also enjoys relaxing at the beach, at the movies or a quiet day at home. The kids play soccer, baseball, dance, gymnastics, are in the band, etc. My husband and I separated in May ’19 so the kids have had a lot to adjust to. Above all I need you to be a positive, consistent, and fun influence for them. They are ecstatic when I play with them so someone who likes a nerf war, to kick a ball around, ride a bike, play Barbies is perfect ?? I am American and have lived here for 13 years. We (kids too) are dual citizens of US and AU. But the kids were born here and are definitely Aussie first. My husband and I share custody of the kids – week on/week off. The great part about this role is that you’re paid $300 every week but, aside from the occasional hours, will have every other week off. You’re free to travel, explore, study, work, etc. If you are interested and able my husband would be keen to also hire you for an additional hourly rate to help with drop offs and pick-ups during his week. You can meet with him and decide if that works for you. I run a global sales organization for an Australian tech company. I’m only planning to travel the week I do not have the kids. The week I do have the kids I will work from home mostly but will need you to do the heavy lifting of school drop offs/pick-ups/after school activities. I am amazing at organizing myself professionally but not so great at home. Things like school notes, which uniform on which day, lunches – I stink at. I’m hoping you are amazing at it!!! Your week with the kids will look as follows: 6:30-9 Get kids ready in the morning before school, pack lunches, uniforms straight. Drop off at school or at any before-school commitments. While kids are at school – Use this time for a pick-up or laundry, etc. Between the two of us we’ll do dinner. I’ll likely be working from home – either in the house or the garage office. I will be doing a lot of conference calls really around the clock. 3:00 – Pick kids up from school and bring home if no activities. Feed them a healthy snack (fruit, veg), homework, chores, play, showers. If they have activities, get them there with appropriate gear and snack, etc. You’ll be in charge of organizing all of that. 6-7ish – You’re done for the day most days, I may need to juggle hours if I wind up with a must do meeting We have a 5 bedroom/3 bathroom house with heaps of light and a large backyard. Great for nerf wars, trampolining, soccer, and other activities. We have a dishwasher and laundry inside the house. Cleaners come every Saturday and the garden is maintained by the neighbour. We are in a classic, almost American feeling subdivision with friendly neighbours and heaps of bushwalks and access to multiple transportation links. You will have your own bedroom on a separate floor from the kids and me. Your room has a double bed, tv, desk, and lounge area. There is a bathroom and shower on the same floor. We have WiFi, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Stan. You’ll need to drive a lot. You will also have access to a car to use with the kids and may use it for personal use as well. We’ll welcome your open and fresh perspective and will do our best to immerse you in Aussie culture including travel, beaches, food, friends, etc. You will because it meets your requirements and you are confident you can meet ours. You want to make a big difference in our lives. Most importantly, you will take pride and accountability for going above and beyond in making sure my kids are safe, very well loved, and looked after.