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Homestay Greater London, United Kingdom

3.5
5 reviews5

Childcare and general Housekeeping Help

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Connect with international travelers
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Connect with nature
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What you offer

24h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
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The Experience

Looking for childcare during the week with some weekends, with possible options for some travel abroad with us. All that is needed is 1-2 hours in the weekday mornings, and 2 hours in the evenings. Some general housekeeping while there. Great location with easy train access.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Between 25 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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5 Reviews

3.5

Host & Team

3.5

Hours & Tasks

3.5

Homestay

4.0

Learning & Fun

3.5

How this experience will transform you

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

1 Learning about sustainability

1 Creating true social impact

1 Practicing English

Brazil

1

Those were difficult days, the arrangement was not followed, on the days I was there I worked for an hour and a half in the morning, and in the afternoon I picked up her son at 5 pm and had to work until 10 pm, when the hostess arrived at home almost every day, at the end of the week I worked the whole two days without a break, I ended up leaving before the agreed time because I witnessed another Worldpacker who was with me at the house going through unpleasant situations with the hostess, I also heard negative comments from other travelers who for their reasons did not comment here.

9 days ago


Neelam replied

Firstly Victor did not work the whole week as the week was shared with Camila. On the first weekend I stayed with him to show him the duties, I cooked him breakfast, lunch and dinner. As he was on the phone the whole time I did not feel comfortable leaving him as he was always glued to his phone so I stayed with him for the safety of my son. We also drove to an activity place where Victor spent the whole time taking pictures and on his phone. He fell asleep on the drive there. On Sunday he made my son go to sleep by 6pm instead of 7pm so that he could put his feet up on my sofa and watch football. 6pm is an hour earlier so my son then woke up at 5am for me the next day. Victor stayed in bed. Also he had breaks in the middle of the day. Monday was a day off - he had 2 days off in the week and 2 further half days. The following week we had scheduled 3 days off. Everything was on a calendar and pinned on the wall. Victor always went to bed late, disturbing us with loud telephone conversations and the tv on. I always had to wake him up and he did the drop off and then went back to sleep, then gym in the afternoon. As for him working till 10 pm, my son sleeps at 7pm and I am home between 8 and 10pm, all he has to do is keep the baby monitor in front of him, he used to be watching tv during that time. The arrangement was followed, it is a bit unfortunate that Victor along with another volunteer tried to change the process. Everything is written down for this reason. Victor along with another volunteer was asked to leave due to the bad atmosphere being created, which is when the unpleasant situation was created during which time they were rude to me. All my world packers know I am fair with time off, all they have to do is communicate instead of talking about me.
The people concerned clearly had minimal work ethic, and assumed they were on holiday, not volunteering which created this situation. I am now asking more questions to filter out such people. These people have no understanding of babysitting requirements which are nor arduous but merely require presence, focus and commitment.
My only son means a lot to me and if someone needs to be on the phone whilst in sole care of my son this doesn't work for me.
The hostel is a better place for Victor. He wants to party and childcare and party with responsibility is not the right mix. I really wish him the best and feedback is be honest about your intentions.

Argentina

1

Unfortunlately, things did not work out with anything. I will save the details for myself. I do not recommend this kind of experience.

10 days ago


Neelam replied

The feedback reflects all I can say. For the next host please be aware.
Learning and lessons are that I wish I terminated the experience before it got to this.
If the experience was so bad then why did she stay for a month.
The intentions were different.

India

5

That was first worldpacker experience and I really enjoyed it, the best part about it was that the place was very happening and very close to central the home. Feels like being in the city yet So much greenery to experience. The room and food provided by the host was nice and the kid you have to take care of is very lovely.

about 1 month ago

Costa Rica

5

Neelan was very generous. She was caring and always made sure I had food and I was comfortable. She's flexible with the schedule you just need to talk in advance to organize the week. She respected my days off, I was free to use my time as I preferred. Charlie the kid is an angel, he listens and follows instructions and gives you lots of hugs and love. He's the sweetest!!!! The location it's great, close to the station, stores, coffee shops. I am grateful for this experience and I hope in the future we can work together again ❤️❤️❤️

about 1 month ago


Neelam replied

Thank you Karen, all the best for your next adventures. Good to have you stay with us and spend xmas together XX

United States

5

I had such an amazing stay here! Neelham was so welcoming and friendly!! Her son was an absolute joy to be around and had so much fun with the activities we did together. The area is the most adorable part of town with everything you need in walking distance. There were so many places to explore and I always felt safe!

about 2 months ago

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