Are you one of the working parents who juggle jobs and duties to their kids at the same time? Have you experienced having conflicting schedules between work and parental tasks? you just don’t know what to do? host an au pair, Let us find out how.
Are you one of the working parents who juggle jobs and duties to their kids at the same time? Have you experienced having conflicting schedules between work and parental tasks? Like for example you are still in a middle of a very important business meeting and the time of picking your child from school arrives, you just don’t know what to do? The best thing to solve this problem is to have someone to help you in tending to your child, host an au pair.
There are lots of au pairs out there, but how can you contact someone who fits your family? Let us find out how.
There are many helpful au pair websites nowadays, so you will have no worry in searching for one. You just have to go to a trusted site for au pairs and host families, browse the profiles of the au pairs posted online. Find someone who is certified in some important courses, like first aid. You could also find someone who knows how to drive or swim, depending on the need of your family. For things to be easy, we suggest that you make a list of your requirements that you want to find in an au pair, and search for the one that fits you. You could either send them an email directly or you could add them to your Au pair Favorites list and contact them later.
Once you have found interesting candidates, the next thing to do is to interview them. Identify who are your top prospects, eliminate those candidates you are least interested with. Do not give others false hopes by interviewing them for so long, when in fact you are not interested with them.
During interview you should remember to ask your prospect candidates why they think you are the best host family for them, gauge if you could have a good rapport with them. You should verify if all the information they have posted on their profiles are true. Know their background. Remember they are going to live with your family, your children; you have to be sure they are safe to live with. Know your prospect au pair’s overall attitude. Primarily, one has to have a good heart. In return, you would be giving all the benefits of an au pair should have by also having a good heart to her.
After the interview, if one has passed all the qualities you are looking for you would eventually hire the person and talk about basic rules to her. The next thing to do is to talk about paper works on how she could travel going to your place. Most of the time the host family help their hired au pair in the travel costs, whether they would share or the family would take full charge in all the travel expenses. It depends on the agreement you have with her. When she arrives at your places you would tackle in details all the rules and rights you both need to know.