For au pairs and host families
Preparation for a successful au pair stay starts right at the beginning of your online search – whether for a host family or an au pair and it’s a key part to security. That also means having a sharp eye for possible online scams and recognising them quickly. After the right au pair or host family has been found, the next step for everyone’s safety is exchanging lots of communication so that both sides are well informed about all aspects of the the upcoming stay. This is the best basis for a happy, successful and mutually satisfying au pair experience.
For au pairs
What’s the best way to ensure a great au pair experience? Get to know your host family as well as you can in advance. That means – skyping, telephoning and exchanging emails. Sharing information and clarifying expectations gives you and your host family the best basis for a successful au pair stay.
For host families
Hosting an au pair is enrichment for your family in many respects. But it also requires some adjustment. Your family and the au pair will need some time to get used to the new situation. With a good exchange of information in advance and some patience at the beginning, the au pair stay is sure to be a great experience.