If you really want to be an au pair, or you really want a great au pair to work for you – do these two things:
#1 Create a great profile with photos
Families and au pairs who upload photos, and spend time writing a nice profile get 10-20 times more interest than those who don’t.
Think about it. If you are a great family, and you have taken the time to explain who you are, and what you want your au pair to do – you will attract an equally great au pair. If you are a great au pair, and you have also spent the time to explain you are – then equally great families will want you.
Take the time. Create a great profile – after all for both the family and the au pair – it’s a big deal.
For more information on how to create a great profile, visit:
Families: Family helpful profile tips.
Au pairs: Au pair helpful profile tips.
Unsure of the benefits of being or having an au pair? Click here to see a definition and some of the most common benefits for both host families and au pairs.
#2 Do webcam interviews
For the family, having an au pair in your house and looking after your children is a big deal.
Select someone who is a great personality match, and is also happy to do the job duties you need them to do. We believe over 80% of bad au pair experiences is because of the lack of a quality interview.
When you do a webcam, it is like meeting them in person. You can interact with them, and it is much easier to learn more about them, and ensure that you will be a match.
For the au pair, travelling to another country, away from your family and friends is a big deal. Being an au pair can be one of the MOST REWARDING experiences of your life.
You really get to learn how people live in other countries, you get some valuable work experience and you also get to learn some fantastic life skills that will help you for your future.
Select the right family for you. This is best done when you can see and interact with the family. It’s just like meeting them in person.
Au pair and host family resources
Premium au pairs and families get access to our Download Centre which contains some extremely valuable resources:
- An interview guide with well over 100 questions. There is a version of this for the au pair as well as the family. ** MUST HAVE for even experienced au pairs and families
- A family step by step guide that goes through everything from thinking about having an au pair through to them arriving at your house
- An au pair step by step guide that goes through everything from thinking about being an au pair through to arriving at the host family house
- An au pair contract
- Reference check guide for host families
- Sample au pair weekly schedules to help you think about the duties you want your au pair to do
Please note that access to our download centre is available with a premium membership. For only $50 AUD, it is inexpensive, and well worth the investment.
Do you think there are more important things to do? We would love to hear your ideas!