How do I find a real au pair
Question of the week (15 August). Host mom Ana from Spain is angry about au pair applicants who do not have serious intentions about their au pair employment. Her British au pair changed her mind shortly before her due start date. Ana asks: How can I make sure that I find a "real" au pair who is serious about his/her intention to work for us?
Hello Aupair World,
I am a host mom and have recently found a British au pair. She intended to come, however, shortly before the scheduled date, she suddenly informed me that her family had not approved her wish to work as an au pair. I had invested a lot of time and effort for that purpose. Now I have to start on a new search. How can I avoid such rejections in the future?
Ana from Spain
Reply of the Aupair World Support Team
It can sometimes happen that an au pair does not arrive at his/her host family's home. Fortunately, this happens very rarely. There are some things you can do in advance to avoid such a situation. However, you should keep in mind that there is no guarantee that the search process will be a hundred per cent successful. Life and people are simply too diverse to achieve that. In the Question of week of 1 August, we have prepared for you a list of the most important questions you should ask your au pair.
Thus, you can assess how well you match and whether you have mutual expectations. Listen to your heart before you make up your mind! We hope that you soon find a matching au pair.
Your Aupair World Support Team
Auf Deutsch: Wie finde ich ein zuverlässiges Au Pair?