Becoming a host family

FLEXIBLE CHILDCARE THAT FITS IN WITH YOUR LIFE

Being a great host family, simply means welcoming your Au Pair into your family and providing her with a safe environment, private room and a place at the table in the evening.   You will rely on her to help care for your children and help you with daily household chores.  It is a wonderful opportunity to expose your children to a new language and culture, keeping in mind that your Au Pair is far from her own home.   She will depend on your support in order to reach her goals whilst she is a part of your family.

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Why choose a Perfect Au Pair?

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BOND AND TRUST

As a part of your family, you quickly develop a relationship with your Au Pair and a mutual trust and fondness.  

 

 

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Flexible childcare that fits in with your life.

An Au Pair can work between 25 and 35 hours per week.  You can work out your own timetable depending on whether you need help in the early morning, babysitting in the evening or even a hand over the weekend.  If your children are ill and unable to attend school, you have instant backup and don’t have to use up precious holiday.  When your lifestyle is busy, an Au Pair will come into their own.

 

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New influences

One of the most exciting things about hosting an Au Pair is the introduction of a new culture and language.  Your children with learn about different cultures and have a more worldly perspective.

 

YOUR QUESTIONS

If you haven’t had an Au Pair before you might feel apprehensive about what to expect.  Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions.

How do we retain our family’s privacy?

This is our customer’s most common concern. You will find that your Au Pair soon becomes an easy family member and get used to having an extra person in the house very quickly. Au Pairs value their privacy just as much as you do and so its is important for them to have some down time in their own space. It’s also common for them to spend free time, exploring new places and meeting with friends. Our Au Pairs will generally say good night to you after the evening meal unless you have asked for further assistance.

Can my Au Pair help with the baby?

Yes, once you feel comfortable with your Au Pair and providing she has the right training,  there is no reason why she can’t watch the baby while you head out on the school run.  We don’t advise that she has full-time responsibility of an infant.
If you do wish for your Au Pair to look after the baby from time to time then check out our training courses for added peace of mind.

What if it isn’t working out?

Although difficulties are rare, most are worked out in the early stages through better communication and a little help from Perfect Aupair. In the very unusual circumstance that a difference can’t be worked out, you may decide that you would like to move forward with a new Au Pair. We will work with you to find a replacement for you and a replacement family for your Au Pair as soon as possible.

What help will my Au Pair provide?

Primarily Au Pairs are there to help with duties related to the children. This includes their washing, cooking, helping them tidy their rooms and perhaps help with homework where they can be of assistance. Your Au Pair could also help you with the clearing up of a family meal and a general tidy up of the house, ensuring they pick up and clear up after themselves. It is not their role to pick up after the parents and or be responsible for heavy duty cleaning. Their workload needs to be reasonable.

What is expected of the host family?

We ask that you welcome your Au Pair as you would a family member, being patient in explaining your household routines as you might need to do this a few times while she works out how to fit in. Being kind and thoughtful, asking about her day and including her in family meals will help her feel appreciated and supported. It is important to remember she reaps the benefits of the experience as much as you do.

More Questions

We are happy to answer them!  Give us a call on 03333055230.  
Or e-mail, support@perfectaupair.co.uk

 

Being a great host family, simply means welcoming your Au Pair into your family and providing her with a safe environment, private room and a place at the table in the evening.   You will rely on her to help care for your children and help you with daily household chores.  It is a wonderful opportunity to expose your children to a new language and culture, keeping in mind that your Au Pair is far from her own home.   She will depend on your support in order to reach her goals whilst she is a part of your family.

Register here >>

 

Why choose a Perfect Au Pair?

baby-933097_1280

 

BOND AND TRUST

As a part of your family, you quickly develop a relationship with your Au Pair and a mutual trust and fondness.  

 

 

children-948779_640

 

Flexible childcare that fits in with your life.

An Au Pair can work between 25 and 35 hours per week.  You can work out your own timetable depending on whether you need help in the early morning, babysitting in the evening or even a hand over the weekend.  If your children are ill and unable to attend school, you have instant backup and don’t have to use up precious holiday.  When your lifestyle is busy, an Au Pair will come into their own.

 

sisters-931151_640

 

New influences

One of the most exciting things about hosting an Au Pair is the introduction of a new culture and language.  Your children with learn about different cultures and have a more worldly perspective.

 YOUR QUESTIONS

Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions.

How do we retain our family’s privacy?

This is our customer’s most common concern. You will find that your Au Pair soon becomes an easy family member and get used to having an extra person in the house very quickly. Au Pairs value their privacy just as much as you do and so its is important for them to have some down time in their own space. It’s also common for them to spend free time, exploring new places and meeting with friends. Our Au Pairs will generally say good night to you after the evening meal unless you have asked for further assistance.

Can my Au Pair help with the baby?

Yes, once you feel comfortable with your Au Pair and providing she has the right training,  there is no reason why she can’t watch the baby while you head out on the school run.  We don’t advise that she has full-time responsibility of an infant.
If you do wish for your Au Pair to look after the baby from time to time then check out our training courses for added peace of mind.

What if it isn’t working out?

Although difficulties are rare, most are worked out in the early stages through better communication and a little help from Perfect Aupair. In the very unusual circumstance that a difference can’t be worked out, you may decide that you would like to move forward with a new Au Pair. We will work with you to find a replacement for you and a replacement family for your Au Pair as soon as possible.

What help will my Au Pair provide?

Primarily Au Pairs are there to help with duties related to the children. This includes their washing, cooking, helping them tidy their rooms and perhaps help with homework where they can be of assistance. Your Au Pair could also help you with the clearing up of a family meal and a general tidy up of the house, ensuring they pick up and clear up after themselves. It is not their role to pick up after the parents and or be responsible for heavy duty cleaning. Their workload needs to be reasonable.

What is expected of the host family?

We ask that you welcome your Au Pair as you would a family member, being patient in explaining your household routines as you might need to do this a few times while she works out how to fit in. Being kind and thoughtful, asking about her day and including her in family meals will help her feel appreciated and supported. It is important to remember she reaps the benefits of the experience as much as you do.

More Questions

We are happy to answer them!  Give us a call on 03333055230.  
Or e-mail, support@perfectaupair.co.uk