The 6 Dos of Hosting an Au Pair

Interviewing and matching a perfect au pair for your family can take a lot of your time and effort. However, keep in mind that finding a good one can also give you and your children a lot of advantages.

Once you have decided and found the perfect au pair, it’ll be nice of you to give them a little special treatment so they feel welcomed into your home. To ensure that the relationship between you, your children, and your au pair can go smoothly, here are a few “dos” to keep in mind:

  • Do Welcome Your Au Pair

Allow your au pair to feel they are included in your family. Welcome and encourage them to be a part of the family while they’re staying at your home. Educate your children to treat them well as they do with you, and respect them as if they’re part of the family.

  • Do Give Your Au Pair A Comfortable Bedroom

Offer them a nice and clean bedroom with freshly painted walls and a freshly made bed with some nice and clean sheets. Let them have some space and privacy, and allow them to be in their own sanctuary. Don’t forget to remind them to keep the room looking good and that they have to clean it on their own.

  • Do Ask an Au Pair to Do Light Housework

Tell your au pair to help you do some light housework. An Au Pair can help you in your day to day house management, as well as any chores or tasks related to your children. Don’t forget to speak and ask nicely as you make some requests.

  • Do Give Clear House Rules

Give your au pair clear house rules, and provide them with a list or a timetable of tasks and chores for your house and your children. Be clear also about your expectations for them, and be realistic and fair towards your Au Pair.

  • Do Notice Your Au Pair

Try to spend some time with them as it would be rude to just run out the door acting like they don’t exist. Help your au pair explore the area, bring them to the kids’ school or any other places your kids frequently visit, and show them some local stores or shops.

Also, let your children get to know the Au Pair better. Ask them to cook a meal for your children and for the rest of your family that is unique to their country. Also, search for facts about your au pair’s country and ask them to share it with your family.

  • Do Encourage Your Au Pair

Let your au pair join local groups or sports clubs. Encourage them to meet other au pairs or students in the neighborhood and introduce them to other people of their own age. This way, they will feel good being in their new surroundings.

Respect your au pair as much as you want them to respect you. Treat them as if they belong to your family so they can better perform in their daily work. If you are searching for an au pair, you can always check out Wecare AuPair. They connect you with a hardworking Filippijnse aupairs. If you’re interested, you can check out their website at www.wecareaupair.com!

The 6 Dos of Hosting an Au Pair

The 8 To-Dos of Being An Au Pair

Anyone can be an Au pair as long as they are mature, hard-working and patient. Adapting to new cultures and establishing a good solid relationship with the parents are also needed, and admittedly, sometimes, it could be overwhelming.

Being an au pair creates a lot of meaningful memories especially if you are enjoying your job. You can learn different cultures, meet new people, and most importantly form a meaningful bond with your host family especially with the children you’ll be taking care of.

For a better stay as an au pair with your assigned host family, here is a to-do list you can use as a guide:

  • Neat and Clean Bedroom

Do make your bed as neat and clean as possible. Keep your bedroom presentable at all times while living with the host family. Even if you think they won’t notice it, but they will, because it’s still their house. That being said, make sure to arrange all your things and make your bed every morning to keep the place tidy. Don’t let your host family think you are a messy person.

  • Cook a Traditional Recipe from Your Country

Try cooking up a recipe from your home country. It’ll be nice for you to share something special with them from your home. Give it your best shot and allow them to taste your local food specialties.

  • Communicate

It is extremely important for an au pair to communicate with the host family. For the parents, you can give feedback to them about how their kids were or what they did during the day. They will be pleased to hear more about them, and this will also help strengthen your relationship with the parents. As for the children, you just have to learn to love them, be with them, and allow yourself to play with them. Don’t forget to also teach them a few things like the language of your country, values, and more.

  • Fit In

Find out what the family’s hobbies, favorites, likes and dislikes, and the children’s interests are. This would make it a lot easier for you to fit in, but do set your limits and try to fit in appropriately as opposed to invasively.

  • Remember Special Events

Remembering special events like birthdays, mother’s day, or anniversaries show that you are embracing and willing to serve your host family; extra effort will always be appreciated. Practicing thoughtful gestures like simple greetings or giving gifts can help form a strong bond with them.

  • Professionalism

Try to avoid complaining and try to not get involved with any sensitive family matters or businesses even if you are close with the family. Remember you need to set limitations. You are employed there to take care of the family’s children, not the other way around.

  • Relaxation

It is okay to relax and de-stress every once in awhile as long as the kids are safe and the parents are happy.

  • Make Many Great Memories

Being an au pair is one big life experience with an opportunity to create many great memories. Laugh and play with the host family, enjoy and travel with your friends and see some of the most fascinating places in a different country.

If you keep these in mind, you’ll surely do good with your host family. If you’re looking for an excellent au pair bureau, you can visit Wecare AuPair. For more details and information about them, you can visit their website at www.wecareaupair.com!

The 8 To-Dos of Being An Au Pair

De 6 Do`s om een au pair te ontvangen

Om een au pair te interviewen en te matchen daar gaat veel tijd in zitten, maar bedenk wel dat jij een geschikte Aupair in jouw gezin wilt die bij jullie past en op jullie kinderen kan passen
Als jullie een keuze hebben gemaakt en de passende au pair hebben gevonden dan is het voor de au pair mooi om haar te verwelkomen in een warm huis. Hierbij 6 tips hoe voor te bereiden op haar komst:

●Verwelkom de au pair

Zorg ervoor dat jouw au pair zich onderdeel voelt van het gezin. Wees welkom en moedig haar aan thuis te blijven bij jullie om elkaar beter te leren kennen. Leer jouw kinderen om hetzelfde te doen en respect te hebben voor de au pair omdat zij ook bij het gezin hoort.

●Slaapkamer

Zorg ervoor dat de au pair een nette, schone, mooie slaapkamer heeft. Het is erg belangrijk dat zij zich op haar gemak voelt. Ze zal er veel tijd door brengen wellicht met vrienden of alleen en het is erg belangrijk dat zij zich veilig voelt en welkom. Vraag haar wel om haar kamer schoon te houden.

●Vraag of ze helpt met licht huis houdelijke taken

Vraag jouw au pair om te helpen met licht huis huishoudelijke taken. Een au pair mag helpen in het huishouden, zorg ervoor dat zij een duidelijk schema heeft waarin staat wat en wanneer zij met wat kan helpen. Vraag het altijd met respect.

●Huisregels

Bespreek de huisregels met de au pair en ook een au pair schema waarin staat wanneer zij voor de kinderen zorgt en wanneer zij kan helpen met lichthuishoudelijke taken. Wees realistisch. Zij komt om te ondersteunen waar nodig.

●Tijd met je au pair

Wat erg belangrijk is, is om tijd door te brengen met de au pair, Leer haar kennen. Zij brengt veel uren door met jullie kinderen dat is het ook prettig om te weten hoe zij in elkaar zit, en wat haar hobbies zijn etc. Laat haar de nabije buurt zien, waar je boodschappen kan doen, waar de kinderen op school zitten, stel haar voor aan de juf of meester, laat zien waar de sportschool is e.d.

●Motiveer jouw au pair
Motiveer de au pair om lid te worden van een sport vereniging of i.d. Dat ze deelneemt aan een taalcursus zodat zij nieuwe mensen leert kennen.

Respect jouw au pair zoals jij ook gerespecteerd wilt worden, behandel haar zoals jij ook behandeld wilt worden. Ben jij opzoek naar een au pair neem dan contact op met Wecare AuPair. Zij kunnen jou in contact brengen met Filippijnse aupairs. Voor meer informative bezoek hun website www.wecareaupair.com!

De 6 Do`s om een au pair te ontvangen