Advice for Finding an Au Pair/nanny:
It is encouraged that those in need of care firstly consider how long you need an au pair or nanny for, keep in mind that a potential carer may only be in your country for a certain time. Check their availability. Secondly is language a major barrier or worry for you? Check your potential au pair or nanny’s general comprehension of the language your child(ren) speak and understand well. Lastly, qualifications, experience and an impressive resume are great. As they will live in your home, check that everyone can live in harmony. Think of your requirements, likes, dislikes etc for anyone who lives in your home. Highlight them with your potential nanny or au pair.
Hiring an au pair or nanny can be beneficial as:
- This arrangement for your child(ren)’s care allow excellent family quality time. Help will be there in your home at all times. Clearly your au pair or nanny will have time off as an entitlement, but you can be sure help is near as they are living within your home.
- Children can bond really well with such a close relationship, as their nanny or au pair is home with them. There is no ‘goodbye’ unsure of when they will see them again.
- Your family will grow! Everyone loves a big family with siblings. Even though your nanny or au pair is an employee meal times and family times can be fun with an extra grown up your family is fond of.