Household Handbook

Saturday, 23 September 2017

The Household Handbook is the Bible for au pairs and their host families. This will take some time to create, but once it is complete, you will be so happy that you have it. Aside from some changes you may need to make to it as your kids get older, […]

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Get Ready To Welcome Your Au Pair!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Possibly the most important step when preparing for your au pair’s arrival is discussing what this means with your children. It’s likely that everyone has met during the interview process, but we suggest talking it a few steps further. Making sure that your kiddos are excited to meet the au […]

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The Family Manual

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Let’s talk about the Family Manual – the Bible of the au pair program! This is the one thing that I truly love! I think it’s the best way to get all of the important information down in one place. I think that some families shy away from doing a […]

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Creating Health and Safety Guidelines

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Having a Safety section in your Family Manual will be key in case of an emergency.I urge you to go over safety precautions and an evacuation plan with your au pair. FIRE: Detail how many Fire Extinguishers are in your home and where they are located. In your Family Manual, […]

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Setting Expectations

Monday, 24 July 2017

Setting clear expectations for your au pair and your family is the key to success! While you should outline all of these details in your family profile and discuss with au pair candidates prior to their arrival to your home, here are some strategies to boost your chances of having […]

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