If you are considering a career as an au pair, it’s best to ensure that you’re fully aware of what to expect and how to behave, before you get involved in the industry.
Working as an au pair means that you need to have an extra sense of responsibility at all times as you need to be extra alert when it comes to the safety of the children you are looking after. As an au pair you are already dedicated to keeping your client’s / host family’s safe and as such, precautions must always be taken.
As au pair’s, when being placed with a family, many of us have fleeting worries about hospital visits caused by tightly wrapped karate belts and forced running, only to result in a cut open head and a very teary hospital visit with a terrified au pair trying to keep it together.
It’s holiday time and you’re gearing up for a long road trip with the kids. Like most parents, the stress and panic will be setting in as you contemplate how you will keep them entertained for the duration of the trip.
We lead busy modern lives , and you’ve taken the step of getting an au pair to ensure everything runs like a well-oiled machine. You afford the good stuff for your family, and you’re mindful of the quality of care your child is receiving while you work.
In this day and age it’s easy for both parents and children to have busy lifestyles. In fact, in some cases, all members of the family often find themselves overloaded with responsibilities and things to do.
Choosing extra mural activities for your kids is about far more than just finding them something to do after school hours, especially if you have an au pair helping out. Extra murals are however still vitally important.
It’s only natural to have a few concerns when you are about to start working for as an au pair for a new family. Challenges of all shapes and sizes are bound to crop up and what defines you as a professional au pair, is not the challenges themselves, but how you handle them.
Au Pair Extraordinaire is an au pair agency in Gauteng that puts considerable value in providing informed support to all of its clients – both au pairs and parents / families. For families and au pairs, it’s all about working as a team.