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Requirements to Become an Au Pair

Requirements to Become an Au Pair It is often said that children are the future. It is therefore so vital that they are looked after, cared for, and nurtured to become the best versions of themselves that they can be. As parents, life demands a lot from us and, as much as we would love…

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Why Do You Need an Au Pair?

Why Do You Need an Au Pair? Let us face it – the world moves at breakneck speed, and at times, it can be tough to keep up. Between focusing on a career, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and having some semblance of a social life, there is hardly time to run a household. Add children…

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What Can I Expect My Babysitter to Do?

What Can – and Should – I Expect of My Babysitter? Different families – and certainly different children – have very different needs. While there are basic tasks you can realistically expect of your babysitter, it is always advised to carefully go through all expectations and house rules to ensure that everyone is on the…

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Why Encourage Kids to Play Sport

Why Encourage Kids to Play Sport   Sport is an integral part of most children’s lives. Most schools advocate that children take part in at least one summer and one winter sport. Families are also becoming more conscious of the importance of partaking in some form of sport as a family. There are many reasons…

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Messy Play Ideas

Kids and Messy Play Ideas – Why It Is Important to Get Messy!   Many parents are put off by the idea of messy play. After all, it seems like a whole lot of trouble to clean up, do the washing, and then get the little ones clean! In modern times, messy play is often…

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How much does an au pair cost?

How much does an au pair cost in South Africa?  Depending on an au pair’s experience level, you can expect to pay between R5000 to R10 000 per month for a part-time au pair working between 10 to 30 hours per week, and R9000 to R20 000 per month for a full-time au pair working…

Easter Holidays 2018 – What to do

The hunt is over! Here’s a list of exciting things to do over the Easter weekend. The long-awaited Easter break is upon us. For some, it’s a significant religious holiday to celebrate, and for others, it’s a much anticipated break from work. Regardless of what Easter means to you, it’s time to enjoy the last…

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Where to find an Au Pair

Finding the perfect au pair for your children can be daunting task. Where do you begin with sourcing high quality, trustworthy people who not only love to look after children, but are really good at it? Hiring an Au Pair is not easy, there are just so many people out there who think au pairing…

Safety tips for Drop-offs and Pick-ups

Safety tips for Drop-offs and Pick-ups

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.

Children and allowances

Children and allowances

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.