Finding the ideal qualified au pair is challenging and can turn into a full-time job if you don’t know where to start looking. When a babysitter or nanny is not an option, you need to turn your search toward qualified au pair candidates. Going online might offer up a plethora of possible candidates, but how can you be sure that the au pair you choose is the right fit for your family?
Where to Start the Search for a Qualified Au Pair
The best option for you is to go through an agency. This will not only save you time, but you can have peace of mind knowing that candidates have been carefully screened. Before choosing the first agency on your list, do your homework on them. Find out how long they have been in business, how many successful matches they have done and browse the testimonials on their website. Once you have narrowed your search, contact them to see if they can accommodate your specific requirements. Take it a step further and speak to families about current or past childcare experiences.
Finding the Perfect Fit
Finding the right agency is easy. At Au Pair Extraordinaire, we understand that no two families are the same and try our utmost to find the perfect match for families and au pair candidates. Trusting the care of your children to a stranger is a daunting prospect, which we completely understand. To allay your fears, we thoroughly screen potential au pair candidates, checking their previous employment, doing criminal checks, performing driving assessments and personally interviewing them.
Our online testimonials speak for themselves. Whether candidates are needed full-time or only for a specific period, we will find the perfect fit for you.
Include the Children
Once Au Pair Extraordinaire has narrowed down potential qualified au pair candidates that we feel suit your unique requirements, it will be up to you to interview them. This is where you need to trust your gut instinct, but you can rest assured that they have undergone a detailed vetting process before being recommended to you. When selecting from the qualified candidates during the interview process, you are sure to find a childcare professional who connects with you. As the decision you make is going to directly affect your children, request a follow-up interview and include them. Based on the interaction between the potential au pair and your little ones, you will be guaranteed that you have made the right choice.
Leaders in the Industry
At Au Pair Extraordinaire, we offer our clients the services of professional au pairs, tutors, teachers, nannies, maternity nurses and more. Based in Johannesburg, our services extend to Pretoria, the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Whether you need an au pair for a week, month, or on a more permanent basis; contact us and we will source the perfect candidate for you.