Au Pair in America
family is seeking childcare for our two children. The family members include
my husband, our 2-year-old daughter, our 4-year-old son and myself. My husband
works in real estate and I work for an investment bank. My work schedule involves
working from home on Mondays and Fridays.
family activities include going to the town pool in the summer, spending time with other family members, going to the park
and occasionally entertaining. Our children are the most important part of our
lives. We want the au pair who joins us to love and care for them as if they
were part of the family. We’d need you to get them ready in the morning
(dressed, fed, teeth brushed etc.) The duties also include doing the children’s
laundry, bathing Jack, cleaning the children’s bedrooms and play area. The
kids have very little experience with other cultures other than being cared for by their Argentinean au pair. Both my husband and I have some experience with various cultures through our professions and relationships.
live in upstate New York. We have a separate family room and play area in
the finished basement, along with the laundry area. The bathroom used by the
au pair is shared with the children. There are two bedrooms upstairs where the
children sleep. There are three bedrooms on the main level. The au pair will sleep on the main level. Cable TV will also
be provided, as well as computer access. The town we live in is very quiet and
quaint. It is a couple of miles to the Metro North train station and about a
45-minute train ride to New York City. The community has a wonderful Arts Film
Center and there are other movie theaters within a few miles. There are many
restaurants and several shopping centers in the town and neighboring towns. The
town also has a library, video stores, fitness centers etc. There are various
activities offered in the town for fitness, arts and crafts, dancing, tennis etc. There
are also several colleges in the area.
believe an au pair will have a wonderful experience joining our family. We hope you enjoy the next few months as you talk
with many families and choose the one that is best for you.
Hi! We are
Dad, Mom and little girl! We would love to tell you about our family and our
home. We live in Maryland, just outside of Washington DC, our nation’s
capitol. Our house is on the end of a quiet street, next to a small park with
a playground, tennis courts and a soccer field. It is a short walk to the subway
station for a 35-minute ride to downtown Washington. Our house is in the suburbs,
but is a short subway ride (or drive) to downtown DC, which is full of museums, theaters and things to do. There are also several universities within a short drive from our house.
a chemist and work a regular schedule, leaving the house at 7am and getting home around 6pm.
In my spare time I like playing cards and other games. My wife is a doctor
in a nearby Emergency Room. She works about 35 hours a week but her schedule
varies. She sometimes works day, nights or weekends, but usually only four shifts
per week. In her free time she likes running, swimming and knitting.
daughter is our only child. She is 4 and a half and is a terrific kid. She is very shy, but once you get to know her she is silly, smart and fun.
She loves drawing and painting and making up silly songs. She dresses
up like a princess to dance around the house or crawls around pretending to be different animals. She loves playing at the park and in the summer we swim at the local pool.
She goes to preschool Monday through Friday from 9am to 3:20pm, except holidays and summer.
au pair’s responsibilities would include getting our daughter ready for school and driving her there, picking her up
after school and playing with her until I get home. On the days my wife doesn’t
work the au pair will do less than that. Her weekend responsibilities will vary
but would probably include 4 hours one day and then one day off. About once a
month I go out of town for 3 to 4 days so the au pair may be home alone with our daughter at night if my wife is at work. Our schedules are complicated and change a lot, which is one of the reasons we want
to have an au pair. Because our daughter goes to school, the total work hours
would probably be about 30 hours per week (closer to 40 in the summer). Our au
pair must be a good driver. She will use our car to take our daughter places
as well as for some of her own free time. She must be a non-smoker.
family is warm and loving, and our home has lots of space, including a separate downstairs bedroom and bathroom for the au
pair. We are very open to other cultures and look forward to learning about the
au pair’s home country and life.
are looking for an au pair to join our family that is kind, responsible, loving and has lots of energy to play!
Au Pair in America
allow us to introduce ourselves – my husband is a doctor and has a bit of a demanding schedule, which often involves
working in the evenings and most weekends. I’m an attorney specializing
in personal injury. I have a more flexible schedule, working from home 3 to 4
days a week, with the remaining 1 to 2 days traveling to court appearances or on other matters. I do anticipate returning to work full time in the near future.
have three children, two sons and a baby daughter. Our eldest is 15 years and
is in the 10th grade. He enjoys soccer and cross-country running. He goes to High School Monday through Friday.
His school is about 1 mile from our home. He goes to a tutor three times
a week in the evening after school (from about 7:30 to 8:30pm). We’re part
of a car pool that takes our eldest and two other high school kids who live in our neighborhood to school each day. He’s generally self sufficient and our au pair may only need to occasionally help us with taking
him to or from school or the tutor.
second son is nearly 2 and a half years old. He’s active, fun and has a
great disposition. He goes to childcare/school 4 hours a day. He gets up around 7:15 each morning, gets dresses, eats breakfast and goes to school until 12:30pm. He then comes home and takes a nap from 12:30 to 3:30pm. In the afternoon our current au pair either takes him swimming, to the park, to the library, on a bike
ride or for a walk. We would like to continue this level of activity with a new
au pair. He eats dinner by 6:30pm and is in bed by 7:30. Our youngest is a little
girl. She is now 9 weeks old. We
plan to start her on some solid food in a few months.
have a second home in Northern Michigan (a 4 hour drive away) that we travel to when our schedules permit and we travel every
November for the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s imperative that we have an
au pair who is comfortable and relaxed traveling with small children. We’re
looking for an au pair who’s mature, responsible, patient, active, easy going and a good driver. Most importantly, someone who loves children and babies!