There! I speak for my entire family by expressing how excited we are to share
our lives with an au pair from Au Pair in America. We have two children and another
one on the way. Our eldest is 5-years old and attends Kindergarten five
full days each week. Our youngest is 2 and goes to day care three full days each
week while I work. On the two days that I don’t work I love spending time
with the children. I’ll still go back to work after our next baby is born
but will spend my two ‘off days’ with my two youngest children.
the weekends we usually spend time as a family. Our eldest has started to play
organized sports so we usually all go to watch him play. We also like to take
the children to a variety of other activities, such as playing at the park, playing minature golf, swimming and visiting bookstores. Both children love their family, especially their grandparents. We are very fortunate to have both sets here in Atlanta.
want the au pair to feel at ease in our home and to be treated with respect. We
want, in return, a loving and caring individual who will listen and follow our requests as to how the newborn should be cared
for (e.g. feedings, sleeping etc.) as well as how our other children should be treated.
It’s very important for our children to be independent and self-assured. We hope to find an au pair who fits
into our family and teaches us about her culture as well. Most importantly, we
want our children to be safe and to have someone that gives them a great start in life.
We’re a family of four whose spare time is centered on the children’s
activities. Our son plays soccer and has gymnastics classes on the weekends and
our daughter is taking a parent/tot gymnastics class on the weekends as well. We
also usually use weekends to spend time together doing things as a family. While
an au pair would have weekends off, she could – if she wanted – go biking with us or out for a meal with us. She’d be very welcome.
lived in Spain, Mexico and Colombia and have a great appreciation for both Latin American and Spanish culture. We have a finished basement room, which is currently the children’s playroom that we can convert
to a bedroom; we’re also considering having the children share a room in order to free up one of the upstairs bedrooms
for the au pair. We are happy to get the au pair’s preference – privacy
(basement) versus convenience (upstairs) and then we can fix up one of the rooms to be comfortable for her.
the time the au pair comes our eldest will be back in pre-school. Usually the
weekdays are about getting him up, fed and ready for school and taking him, along with our daughter to school, which is just
a few blocks away. Then you‘d have a few hours with our daughter to play
at the park or at home, go to playgroup etc.
daughter loves to do what her big brother does so we have to take extra care at the playground and other places to make sure
she is safe. Our son is also a wonderful and funny kid. He likes to be active and also to spend one on one time with grown ups.
More and more these days he also likes to spend time with his friends. He
sometimes gets quite frustrated when his little sister wants his toys or takes something from him. We live in a suburb of Chicago. You can take a commuter train
into the city and be downtown in about 45 minutes. It can make for a fun day
to go into the city for a day of shopping or to visit the museums or parks and, in the summer, there are a lot of free concerts
in both our town and in Chicago. If the au pair has any particular interests
it’s likely there’s an organization or club here she can get involved in.
looking forward to hearing from you and hope one day to meet you in person and have you come live with us in our home and
be part of our family.