do I begin? My first thoughts are to tell you about our beautiful daughters. Our eldest little girl will be 8 years old in May.
She’s your typically highly energetic little know-it-all. She has
lots of interests, but most importantly she loves to be with people – always.
She loves to play with her friends anytime, anywhere. She loves to read
and has been a cheerleader for the past two years. She’s also a ‘brownie’
in the Girl Scouts program. Every year we try different activities. She will be entering 3rd grade in September, but at the moment the school bus picks her up at
8:30am and returns at 4pm.
youngest is a very happy toddler, full of bounce and laughter. She has only just
this month turned 3 years old. She talks a lot and pretty well, and she is also
good at understanding what’s happening around her. She obviously will have
crying bouts but really doesn’t have many tantrums. I’d definitely
like our au pair to truly love this age group. It takes plenty of energy and
patience from a loving person, especially with a 3 year old whom she will be with for most of the day. But rest assured, she still naps, and Pre School starts for 2 days per week in September.
travel to different places around New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia with work, but my main office is at home. So sometimes I’m here; sometimes I’m not. It changes
everyday, but at least one of us, usually both, is home in the evenings. We’ve
had au pairs live with us for the past 5 years now. We’ve always enjoyed
having them here and it’s our hope that our au pair feels comfortable in our home.
Personally, I think she would thoroughly enjoy being with our children. They’re
always laughing and affectionate.
au pair will have an upstairs bedroom with large windows and a peaceful country view.
The kids’ bathroom will be shared with the au pair. An au pair that
likes the country lifestyle would be a better fit that a girl that enjoys the city type lifestyle. We enjoy a spacious four-bedroom home, with a large backyard, deck and built-in heated pool. The au pair is also welcome to invite friends over, respecting reasonable weeknight hours and enjoy weekend
gatherings. I feel that once we’ve chosen our au pair and she’s in
our home, she’s part of our family and we will do our best to make her welcomed.
She will be encouraged to talk with us about anything that is on her mind. We
feel it’s important to have as much communication as possible to keep things running smoothly. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We wish you
success in whatever choice you make with your future.
from the United States! I know you must be very excited about your upcoming experience
in America. Let me tell you a few things about our family. My husband and I are both professionals. We have 2 daughters;
one is 12 and the other, 8 years old. Our eldest is in the 7th grade
and loves school. She is very smart, outgoing and loves to swim, play tennis
and play the piano. She also loves to listen to popular music and write stories,
and wants to be a journalist when she grows up. She is an avid reader of all
kinds of books, from 17th Century English literature to Harry Potter. Our
youngest daughter is completing the 3rd grade. She, like her sister,
enjoys piano and tennis. She is quieter than her older sister, but loves to do
puzzles, work in workbooks and play board games. The two sisters are very close,
and play very well together. We have had Au Pairs live with us for 8 years so
the girls are always excited about meeting new girls and learning about new cultures.
We have had au pairs from France, Germany, Latvia and Thailand.
currently live in Scarsdale, New York, which is 30 minutes outside of New York City.
We moved here in June 2005 due to a job change for me. It’s a beautiful
community with lots of trees, large homes, great shopping and great restaurants. There
is a train that takes you into Manhattan, and we are also very close to Connecticut and New Jersey. Our home is a 5 bedroom house, and the au pair room is on the first floor with it’s own bathroom,
TV and DVD. We have a large back yard and there are many parks in the area. But the biggest advantage we have is being so close to Manhattan with all of the theatres,
restaurants, musical and dance events and great shopping. As you can imagine,
our family life is very busy. We absolutely adore our children and want the very
best for them. Education is extremely important and exposing them to different
cultures, places and activities is also important. We love to spend our weekends
in the city enjoying the restaurants, museums and shopping. We also use the bike
paths around our home and the local swimming pool and tennis courts. We take
a few vacations a year, usually someplace warm with a beach or pool and lots of sightseeing activities.
it’s important for you to become an integral part of our family life. I
want to involve you in all of the planning for the kids' homework and activities. It
is important that we have open communication at all times and that we help you make a smooth transition into the local Au
Pair cluster here in Scarsdale. We hope to help you learn a lot about American
life, make great friends and become part of an integral part of our family. See
I live in Easton, Massachusetts, which is a suburb about 30 miles south of Boston with my husband and our four children. My husband is an engineer and works for a company in Boston. I am a Real Estate Attorney
and have an office in the same town as our home. Our town has a local college
and several surrounding towns have smaller colleges.
children are involved in many school and related activities. Our eldest is 10
years old and attends school full time. She is in the 5th grade and
also participates in after school activities of dance, swimming, gymnastics, skiing, cheerleading and softball. Our 7-year-old twins attend the 1st grade. During
the summertime they attend camp 5 days a week.
children’s other favorite activities include riding their bicycles and playing on the swings. In the town where we live there is a place called the “sheep pastures” that has miles of hiking
trails, but the best part for the kids are all the animals that are outside all year long.
I take them there a lot for picnics and to say hello to the sheep, pigs and cows.
On weekends we have a second home. During the summertime we enjoy spending
time there, where we go boating, water tubing and swimming. In the winter we
spend a lot of time skiing and ice skating. We also travel to New York City about
4 times a year to visit other members of the family.
have been very lucky to have 4 four wonderful au pairs come to stay with our family in the past 4 years. The girls have enjoyed keeping in touch via phone and email with our former au pair. Three of our previous au pairs have been from South Africa so they have enjoyed seeing their first ‘snow’. Our hope for an au pair is to bring a responsible, fun loving person into our family,
who can handle a happy but sometimes hectic atmosphere, and at the same time take the opportunity to learn more about life
in the United States.
look forward to speaking with you soon.