To our dear future au pair – we look forward to welcoming a new international
student to help care for our daughters! We think you will find our home to be
warm, informal and fun.
We have two little girls: an enthusiastic, animated 6-year old who loves
school, books, art and crafts and gymnastics. She has a wonderful imagination
and an easy, caring way with people. She adores her little sister and wants to
help with everything around the house. Her 4-year old little sister has a great
sense of humor, an easy disposition and is developing many of the same interests as her big sister. While initially shy with new people, she is a snuggler that loves to hug.
We hope that our new au pair will become a very special person in our children’s
lives by making them feel special. The girls will love your efforts to play make
believe games, run around outdoors, do fun art projects and read and sing with them!
During the summer they love going to the pool so we want you to not only be able to swim but also enjoy it. We also ask that you give the children lots of encouragement and love, provide them with nutritious meals
and snacks, follow a general schedule, exercise good judgement to make sure they are safe at all times and discipline them
appropriately if they misbehave.
Our eldest daughter goes to school each day from 8:00am until 2:30pm and
our youngest goes to nursery school each day from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Both girls
need help getting their day started and to be driven to and from school. After
school they like to play outside, read, do art projects and have playtime with friends.
On non-school days the girls like to go on outings and to go swimming when the weather is warm. As a family we enjoy outdoor activities of all kinds: hiking, swimming, going to parks, running etc. We make frequent trips to the library given everyone’s interests in books and
reading. We enjoy travel and experiencing other cultures a great deal. My husband and I have traveled extensively in Europe and parts of Asia, both as students and after we were
married. Since having babies our travel has been more limited, but we look forward
to traveling with them to international destinations in the future as they grow.
We live about 30 minutes away from downtown Washington D.C, our nation’s
capital. Cultural opportunities abound:
the Smithsonian museums, universities, theaters, and athletic events – you name it! Washington D.C. is located a train ride away from Philadelphia and New York City and there are a number
of beaches within a few hours’ drive. We welcome the opportunity to help
you experience these things. Our home is a comfortable size that has a private
bedroom and full bathroom for our au pair. Our home backs to parkland and there
are many nature trails in and around the neighborhood. The community has a pool
within walking distance and there are a number of facilities with young children who have become our friends. There are also a variety of restaurants and stores within a few miles of our home.
We anticipate that most weeks you will work less than 45 hours and have ample
time off. Most days, you will work in the morning before school. A car will be available for your use. We believe that someone
who is responsible enough to take care of our children does not need a curfew but we ask that you’re well rested for
the days that you spend with the children. We have had wonderful experiences
with our first two au pairs and they have both told us they feel very lucky to have matched with our family. We are excited to have as positive an experience in the coming year.
We have been in the au pair program now for 4 years. We have had a wonderful time with our au pairs and keep in touch with them. All our children have had a great time with their au pairs. To
them they now have new friends for life that have taught them something about their home country and the ways of their culture. Throughout the year our kids also had the chance to meet many more people from our
au pairs’ home countries, as relatives and friends of theirs were always welcome to visit them and stay with them in
our home. It is very important to us that our children grow up to be loving,
caring, responsible citizens of the world. Both my husband and I have traveled
extensively throughout the world and feel that our children should be exposed to as many different cultures and people of
the world. Having an au pair will provide them with an opportunity to learn from
another culture as well as build a new life lasting friendship.
All our children enjoy being active. Our son goes to Kindergarten and enjoys being with his teachers and friends. He also enjoys sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming and skiing. Our eldest daughter enjoys time with her playgroup friends and also dances, reads books and does arts and
crafts. Our youngest daughter is still young but loves to interact with her older
brother and sister. All the children spend time with their friends outside of
school as well. The au pair takes them to their classes and to their playgroup
dates. We would also like for her to travel extensively throughout the year to
visit family and friends in the USA. This is a good opportunity for her to see
the USA and help us out with the kids at the same time. We hope our
au pair will be active in sports with all of our children and teach them to love the outdoors.
We live in Connecticut, which is a shirt train
ride away from NYC. We live in a very rural area that is pretty and quiet. Our home is nice and you would have your own private bedroom as well as entertainment
area for your friends. We also live in an area where many au pairs come so you
will be able to have a really big social circle. Many of our au pairs have done
a lot of fun things around here going to the city, joining volleyball leagues and going to the beach and for coffee or the
mall or movies. There are also many wonderful colleges for you to take your classes.
Our family is very loving, friendly and caring. We will treat you very much as a family member and want you to experience
what living with an American family is like. We have alwayas included our previous au pairs in our family gatherings,
travels, meals and any time that we share as a family. Our children have come to love our au pairs like big sisters.
We hope to provide with a loving family environment for more or one years. We hope that you will com and live with us.
am a mother of two young boys. In September my oldest son will be 2 years old
and his brother will be 10 months old. They are 15 months apart and already fast
becoming friends. For the last two years I have been a stay at home mother for
the boys. I am returning to work in September and I’m excited to have au
pair as part of our family. Our days are pretty straightforward but require energy,
patience, creativity and enthusiasm.
Our oldest son is a very social, energetic, athletic
and curious toddler. He loves to make everyone laugh and is into everything. He likes to run around outside, climb things, throw balls, build with blocks, push
cars around on the floor, chase the cats and play with his little brother.
My youngest son is adorable. He’s still a baby. He smiles and laughs easily. His current favourite activity is putting everything in his mouth. He worships his big brother and laughs at just about everything he does.
He’s constantly learning new skills.
The children’s day is pretty basic. They eat three meals and two snacks a day. The
boys nap for two hours in the afternoon. During the rest of the day they play
indoors and outside. We play ball, build with blocks, read books, sing songs,
run around and play on the swings.
While you are with the boys I will be at work. I work 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday in Marketing.
I have traveled all over the U.S. for work and have lived in many places in the U.S. including Washington D.C, North
Carolina, Kansas City, New York City, Florida and more. I have friends all over
the country and can help you with your travels. Before the boys were born I loved
to travel. I have visited many parts of the world including Eastern and Western
Europe Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Costa Rica, Turkey and Egypt. I
think your idea of becoming an au pair is a fantastic way to see the U.S.
Our family lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia
– a 30 to 40 minute drive from the city. We live in a 3-bedroom townhouse. It’s large for a townhouse with a family room, big kitchen, deck, playroom,
finished basement and small backyard. You will have your own private bedroom
with queen-sized bed. Since we are in the suburbs you will need a car to get
around and I will be providing you with a car that will be just for your use.
Overall I am looking forward to having an au pair
join our family. The boys would have a lot of fun and learn a great deal. Our family would benefit from the skills you can contribute towards the development
of the kids. I also believe that you would have a wonderful time, experience
the American culture and visit many of the major sites and cities in the U.S.