It’s that lovely time of year again when we hear from au pairs and families about how their placements have started off. Here are the stories from two au pairs who have recently started their placements in the UK.
Firstly, we wanted to share with you the full PowerPoint presentation created by Dutch au pairMaartje, one of the winners of our recent competition.
The following slides cover the first month of her placement in Kingston upon Thames in Surrey.
Alex from France is currently placed in Penn, Buckinghamshire. Here is what she has to say about her placement so far:
All is perfect!!!!! I am really happy here. I have a lovely hostfamily, I found a news friends, I take english courses and I improve my english: the paradise!!!! Thank you for all.
Alex also shared these lovely photos of her time in the UK to date:
After all of the hard work that goes into the search process and organisation for the au pair’s arrival, by our agency, the host family and the au pair herself, it is great to hear wonderful success stories like these.
Please continue to send us feedback on your placements 🙂
Connie and Essential Travel have worked together on an article to introduce the program to young people seeking cultural exchange.
“The main purpose of the Au Pair experience is the cultural exchange, learning a different culture by living alongside a family in the host country. Therefore, it is important that a candidate is not afraid to try out new things and has a positive and flexible approach. As the Au Pair will be spending the majority of the time with their host family, they must enjoy family life, spending time with children, and taking part in family activities for instance.”
The article also notes the main benefits that au pairs get out of the program:
– It could be a great way to learn a language if that’s your aim
– There’s no worry about commuting as you will be living with the family
– If you are lucky, you may even get your own car, TV, mobile or land in a place with a pool!
– You will really get to grips with a foreign culture as you will be living it
If you are interested in taking part in the au pair program, we can help! We specialise in placements to Australia, as we have our very own office in Sydney. We can also help with placements in Europe.
Contact us on 0800 917 8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.