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Hiring an au pair?

Posted by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM
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Does anyone have any experiences either working as an au pair or hiring one?
I'm looking at returning to work part time and it's so hard to find childcare for my needs. I'm really starting to draw a blank on options. At first glance an au pair seems like the perfect solution.
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM
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StreetsAhead
by Gold Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM
Not personally but I have friends who have done a stint working as one

This may be wrong but I believe it is more common here in Europe
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:21 PM

there gonna hardly watch your kids and instead spend all their time sight seeing and such 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:21 PM
I don't even know what that is. Good luck!
skittleshawk
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:22 PM

you need to live in an awesome city for that.its a way for young adults to go on vacation somewhere and get paid 

TSNDDY
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM
It's someone comes to stay with you on a cultural exchange and works part time taking care of your children. They are here on a working vacation visa.

Quoting Anonymous: I don't even know what that is. Good luck!
1TallMamaCA
by Gold Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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Look at your local college, often the child development students also nanny.
hershey6
by Silver Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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We have had family friends that had them all the time when the kids were growing up and it worked very well for them. I know they had the most success with au pairs from Germany (not sure why exactly) but it worked really well for them!
TSNDDY
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:24 PM
A few other ladies locally have au pairs, we live in a small town but it's close to a big city.

Quoting skittleshawk:

you need to live in an awesome city for that.its a way for young adults to go on vacation somewhere and get paid 

TSNDDY
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:24 PM
Awesome thanks :)

Quoting hershey6: We have had family friends that had them all the time when the kids were growing up and it worked very well for them. I know they had the most success with au pairs from Germany (not sure why exactly) but it worked really well for them!
TSNDDY
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM
But they wouldn't be available during the day would they? Because of classes.

Quoting 1TallMamaCA: Look at your local college, often the child development students also nanny.
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