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HOST FAMILIES: GETTING READY TO START THE AU PAIR PROGRAMME

Once you have reached an agreement with an Au Pair and made sure you comply with the host family's obligations, you should consider the following steps:

  • Send your Au Pair the signed agreement, letter of invitation, weekly planning and, if necessary, request a work or residence permit, as well as any other document or procedure under your charge as host family.

  • Help your Au Pair with any document required and, in particular, with those required by the embassy for the Au Pair to obtain a visa.

  • Help and inform your Au Pair about language centres, health centres covered by her/his health card or health insurance, provide her/him with information on your city and activities; if other families have Au Pairs, facilitate contact between them, etc.

  • Have her/his bedroom ready, with bed, towels, bed sheets, blankets, wardrobe, desk, etc.

  • Inform the Au Pair on your house rules and ask her/him to give you details regarding her/his food tastes so that you may be ready upon her/his arrival.

  • Mentally prepare kids for the Au Pair's arrival so that the whole family gives her/him a warm welcome.

  • Pick the Au Pair up upon arrival. 

To be more confident as regards the Au Pair's stay, we recommend our interpretation services and follow-up services provided by Needaupair.com

www.needaupair.com