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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