Sample Au Pair ProfileHere is an idea of what kinds of things you should include in your au pair profile. Remember to try to try to be as thorough as possible in your profile, to give potential families an accurate view of who you are, and why you might be a good choice for them.
A few sentences about who you are, your age, your family and your background. In AuPaired's search results only the first few sentences of your profile are displayed, so try to be friendly and sincere in your introduction. First impressions are important!
You don't need to have looked after children in the past (in fact many new au pairs haven't) but it will help families to know about any experiences you have had, no matter how small. Be sure to include what responsibilities you were given, and the ages of the children. This can be everything from looking after siblings, babysitting for friends, or more structured childcare.
Tell us what you're looking for in the au pair program. Host families will value honesty here above everything else, and this is your chance to tell them what you are looking for in a host family. Families are much more likely to pick an au pair if they think the relationship will be mutually beneficial.
Let families know what else you can offer them. For example, many families would like an au pair who can help with housework, cooking, or driving. If you are willing and able to do these things, tell us about it!