Sample Family ProfileHere is an idea of what kinds of things you should include in your family profile. Remember to try to be as thorough as possible in your profile, to give potential au pairs an accurate view of what it is that you are looking for, and what you will provide.
A few sentences about who is in your family, including the ages of your children and where you live. In AuPaired's search results only the first few sentences of your profile are displayed, so try to be concise in your introduction.
Tell us exactly what you need from an au pair. The more specific you can be at this early stage, the more likely we are to find you the right candidate. How many hours will they be required to work? What are the specific responsibilities that an au pair will have, and for which children? Be sure to write everything you need from them, including travel, housework, cooking, driving and any other duties. Consider describing a typical day to give the candidates an idea of what it would be like living with, and working for you. Will there be any other responsibilities, even if occasional?
Again, be specific here about what you are offering the candidate in return for their duties. What accommodation will they be given? What sort of salary will you offer? How might you include them in your family activities, to make feel welcome and safe?
For many young au pairs, the prospect of travelling far to live in a new household can be daunting. Let them know what else you can offer them, and why you think that they would like to join your family and be a part of your children's lives. If there is anything else you think they need to know, tell us about it!