We are a family operated business that has found the option of utilising au pairs to be invaluable. Having someone that we had chosen who was helping us to care for our first child was something we were more comfortable with as opposed to standard day-care. We felt more in control of our child care needs by being able to set the parameters for what was the appropriate level of care we needed for our child. That extra hand in our household made a substantial difference to our happiness and family time and we want to help other families get their lives back. We want our clients to know that there is another option other than standard childcare.
Childcare costs seem to be quite overwhelming for a lot of families to the point where returning to work is merely to pay for childcare. Having the right fit can provide you with some flexibility in your schedule, especially in those circumstances where you need to duck out the door in an emergency and don’t have the 20 minutes to pack everything the kids ‘might’ need.
Imagine not having to rise so early in the morning to get yourself ready in order to then deal with the stress of getting children out of bed early for day-care drop-offs, being on time for pickups, dealing with daily household tasks and cooking as soon as you get home and caring for the children. Rather, you could simply get up at a reasonable time and have some time for yourself and maybe exercise, eat a proper breakfast, share more meaningful and adequate time in the morning with your family before the day begins. At the end of the day your children have been comfortable in their own home doing activities, may have been to the park, pools, movies, zoo or play dates with other children and you have had had an extra hand in getting the washing done, the floor being tidy, dishwasher being emptied, dinner being cooked and clean up done before bath time and sleep wind down begins with the kids.
We have met some wonderful ladies and made lifelong friendships. The alternative of having our child cared for in our home and in a safe environment where there are no alarm clocks, no rushed breakfasts in the dark, no dashing out the door in a rush to beat traffic and hurried goodbyes at the day-care centre and there is no comparison in our opinion.
We are mindful that au pairs aren’t for everyone, our service is simply focused on families and au pairs having the autonomy of finding the right fit for them. As we are not an agency, we do not charge a placement or finder’s fee, our service is strictly costed on a subscription basis where you can opt for a 1, 3 or 12 month access period to our service and that is the only fee you will pay for utilising our platform service. There are links to the Australian Federal Police to conduct police checks and Hall Payne Lawyers, to assist with, amongst other things, migration enquiries and these are separate to our sites so fees may be incurred for utilising services on these pages. We wanted to provide further information for our clients in the one place which is why we have included these links on our site.
Registration is simple, once you create your user name and fill in your email address; an automated password is generated to your email account. After you log in to our website using your username and password, your profile can be created by inputting required information and uploading a photograph to ensure priority exposure on the homepage of the site. Your profile will not be activated until you have answered all of the mandatory fields. Families can opt to have their profile set to private and can browse au pair profiles at their leisure autonomously. We only allow au pairs to register on our site if they are from working visa approved countries. Host families and au pairs can connect with one another by pressing the connect button on a profile. An applicant will then receive your message by email and you can start your communication to determine whether you are compatible for each other’s respective needs.
You are welcome to update your profile as many times as you wish and connect with as many applicants also.
Our friendly team are here 24/7 to assist with any enquiries that you may have with respect to the site and we truly wish our host families and au pairs the very best of luck with finding that perfect fit!