Family Personal Details
|Number of children in your family:||3|
|Number of children and ages the au pair will care:||3 (9, 6, 2.5)|
|Families with babies under the age of two:||Please note Au pairs do not take care of infants, an Au pair is not a qualified nanny, some of our au pairs have baby experience and are willing to care a baby as long as you give her some training on her arrival and do not expect her to be fully experienced with babies as they are not nannies.|
Do you need the au pair to care for your baby?
|Will you be at home?
|Do you need the au pair to be managing all children the whole time? At what times:||2.5 year old – 4 days per week
9 and 6 year olds – before and after school care 5 days per week
|If you have several children, plus a young baby, is the au pair expected to care all children and the baby? Please give details||No baby – see ages above|
|Mother’s occupation:||Finance Risk Manager|
|Which language is mainly spoken at home?||English|
|Are you a single parent?||No|
|Is a baby expected?||No|
|The Family Home|
|Describe the area you live in as some au pairs have preferences for specific regions.
|We live in the green and leafy subordbur, Kensington. Close to Sydney City and Sydney’s best beaches – about 20min bus ride to both.|
|Do you live in a Big City, Small Town or Countryside:||
|Do you live in a remote area? If you live in a small town are there enough activities for her to do?||No|
|Some au pairs may have an allergy to pet hair
Do you have any pets, if so please describe where are they kept at home
|Please describe your home and accommodation for example number of bedrooms, bathrooms, garden, facilities such as dishwasher, swimming pool, domestic help,etc||We have a one-storey four bedroom home with very large backyard with grass – lovely for summer days. We also have a large trampoline. We have an indoor bathroom which the family uses. The Au Pair is also welcomed to use this, otherwise if she would like her own bathroom, we have a second which we also use as a laundry. Our house has a dishwasher.|
|Please describe the Aupair’s accommodation (e.g. own bathroom, television, radio, dressing table, computer, etc)||Own bedroom with bed and cupboard. A table can be provided if required. Plus optional own bathroom as described above. Access to unlimited wifi whilst in the house.|
|How far is the local bus stop or train station?||5 min walk to bust stop; 15 min walk to train|
|How far is the nearest beach?||20min by bus.|
|Preferred starting date: (month)||end of October|
|When is the latest she can arrive?||tba|
|During the low season, would you accept an Australian live in Nanny instead? Their hourly rate is around $25 depending on experience.||
|Do you require girls from an specific nationality only? if yes, which one?||Flexible|
|If yes, will you consider profiles of other nationalities?|
|Will you accept a male au pair?||No|
|Do you require an au pair with driving license?||Yes|
|Would you consider non driver au pairs as well?||Yes|
|Please note that an au pair is not a housekeeper, her main duty is to care your children, to ensure the success of her stay with you is important no to over burden them.|
|Please mark which of these duties your au pair will be expected to do|
|Wash up/clear after meals||X||Ironing|
|Prepare kids meals (not cooking for family)||X||Driving children||X|
|Grocery shopping||Supervise homework||X|
|Occasional Vacuum||X||Bathing children||X|
|Help with pets|
|About the job|
|Please describe your family for example: active/busy/quiet,likes/dislikes, special needs, health problems||We are an active and very social family with mum (Lorraine) and dad (John) both working and 3 very friendly children – Isabel (9), Hannah (6) and Joshua (2.5). Our children are fun, active, eager to learn about new cultures and very respectful. We are part of a large family and several different community groups, providing great exposure and experience for someone new to the country. We have lived overseas ourselves, including our two eldest daughters, so we know what it’s like to live away from family and have somewhere you can call home.
Children do not have any health problems or special needs.
|How many hours per week would the Au pair work?||Between 35-45 hours/week (usually around 40 hours/week)|
|Pocket money per week offered, minimum weekly stipend of $6 AUD per hour for candidates under the Basic category and a min of $180 if working less than 30 hrs. Minimum of $7 for Au pair Plus candidates||$7/hour|
|Please describe her duties and working hours from Monday to Friday: (please note that au pairs should have most weekends free to catch up with other au pairs and avoid homesick)||We need an Au Pair to look after Joshua 4 week days per week (he is in child care one day per week) and to look after Isabel and Hannah before and after school. Mum typically leaves home at between 7.30-8am and dad returns first between 4-5pm. We will need a little bit of flexibility from day to day, but generally the hours will be quite consistent. You will need to take the girls to school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. Mum usually takes Joshua to childcare on the one day he attends, but may occasionally require your help with this as well. Help is also required with light household duties and homework for Isabel and Hannah. We will also appreciate care one night per week for mum and dad time. All up we expect the number of hours help per week to be 35-45 hours. We are still confirming the start date, but it will likely be somewhere between early April and late May. Our minimum required help will be 6 months, but we are also looking for someone who might be able to extend to 9 months if required.|
|Would you let the au pair to study some hours during the day to improve her English?||Yes, within reason. I would like to know how much of her time this will take up.|
|Any additional incentives: for example holidays, use of car, paid phone calls, help with travel fares and college fees, local activities and places of interest.||
We often go on many day trips and are open to the Au Pair joining us on these days if she would like to see different parts of Sydney and Greater Sydney.
Unlimited wifi whilst at home is included.