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Taking care of your children

Are you a busy parent who wishes you had more help to manage your kids while you meet other commitments - professional and personal - with the least amount of stress? In today's fast-paced world, we feel the pressure to respond to the various demands of a modern family. Thankfully, the solution can be quite simple : an au pair!

Consider another scenario where you and your partner feel that you haven't been making time for each other.

An au pair can keep your kids occupied, caring for them and playing with them, while you enjoy a quiet supper at home or at a restaurant without any distractions. That's not all. An au pair can assist with house cleaning and laundry as well.

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HOSTS

An au pair can assist you with your daily routine by specifically focusing on childcare.

The au pair can work in line with how you have structured childcare for your family.

So, if you want to dedicate some extra minutes to your office work in the morning, the au pair can take over the responsibility of preparing breakfast and/or taking your kids to school.

He/She can also be tasked with picking up your kids from school or daycare and helping them with their homework.

Wins from this experience

As the au pair will be a traveler from a different country, you can also make the most of the opportunity to learn a new language while making him/her aware about your country's culture. The benefits are mutual, but mostly, your kids are bound to enjoy the company of a young, enthousiastic traveler. The opportunity to interact with an individual from a foreign country can also improve their social skills.

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VOLUNTEERS

An au pair's tasks and responsibilities should not be taken lightly. As an au pair, you will be in charge of a young one or a bunch of them, so understand all the perks and hazards that come with the job.

If you're not particularly comfortable being around kids, we urge you to check out other projects on our site.

On the other hand, if you have babysat on many occasions previously or have experience taking care of your nieces/nephews or perhaps your younger siblings, you're bound to be a natural at this project.

In any case, we have listed some of the qualities that define a good au pair. See if you possess at least a few of them before signing up:

  • Responsible and mature (your hosts are trusting you with their kids' safety)
  • NOT moody and inflexible (kids can sometimes be a handful; you need to tackle them sensitively and capably without losing your sanity)
  • Polite and respectful (for example : no cussing)
  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Adaptable

Think you have it in you to be a good au pair? Sign up for the project and enjoy a memorable experience in a budget-friendly way.

Wins from this experience

As an au pair, you will be in charge of a young one or a bunch of them, so understand all the perks and hazards that come with the job. You will also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain more knowledge about their lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both. you will create something unique , but you will also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain more knowledge about their lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both. Hovos brings hosts and volunteers together.

Hosts that need help in au pair

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What is the price of hosting or volunteering in au pair?

Are you interested in hosting or volunteering in au pair and are you curious about the payment? At Hovos, there are two options for hosts and volunteers concerning payment.

You could join Hovos for free and you pay a service fee or you could become a member and you pay an annual membership fee. Non-members will have to pay 10 dollars or 10 euros when a host and a volunteer agree on a help-offer through Hovos. Members will have to pay an annual payment of 25 dollars or 25 euros without additional costs.

The advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members could build up more trust by adding their mobile phone and passport.

Do you need help from different kinds of expertise?

Are you not looking for au pair, but you need help on other expertise? At Hovos, you can easily select the expertise you need help in.

Hovos offers animal care, art project, gardening, internet support, computer help and many other kinds of expertise.