Families often ask what type of questions they should ask a prospective au pair during an interview. Every family wants that great au pair who will keep the kids entertained for hours on end and help keep a happy, clean and tidy home. So how do you screen out the not so great au pairs ?
Here are a few signs of a great au pair:
She is warm & smiling during the interview even though she may be very nervous and struggling with her English.
She is keen to hear about the children and to gather as much information as possible about them, what they enjoy doing and what sorts of things she will be doing with them. She has a few ideas and suggestions of what the children might like to do with her and seems enthusiastic about spending time with the children. She is keen to see the children on skype and tries very hard to make a connection with them, even if she has limited English. She smiles a lot at them and they immediately warm to her.