The more its supporters talk and spread the word about the importance of the Au Pair Programme as a provider of essential childcare in the home the better. If you agree please leave your comments on this blog and help start the campaign to raise government awareness of this valuable cultural and language exchange programme, so that we can avoid it being threatened by changes in the law which too often fail to acknowledge its very existence.
Too often Governments forget all about au pairs when planning the overhaul of national legislation or making changes to immigration rules. Time and time again civil servants and politicians need to be reminded of what the au pair programme is and why its special status should be written into any new laws on immigration, employment or child protection. Hopefully one or two of them will come across this blog and take the time to read it . . .