Au Pair Confidential

Au Pair Confidential Should you have a confidentiality agreement in your Au Pair Contract? Confidentiality agreements are not solely for employees of celebrities or the super wealthy. They are an effective tool for protecting anyone’s privacy, including conversations about sensitive work or family matters. By proactively addressing these matters and providing guidelines and concrete examples, a confidentiality agreement can (more…)

Reaching out to your Au Pair’s immediate family

Is it appropriate to reach out to your Au Pair’s immediate family? What are the benefits of communicating with your prospective Au Pair’s family during the interview phase? Given that Au Pairs seeking to come to Canada are adults, you technically shouldn’t need to speak with their family.  However over the years we have come (more…)

Why Au Pairs Quit

Why do Au Pairs Quit? Today’s blog post discusses some of top reasons why Au Pairs quit and leave their host families. Here are some things to be conscious of and to avoid. Lack of Communication We’ve said it time and time again: one of the key factors in a successful Au Pair/Host Family arrangement (more…)