This question is from the UK, where au pair programs and expectations are a bit different– but maybe some of you parents and au pairs have information that might be helpful.
I’m interested in becoming an au pair, however I do have a child of my own. I have read a few websites and some say they accept single mothers as au pairs, my boy is only 2.
Has anyone been an au pair and a parent at the same time? Has anyone had an au pair who was also a parent? Any experience to share?
It may be that what Niki is really thinking of is becoming a live-in nanny, maybe with fewer expected hours of work and/or a closer relationship with a host family. But then again, maybe other countries have ‘au pair’ programs that explicitly include au pairs with children of their own. It will be interesting to find out more….