I’ve only ever used an agency to find an au pair. I’m a little harried, and I need someone else to do all the administration. Plus, I’ve always counted on the security of an agency and LCC behind me if something went wrong.
I hear, though, that many host families find their au pairs without using agencies. Instead, they use sites like “BestAuPair.com” and even Craigslist!
How do you do that? Do you recommend it?
Have you tried finding an au pair using something other than an agency? Tell us about your experience…