Can we ever ‘step in the same river twice’?
Can we pick up where we left off in a great host family – au pair relationship?
Or, is every au pair match, no matter with whom, a new adventure?
Is it possible to answer ‘yes’ to all of those questions, at the same time?
HostMominVA hopes so. She writes:
We’ve had four au pairs for our twins. Our current AP leaves early in the new year. (I don’t expect that she will want to extend because she is going home to go to university.) We do have another opportunity for something that’s like an extension….
Our second AP has expressed an interest in coming back for another au pair year (or two). In her original year with us, she stayed the full 12 months. She is young enough that she still qualifies for the au pair program.
I’m open to having her back. She loves the kids and I think that she would benefit from another experience abroad in the sense that she is still maturing as a young woman. Her professional goal is to care for children, so extra au pair experiences further her career.
- Has anyone re-matched with an au pair after a year or more gap?
- Any advice for making the second tour successful?
- What is the most affordable way to match with an au pair when you only need the services of an agency facilitate the visa and the travel, not to coordinate the match or sponsor the training?
I’d love all your thoughts and suggestions — HostMominVA