FAQs for Host Families
For families who need help with their children, who want to live a cultural and linguistic exchange in their own home, the Au Pair Program is undoubtedly the best choice. The family will have to offer their Au Pair a room for individual use, full board and a weekly pocket money. We know that this is an important decision, this exchange tests the confidence, but also the responsibility and the learning capacity of the whole family. Welcoming an Au Pair as a member of the family, with another culture, customs and language has never been easier. At KIDOWE we work to make the experience as successful as possible because we study your needs and we present you ONLY profiles that match your requirements. An Au Pair is NOT a language teacher or a babysitter, it is a young person who comes to know the culture and to have a life experience in exchange for taking care of the children and to collaborate in the house to maintain the order of the house. Communication, mutual respect and a consensual planning are the basic tools to enjoy the program and that your Au Pair integrates into your family and becomes a real big brother/sister to your children. If you want to enjoy the experience contact us and let us help you. Contact
A Host family can enjoy the services of their Au Pair for a maximum of 35 hours per week, normally distributed from Monday to Friday, although schedules may be subject to change. The communication in advance of all possible changes should be agreed with your Au Pair, even in the initial interview, so that the cohabitation is as organized as possible. The more defined and clearer the routines and responsibilities of your Au Pair are, the easier it will be to live together. It is important for an Au Pair to know her/his schedule in order to organize her/his free time to attend language classes, do sports, make friends, get to know the culture. …. The hours that your Au Pair will be taking care of your children and leisure time is sometimes difficult to define. The family has to make an orientative planning, when registering, reflecting the hours they will need their Au Pair during the period of one week. By doing this exercise, the family will be able to define which are the tasks they need their Au Pair to perform. Any other accompaniment, excursions, lunch outings, among other activities, the family should define in advance what role the Au Pair will play in these outings. These situations should be discussed with the Au Pair in advance so that they can organize and mutually agree on the tasks to be performed during this time.