As the coronavirus pandemic developed and impacted every continent and every country in the whole world, the global practice of au pairing also suffered. Au pairing works with a basic outlook of openness – openness to travel from one country to another, openness to new connections between young people and families.
Corona is an enemy of these kinds of openness. So on top of all the different problems and suffering that the pandemic has caused, it has also made au pairing more difficult than it has been in the past. This is an undeniable fact.
Preserving the benefits of au pairing
It is against this background that AuPairWorld decided that a major reduction in its Premium prices was necessary. The reduction was a time-limited offer to support au pairing in the corona crisis in the period from mid-June through the end of August.
Now that the discount period has ended, families can still take advantage of AuPairWorld's everyday low prices and the multiple benefits that an au pair stay brings.
As with so many other aspects of our lives prior to the pandemic, the value of what we've always had with au pairing has first become completely clear now that it is more difficult to organise an au pair stay than in the past.
- For young people, being an au pair is simply one of the most effective, affordable and truly educational ways to spend time abroad - to learn a language, to get to know another culture, to gain international experience and learn what it means to be away from home and take on new responsibilities. There's no gap year experience that offers so much so simply.
- For families, it is the flexible childcare solution par excellence. By making the family bigger (with an au pair) one also makes it better - with less stress, more variety, special learning opportunities for the kids, and greater flexibility for the parents. A win for the kids, a win for the parents, a win for the au pair.
Corona statement from AuPairWorld
This is one of the points that Managing Director Ann-Kristin made in her company video about the corona challenge (see below). She points out that it is the strengths of the au pairing experience for everyone involved that will show us a way forward. And she makes the promise that AuPairWorld will work actively with families and au pairs to put together practical solutions to facilitate that way.
AU PAIRING DURING THE CORONA CRISIS