We decided to invite an au pair girl to join our family in 2006. We looked at the au pair candidates and we made a decision. The choice was easy in itself because we wanted a Spanish au pair.
We wanted to learn more about Spanish culture and customs and we wanted to learn the language. Our Spanish au pair arrived in autumn. Learning from both sides began. In the beginning our au pair did not speak English very well, but she learned really quickly.
The end of the time she already spoke English fluently, and she also learned to speak some Finnish.
Our Spanish au pair lived here for seven months. This time was really rewarding. The au pair prepared Spanish dishes for us, taught us some Spanish and became acquainted with our help to Finland and its customs.
It was really nice, when her family came to visit Finland in the New Year. Our au pair also got new friends. She became friends with my little sister, and also through it with other new friends. She went once a week to teach Spanish in a small group as well as studying the Finnish language.
We wanted an au pair to take care of children and helping with small household duties as well as becoming a member of family. Our au pair was spontaneous and she did the houseworks without being asked. It was really nice to come home when the dinner was waiting at the table.
Our children fell in love with her immediately. She participated in the leisure time as well as in the holidays with us. We all have pleasant experiences and wonderful memories of that time. We are still in contact, but unfortunately, we have not got change to visit her. But surely one day we will see.
We felt AuPairWorld was the best clearest and most comprehensive site to find an au pair. Through the site we found for us the most suitable au pair. Our family has had a total of two au pairs. Now we are looking for a new au pair and we believe that we will find our next au pair here.