Download the Handbook
Choose the language that suits your au pair and your family best:
|English||Family Handbook in English|
|German||Family Handbook in German|
|French||Family Handbook in French|
|Spanish||Family Handbook in Spanish|
|Italian||Family Handbook in Italian|
Please use the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this PDF. You can then modify the document for your own family's needs.
What exactly is the Family Handbook?
The Handbook is an interactive PDF document that lets you collect all the important information that a new au pair needs to get off to a good start as part of your family team.
Following the prompts in the Handbook, you fill in the relevant information for your own family situation in sections such as:
- Behaviour and Discipline
- Food and Meal Preparation
This brings together all the critical information a new au pair needs to fulfil her role in your family and find a comfortable place in her new community.
When the entries have been made, it's simple to print out your own professionally formatted Family Handbook – a highly useful reference resource and a great part of a welcome package for an incoming au pair!
The Handbook then serves as a comprehensive orientation guide for your au pair. It helps especially in the first critical weeks of an au pair stay to give your new au pair the information she (or he) needs to do her job well and to feel at home quickly in her new surroundings.
For more information about using the Family Handbook, see our FAQ on how to prepare for your first au pair.