Help with handling your profile

You have questions about your profile at AuPairWorld? Here you'll find answers to profile questions frequently asked by our users.

  • How can I make my profile attractive? Tips for au pairs

    Your profile texts should contain a short description of yourself and your motivation for becoming an au pair. Do not forget to include information about your hobbies and interests. In writing your texts, try to answer the following questions:

    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    • What is the age range of the children you would like to care for?  
    • How long do you want your au pair stay to be?
    • How do you envisage life with your host family?
    • Would you like to be fully integrated into your host family or would you prefer to spend your free time more independently?
    • What are the tasks you are prepared to take on?
    • Do you have a special diet (vegetarian, allergies)?
    • Do you already have childcare experience?

    If possible, write your texts in the official language of your chosen host country, even if you consider yourself to only have a basic knowledge of this language. We recommend writing with simple and short sentences. You can also write your texts in different languages if you wish. The golden rule is: always be honest and authentic in what you say!The golden rule is: Always be honest and authentic in what you say!

    Pictures are worth a thousand words, so upload some of you, with your family, taking care of children, or travelling, performing a hobby, etc.  

    Add references from a previous host family or from other sources. You can also include certificates for language training or for a first-aide course, for example. You will find this option under "edit texts" in your profile.

    Upload a video to introduce yourself in a more direct and lively way and also to demonstrate your language skills in the language of your preferred host country.

    In case you're not getting enough host families in your EasyFind results, you can try our new feature which lets you change your search criteria directly in your EasyFind.

    Here is a video about how you can improve your profile:

    Video: How do I become an au pair?
  • How can I make my profile attractive? Tips for host families

    In your family profile texts you should describe the general family situation, family interests and hobbies.  Keep the texts simple and straight foward. This will help au pairs understand the texts better, particularly if their language skills are not so well developed. Writing your texts in more than one language to help au pairs from different countries understand them can also be advantageous.

    Describe your expectations and requirements to your future au pair:

    • What are the main tasks that the au pair will need to perform, how long should the au pair stay be, what can an au pair expect in general in your family?
    • What will you be offering your au pair? What sort of a room will she or he have in your home?
    • Where can the au pair participate in a language course? What sort of shops or cinemas or other types of activities can an au pair reach from where you live? 
    • What kind of a working schedule will the au pair have?
    • How do you envisage the cooperation and shared family life with the au pair?
    • Do you wish to have a close, family-like relationship with your au pair or should they spend their free time more independently?
    • Is there anything about your children that the au pair should know? (allergies, special needs, etc.)

    Pictures of the whole family, your daily routines, hobbies, your house or the au pair bedroom will help au pairs get to know you better.

    As a Premium member you can also upload references from your previous au pairs. This can be done from the heading "Profile texts" in your profile.

    With a Premium Membership you can also upload a video to present your family to prospective au pairs in a more lively and direct way.

    If you are not receiving enough search results in your EasyFind, you can make changes directly in the EasyFind search management tool.

  • How can I find my own profile as a host family?

    1) Log in to AuPairWorld. The more recent your last log-in, the higher your profile will appear in the list.
    2) Click on "Find a family ", because you need to put yourself in the position of a searching au pair.

    • I come from: Enter one of the countries that you have specified as the country of origin for the au pair you are looking for.
    • I am: female/male (depending on the what you have selected for your search criteria for an au pair in your profile).
    • I would like to be an au pair in: Select the country in which you live.
    • Start date: Select the earliest and latest start dates that you have entered in your profile.
    • Duration of stay: Enter the duration of stay that you have chosen in your profile.
  • How can I find my own profile as an au pair?

    1) Log in to AuPairWorld. The more recent your last log-in, the higher your profile will appear in the list.
    2) Click on"Find an au pair", because you need to put yourself in the position of a host family searching for an au pair.

    • We live in: Select the country that you have entered as your preferred country.
    • We are looking for a: female au pair or male au pair (select your own gender).
    • We are looking for an au pair from: Select the country in which you live.
    • Start date: Select the earliest and latest start dates that you have entered in your profile.
    • Duration of stay: Enter the duration of stay that you have chosen in your profile.
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