alinotalibaba asked: Hiii! I see you're au pair-ing in Germany and was wondering what agencies you used and how your process of finding a family went. I'm currently in the application stages to be an au pair in Germany myself
I didn’t use an agency. I actually did everything online by myself. I signed up for a couple different sites (I ended up mostly using aupair-world[dot]net). I put up information about myself, what kind of experience I have with children, etc. and I let the families come to me.
My host family and I talk a lot. You want a family that will treat you like family and not take advantage of you. I’m already treated like a daughter and i haven’t even met them in person yet.
I highly recommend skyping with them before hand and interviewing them the way they will you. Meaning ask them things like what they expect out of you, what hours you’ll have, etc.
Don’t rush the process, make sure all your paperwork is in order and you’ll be square. And make sure you find a family you like. You don’t have to settle.