So your Au Pair has arrived and now you have a stranger in your house, a slightly nervous stranger who’s wondering how to fit in.
To have the ultimate Family and Au Pair experience it is important that the host parents develop a strong connection with their Au Pair. For an Au Pair arrangement to work well the Au Pair needs to become an integral, and comfortable, part of your family.
A way to bond and develop a great relationship with your Au Pair is to spend time with them doing fun activities. Typically, the host Mum provides most of the guidance, so focusing on the host Mum and Au Pair connection is normally the place to start.
Most activities outside the home end up costing money. Obviously, your Au Pair is going to be on a fairly tight budget, so make sure your Au Pair is clear that they are not expected to pay, that this activity is going to be your treat!