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Au pair question

(6 Posts)
Kathyis6incheshigh Wed 10-Sep-08 16:21:37

The question being: when looking for an au pair is it etiquette to register with more than one agency at once?

I'm talking proper agencies (where you pay a big fee once you get one, rather than ones that are just websites). Am asking in case there is a local au pair agency grapevine and if I registered with more than one the others would find out....don't want to piss anyone off....

Thanks!

hobbity Wed 10-Sep-08 20:50:34

I did, after all you're paying good money so there's nothing wrong with a spot of competition! smile

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 11-Sep-08 10:19:20

Thanks Hobbity.
Am new to this game....

Badpups Fri 12-Sep-08 10:09:25

Agree with Hobbity.

When looking for my new AP I registered with about 7 agencies and looked at the on-line sites. I used a mixture of local and London based agencies. It seems that different agencies specialise in APs from different countries.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 12-Sep-08 10:10:52

<<hi-jack>>

Good to see you Kathy

<<crosses kathy off the Missing MNers list>>

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 15-Sep-08 09:57:32

Good to see you too Boysarelikedogs! (amazed anyone remembered me!)
thanks Badpups.
Will try some more agencies.

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