Discuss everything related to paid childcare here, including childminders, nannies, nurseries and au pairs.
ggglimpopo · 18/06/2007 08:51
My dd (18 in August) is looking for an Au Pairing/mothers help job in the UK, and is available from end June to end August.
She is a happy, reliable and experienced babysitter and child carer (currently looks after two young children for 20 hours week, sole charge) and speaks English and French.
She has done the terrible teens and come out smiling the other side. I would be happy to recommend her.
ggglimpopo · 18/06/2007 13:43
She has three months off and was planning to work for a local family and then go on holiday to UK and Spain with various friends. However, the woman she was working for was paying her less than peanuts (around 2.50? an hour!) on the black and was running her around like an idiot (can you pick up my dry cleaning before you pick up dd from the nou nou and then go home to let the builders in before you go back to the school to pick up ds etc etc) but we let it go, thinking she would resign when she got fed up.... but she liked the children and kept thinking that the woman would realise how good she was and pay her better etc etc. We then found out that the woman she was babysitting for was gossiping about us (see other thread!) so I asked my dd to resign.
We then thought it would be good if she found a job for the whole summer but out of Bordeaux so that it will combine experience and earning some money - and because it would be hard to find a job just for a few weeks. She is very good with young children and needs bed and board, hence the babysitting/au pair idea. She looks and acts older than her age - she will be 18 in August.
Anna8888 · 18/06/2007 13:49
ggg - yes, I read your thread about the malicious gossip . And, sadly, I often think Parisians treat domestic employees (inc babysitters) very, very badly - pay, conditions, the lot.
Is your daughter's English perfect? I have one friend who might potentially want an English speaking au pair.
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