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Are you an au-pair or a nanny in foreign country? Do you want to share your experiences? Are you planing to become an au pair and want to ask questions? This is community for you! It's run by current au pair in USA who has experiences with au pair job in England as well.
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Jun. 7th, 2009 @ 11:04 am Hi!!
Hello! My name's Clare Louise, I'm twenty-two , English and am about to become an Au Pair in Switzerland!! I am really excited as I've got what appears to be an amazing position that'll be lot's of fun!! I'm really keen to make friends with other au pairs to chat/interact with, especially any in that part of europe. I don't speak any German yet, but the family are fluent English-speakers so that's pretty cool!!
Take care everyone!

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Mar. 24th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm Want to be an au pair in Amsterdam?!
 Hi! My name is Sophia and I'm looking for a nice American girl to replace me as an au pair for a wonderful family in Amsterdam.
You will be looking after 2 kids. A girl aged 5 and a boy aged 3. They're adorable and well behaved most of the time. You will live in an apartment separate from the family in Oud Zuid, the nicest part of Amsterdam and only 10 minutes away by bike from the center. The pay is 500 euro a month and you work about 25 hours a week sometimes abit less and sometimes a bit more. The family is awesome and are looking for a girl, aged 20+ from America. If you think that may be you, please send me an email at  at soph@pinkielarue.com or reply here! Ill give you more info and can get you in contact with the family! I've worked with them for more than a year now and I can tell you anything/everything you need to know!

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princess me
Nov. 28th, 2008 @ 12:05 pm (no subject)
Well, My name is Simone, I'm from Brazil and 5 January I'll be working as Au Pair in Denmark.

My host family send me a DVD to teach danish myself, but the DVD is very very basic, just simple words like: Hi, bye, how are you... but they ask me all the time by email or phone how my danish is going, cause they host mom is concern because the 4 years old boy doesn't speak english and if I learn a bit I could communicate better with him.

Their currently au pair, which is also brazilian speaks a good danish (she has been there for 18 months). I explained to the family that I'll give my best effort to learn the language and of course I'm interested in study Danish when I arrive there. They also, will apply me in a language course as soon as I arrive there.

The point is: The family is wonderful, I know the girl who has been working there and she just say good things about them, but I'm feeling a bit intimidated when they often ask about how much I've learned.

I'd like to know, about you girls who have experience working in a country (which you don't speak the native language of the kids), if you had problems in communicate with the kids, if the language can be barrier? and  How you managed this situation?

Thank you very much.
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Nov. 6th, 2008 @ 05:37 pm Sorry if this is spam, feel free to delete!

Hello!  My name is Libby, and I am doing a feature story for my journalism class about college students who are working as live-in nannies rather than living in dormitories.  I would especially be interested in talking to people within the Boston area, but anyone who would be able to donate some time to speak with me, either by phone or over email, would be greatly appreciated!  You can comment back here or email me at mul11326@suffolk.edu. Thank you!
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jon dance
Nov. 6th, 2008 @ 03:59 am (no subject)
Hi everyone!

I'm an au pair in Germany now, and I just wanted to know if there is anyone here who's is Bavaria as well.
In Oberpfalz, to be precise.
Because after 2 months here I'm beginning to feel a bit lonely :)
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Jul. 29th, 2008 @ 01:31 am (no subject)
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Mika - Relax, Take It Easy
Hey everyone!
I'm moving to Sydney, Australia in the end of August to be an au pair for a little baby girl in Parramatta. I would love to meet other au pairs and nannies around Sydney area or just anywhere in Australia really.... feel free to comment or add me to MSN/AIM! =)
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Jul. 25th, 2008 @ 02:39 pm French au pair visa in San Francisco
Has anybody obtained an au pair visa from the Consulate General of France in San Francisco?

I made an appointment on July 9th and first date available was August 13th. I've already purchased my ticket for August 27th. I've been trying to call the visa department (2PM-5PM) for the past 2 weeks. I have not been able to get through to speak with a visa officer. I've sent an e-mail, no response. I understand that it's the summertime, it must be hectic over there.

What are the processing times for a visa (for a US citizen during the summer :x) at the Consulate General in San Francisco?
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Jun. 26th, 2008 @ 10:21 am (no subject)
Hi! My name is Ronnie and I'm new to the community.

I was just wondering if anyone here got a job through Au Pair in America. I just signed on with them and have been hearing conflicting reports so I just wanted to know if anyone can share their experiences with them...

Thanks is advance!
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Jun. 7th, 2008 @ 08:36 pm Learning a Language
Current Location: Lisbon
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Hi, I just joined this community, and was thinking that this could be useful for some of you.

I just found this site: http://www.palabea.net, it's social network based and supposedly it's for people who are interested in learning languages. I don't know if actually as something new, or its just the looks of it.

Do any of you already know this community? If yes, can you tell what you think about it?

If i shouldn't be posting this here please erase the entry. Sorry
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May. 26th, 2008 @ 12:43 am A long shot, but...
I'm in NYC for a few days, and I met a girl at the Museum of Modern Art on Friday. She said she was from Austria, living as an au pair somewhere in Jersey. We hit it off really well, and were supposed to get together the next day by the Whole Foods in Union Square, but for some reason she never showed, and I had stupidly never gotten her contact information.

I apologize - I realize this post isn't really on topic for the community - but I don't want to let this slip through my fingers. This seems like a fairly large and active community, so I thought there might be a slim chance she'd see this.

If you're not the person I'm looking for, nor know her, but want to help out, please do a quick search on your favourite au pair networking site - I did a Google search and was overwhelmed with the number of sites, many of which would have required me to register and/or pay money; but if you're already registered it would be easy and would help me out a great deal. The girl's name was Eva or Ava or some variant thereof, I think she's 23, and once again, she's from Austria, living in New Jersey. She's trained as a preschool teacher, but I'm not sure whether or not she's actually worked as one yet.

Thanks, and again, sorry for the off-topic post.

(X-posted to aupair and au_pair.)
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