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Before you can be placed with a host family you must upload the following documents:
"Dear Family" letter.
We require one registration photo. Your registration photo must be a large head and shoulders photo that clearly shows your face like a passport photo. You can upload your photo on the website please see my profile.
"Dear Family" Letter
When writing to a prospective family you should always remember that you are writing to a prospective employer and therefore it is very important that you make the right impression.
Usually an Au Pair is required because both parents work and need help running the children to and from school and also to stay with them until the parents return from work in the evening. They will want someone who is responsible and mature enough to be left on their own in the home with the children and capable to cope with anything that may happen. Your relationship with the children will be very important to them. They will want someone who loves children, enjoys their company, but also someone experienced in childcare. Someone who will entertain and have fun with the children but who will also be firm with them when necessary. They will also want an Au Pair who is happy to help with housework.
You should start your letter with "Dear Family". Write about your family background (i.e. occupations of parents, brothers and sisters), say something about the area you live in, population etc. Give details of your schooling and in particular any subjects concerning childcare, cooking and housekeeping. If you have worked with children previously give details of the children's ages, the activities done with the children and other responsibilities associated with the position. Then say something about yourself.
Give details of your interests and hobbies and also say something about your personality - but remember you are writing to a future employer so only say positive things about yourself. You should say why you want to come to England and what you hope to do in the future.
The letter should be at least two pages, written in the language of your host family's country, be in your own handwriting and in black ink and most importantly, readable! Please do not ask anyone to write it for you, it will lead us to believe your language skills are better than they might be.
Once you have written your letter please type in into your profile section.
When the family is contacted please then send the original copy to them so they can see your handwritten letter.
THE FAMILY MAY REQUIRE THESE DOCUMENTS
Doctor's Medical Certificate
It is important that you ask your Doctor to complete a medical certificate for you. Your host family will need to see this before they engage you as their Au Pair. This shows them that you are fit and healthy and capable of looking after children.
Please ask two people that have known you personally for at least two years to complete a character reference form. They may be a school teacher, previous employer, etc., but not a family member.