The book is based on two years worth of research where fifty host families around the world, who have hired and managed 301 au pairs and counting – replied to a detailed questionnaire. Some replied to the questionnaire and went on to be interviewed via video link, others replied anonymously. Some families supplied video testimony, their own blogs, pictures and elements of their own systems too – to help us to create a tried and tested system for YOU.
Our experienced family’s come from, a range of socio economic backgrounds, and personal circumstances. Some are single parents; others have children with special needs, or are families who travel for work. Our contributing families are American, English, Irish, Scottish, Australian, French, Spanish, Italian and New Zealanders.
We also interviewed several au pairs and agencies and scoured newspaper articles and forums to bring you the most relevant information to supercharge your au pair relationship.