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Fragen eines Au-pairs
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Mögliche Fragen einer
Why have you chosen to become an au-pair?
Have you had any friends that have been au-pairs?
What did you study at school?
What type of job have you recently had?
How many years have you studied English?
What do you enjoy most about working with children?
Do you drive? How often?
Would you accept a family that has pets? Would
you be willing to take the dog for walks or feed the dog?
If you are vegetarian, will you cook meat for the
Do you smoke? How often?
Have you ever been her before?
Are you familiar with our culture and family values?
What childcare experience do you have? Have you baby
sat for kids or worked in a camp or kindergarten? Have you ever bathed or cooked
meals for children? What are the ages of the children you have cared for in the
How do you discipline children?
What type of relationship do you have with your
family? How do they feel about you coming to us for (placement
Would you be happy in the host family’s community,
it may be isolated, a city, suburb, or rural. What type of area do you currently
What type of household chores are expected of you in
your home? Do you have to make dinner, wash the dinner plates, take out the
rubbish bags etc?
Do you have a boyfriend or girlfriend? How do you
feel about leaving them for 6 months or over. Are they going to want to visit
What type of hobbies do you have?
Do you like sports, travel, swimming, the beach,
Do you understand what it’s like to spend 25 –
42 hours per week with young children? Have you ever cared for a child for an
extended period of time?
Do you cook? What type of meal could you cook the
Mögliche Fragen des Au-pairs
Ask about the children, their ages, their friends,
what they like to do.
Ask about the climate, and what types of cultural
activities are available in the area.
Has the family ever had an au-pair before? If so,
have they had an au-pair from your county?
What type of area does the family live in?
What type of activities does the family participate
in? Are they active? What does the family do on weekends? Do they like sports,
movies, computers, etc?
Why has the family chosen to host an au-pair?
Are there other au-pairs in the area?
What type of clothes should you bring?
What type of jobs do the parents have? Where do the
What is a typical day like for the family?
What are your typical working hours?
Will you be asked to prepare meals for the kids?
What type of food does the family eat? Would the family like you to prepare
meals from your country?
Are there specific recipes you can learn to cook
before you arrive?
Discuss: driving, weather conditions, how often you
will need to drive. Will you be expected to drive the children to school and
How do the children feel about a new au-pair joining
the family? Did the family have a good relationship with the last au-pair?