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Finland

Finns are usually described as reserved, quiet and introverted. But wait until you get to know them: you will find them warm, sincere, and hospitable with a great sense of humor! People from Finland are very punctual and appreciate other people being the same. They value honest and open communication, so your Finnish au pair will be comfortable discussing any issues or concerns directly with you. Most Finnish parents work full time, but spen [Read more...]

Finland

Finns are usually described as reserved, quiet and introverted. But wait until you get to know them: you will find them warm, sincere, and hospitable with a great sense of humor! People from Finland are very punctual and appreciate other people being the same. They value honest and open communication, so your Finnish au pair will be comfortable discussing any issues or concerns directly with you.

Most Finnish parents work full time, but spend a lot of time in the evenings and on weekends with their children, taking them to different hobbies and helping with homework. Since both parents work outside the home, children learn to become independent at an early stage which means you can expect your au pair from Finland to be used to doing household chores, preparing meals, etc. Families have on average 2-3 children, so your Finnish au pair will most likely have siblings.

In Finland, parents have access to free daycare for children age eight months to five years, so you can expect your au pair to have child care experience through working at a day care center or kindergarten, in addition to babysitting her neighbor’s children, cousins or younger siblings. Some au pairs from Finland might also have experience as a camp counselor during holiday or church camps.

In order to obtain your driver’s license in Finland, one needs to have acquired a minimum amount of instructed driving in addition to theory lessons. After passing a theoretical and driving exam, people of at least 18 years of age will be allowed to drive. Of course, your Finnish au pair will also be used to driving in challenging weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow or hail. Of course, it is always recommended that you discuss your driving needs when interviewing au pairs.

The Finnish school system is renowned for its high academic standards and results. With English being a mandatory subject starting at elementary school, Finns usually have very good English skills; in fact they are amongst the best English speakers in Europe. Your Finnish au pair might also be able to speak Swedish fluently, as it is the second official language in Finland.

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Angelica, Au pair from Colombia

Angelica (26)

Colombia             Flag
CO3054E
English & Spanish
Yes
Traditional
Aug 2015

Child Care Experience

I babysat Sebastian(4) from March 2005 to January 2007, Maria(3) from February 2003 to December 2007, Valery(1) from August 2013 to January 2015 and Juan(5) from June 2010 to January 2015. I would bath the children, make them breakfast, go to the park or for walks, and out for ice cream. I enjoyed playing and laughing with them.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Watching movies, basketball, soccer, shopping with friends, go to the park and eat ice cream with family

Comments

Per a reference: Angelica is creative, patient, honest and responsible. She is very dedicated when working with children and enjoys sharing time with them.

Fanny, Au pair from France
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Fanny (23)

France               Flag
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English, French & Italian
Yes
Traditional
Oct 2015

Child Care Experience

I started babysitting Dora (6) in October 2014 until July 2015. I was a youth leader in a leisure center from July to August 2009, one week in October 2009, one week in February 2010 and in July 2010 with children ages 3 to 10 years old. I babysat Louis (10) and Charles (13) from September 2008 to September 2014 two weekends a month. I would prepare meals, bathe them, play with them and put them to bed. Since 2010 I have babysat my half brother Antoine (9).

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Travel, cooking, nature, sports, reading, running, biking, volleyball, horse riding

Comments

"Since September I live in Italy and I will live here until the end of June to finish my bachelor in foreign languages. I think becoming an au pair is a wonderful experience to create new relationships, with a new family and it's a wonderful chance to know and discover another culture and a new lifestyle. Children and I get along well and I am very open minded for a new family life. I wish to be a big sister for your children."

Fatam, Au pair from France
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Fatam "FATIMA" (26)

France               Flag
FR5314W
English, French & Arabic
Yes
Traditional
Sep 2015

Child Care Experience

I started taking care of children with my sisters and I think it's the best experience, because I have taken care of them since they were babies. I helped out my neighbor's children Kenza (8), Nashmia (9) and Gransia (12) after school with homework. Since 2012 I have cared for Yacine (3). I feed him, take him for walks, play with him, watch cartoons and I took care of him for 1 week in a ski resort. I babysit Aaliyah (4) sometimes and I will pick her up from school, bathe her and feed her dinner. This year I started to volunteer in the community center and do activities with children. I also have 2 nephews Adam (4) and Nael (18mths) who I take care of.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Shopping, dancing, traveling, reading, listening to music, fitness, swimming, biking, walking

Comments

Interviewer's comments: "Fatam has good child care experience especially with children between 1 and 14 years old. She seems to be very mature, conscientious, sociable, friendly, funny, open minded and sporty. Fatam has a good level in English."

Karen, Au pair from Colombia
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Karen (22)

Colombia             Flag
CO3057E
English & Spanish
Yes
Traditional
Aug 2015

Child Care Experience

I babysat Felipe(3) from February to December 2008, Dana(3) from June to November 2013, Valeria(1) from June to February 2012 and Mariana(7mths) from November to January 2015. I played with them, changed diapers, bathed them, went to the park, prepared snacks, made paintings and drawings and picked Dana up from school.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Read books, singing, swimming, hiking, skating, go to the cinema or theater

Comments

Per a reference: Karen became like an older sister when taking care of my daughter Dana and she enjoyed spending the afternoons with her. Karen is very responsible, sweet, dedicated, an honest person and loves the children and enjoyed working with them.

Laura, Au pair from Colombia
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Laura (23)

Colombia             Flag
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English & Spanish
Yes
Traditional
Sep 2015

Child Care Experience

I babysat Juan (7) from May to December 2013, 14 hours per week. I cooked for him and we played together. From January to August 2013 I looked after Lorena (2) and Juan (11). I changed diapers for the little one, fed them, got them dressed, played with them and picked them up from school. I also babysat Valeria (4) from December 2011 to December 2012. I worked as a volunteer in a child foundation where I entertained the children, played with them and helped with homework.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Listening to music, reading books, playing and caring for children, playing sports, riding bike, cooking

Comments

Per a reference: "I recommend Laura as an au pair, I know that she will do very well at her job. She is responsible, kind and friendly with the children. Laura is really patient, tolerant and proactive."

Lea, Au pair from Germany
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Lea (18)

Germany              Flag
GE5412E
English & German
Yes
Traditional
Aug 2015

Child Care Experience

I have a first aid certificate. Since 2005 I am a member of the scouts from the neighbor village. We have four groups which meet weekly. In 2010 I started to attend a special scout leader course where I learned how to organize a camp, get many ideas for games with children and skills like first aid. After this course I became the leader of the scout group "Wichtel" with ten girls ages 8 to 11 years old. In the last 2 years I helped FEZ a holiday program which offers children different activities. I have also done work experience in a day care center for babies ages 9 weeks to 3 years for one week. Since September 2012 I have babysat Claudia(11) and Annemarie(14).

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Scouting, reading, skiing, swimming, playing volleyball

Comments

Interviewer's comments: Lea has already gained a lot of child care experiences. She knows how to handle a group of kids. Lea loves kids and is already looking forward to working close with them.

Lilla, Au pair from Hungary
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Lilla (26)

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English & Hungarian
Yes
Par Experience
Sep 2015

Child Care Experience

I have a lot of experience in child care because I am a kindergarten teacher in a mixed age group; I look after 3 to 6 year old children. Every day I try to give them some new knowledge: Maths, gym, singing songs and environmental studies. It is not a job for me, it's my life. In the afternoons or on the weekends I often take care of Luca (8) and Aron (6). We have picnics and play. I feed, dress and bathe them. In addition, I have a little cousin who is almost 3 years old and if I have free time we always go out to the playground or the ice parlor. If his parents go on holidays for 3 days I take care of him, too. From June to August 2011 I worked at a summer kids camp with kids ages 7 to 18 years old. For 2 weeks in the summers of 2014 and 2015 I worked at a daycare with children ages 3 to 9 years old.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Painting, drawing, sewing, fashion designing, tinkering, running, volleyball, cycling, skiing

Comments

Interviewer's comments: "Lilla is a professional pre-school teacher. She has a lot of experience with children from the age of 3 years old. Lilla is educated and dedicated. She is not just enthusiastic about being an au pair, but she is perfectly qualified for it. Lilla is mature, independent and open minded."

Marie, Au pair from France
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Marie (21)

France               Flag
FR5321E
English & French
Yes
Traditional
Aug 2015

Child Care Experience

Since I was young I have taken care of my little cousins every holiday with my other cousin. I have also taken care of my little sister and brother when my mom works. I started babysitting two little girls Julie(9) and Marion(9) when I was 17 years old. It was only once a month for three months at night. I also babysat two little girls Erine(6) and Lea(8) during holidays of February 2012. With the children I would make them meals, play outside, go for walks, play board games and I helped with homework. Currently I work with children at a school. I take care of them and do activities like basketball, football, drawings and creations.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Go to the cinema with my friends, reading, shopping, series, football, basketball, tennis, swimming

Comments

Interviewer's comments: Marie is a lovely young lady. She has very good child care experiences. Marie is hard working and responsible. She is motivated to improve her English skills.

Morgane, Au pair from France
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Morgane (23)

France               Flag
FR5306E
English & French
Yes
Traditional
Aug 2015

Child Care Experience

I often take care of my sister's children. I play with them, go to the playground, swim in lakes or a pool, go for walks, prepare meals and give them bottles. I've babysat Eve(9) since 2006, Lino(3) since 2011, Anouk(9) from 2010 to February 2015, Enzo(6) from 2012 to December 2014, Evan(3) since 2012 and Hugo(4) I babysat once.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Out with friends, music, travel, motorcycles, walking, racket game

Comments

Per a reference: Morgane is trustworthy, we can count on her in case of a problem, she is always present to help. She is also pleasant, charismatic and full of ambition.

Theresa, Au pair from South africa
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Theresa (19)

South africa         Flag
SA7026E
English & Afrikaans
Yes
Traditional
Jan 2016

Child Care Experience

I was a teacher's assistant at a private school from January to December 2013 with children ages 6 to 11 years old. I helped them with homework, played and did activities together. I started babysitting Christiaan when he was 3 years old and now he is 8. I was with him from January 2010 to January 2015. I would prepare meals, bath him, read stories, play and put him to bed. Since January 2015 I have helped a family drive their 2 daughters to school and sports activities.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Horse riding, scuba diving, hiking, camping, movies, reading, volunteering, walking

Comments

Per a reference: I have had the pleasure of knowing Theresa for two years. She has been an excellent role model for my two children. She demonstrated extreme patience and compassion. I have found Theresa to be dependable, reliable, honest, conscientious and peace loving.

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