Springtime is a Popular Time to Match
It’s that time of year when dandelions start popping up all over the place and tree limbs sprout flowers. The birds are flocking back into town and the school year is winding to an end. In the midst of this springtime flurry, hundreds of Host Families are scouring Au Pair portals and reviewing profiles.
Because many Host Families plan the arrival of their Au Pairs around the beginning of the school year, spring is a popular time to begin the matching process. From start to finish matching with an Au Pair and getting them to the US takes a few months. Summertime Au Pair arrivals also gives Host Families the time they need to acclimate their Au Pair to their area before work schedules get too demanding.
While spring can be a time of great study and some trepidation for families who want to make the right match, the excitement really begins in the summer. The children will string balloons around their Au Pair’s room and color posters to welcome them, meanwhile Au Pairs across the globe prepare for their adventure in the US. All the springtime matching work and preparation turns into a reality in the summer when the Host Families and Au Pairs meet in person for the first time; this is when the real fun begins.
Posted: 4/9/2014 8:13:48 PM by