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We live in New Jersey , in a town approximately fifteen miles from New York City. We are both lawyers working in New York City. Ridgewood is a beautiful, friendly place to live with lovely homes, good schools, lots of restaurants and easy bus and train travel to New York City. Ridgewood has a brand new library, many cultural activities and local schools and colleges where it is possible to study English and other subjects. Our community hosts many au pairs and there are many opportunities to make friends.
XXX and XXX are well-behaved children who have many friends and are good students. Our children have the normal sibling rivalries but they enjoy each other’s company and are very good friends to one another. Our children love to read. We provide them with an interesting environment and we invite our au pair to participate with us in family activities, as she desires. We want our au pair to help us instill values of education and fairness. The safety of our children is the primary focus of this job. Our au pair must understand that she is the supervisor of XXX and XXX while we are at work. Although we can always be reached by telephone, while we are at work, she is here in Ridgewood in our place. Our au pair should be someone with common sense who enjoys the company of teen-age girls.
Our au pair must be a good driver because she will be driving the girls to and from school and other activities. Most driving trips are short ones that are no more than two miles from home on local streets around town – but they are frequent after school and during the early evening. We want our au pair to have at least two years of driving experience, to have confidence in her driving ability and to have an accident free driving record. She must have an international driver’s license to drive our mini-van. Good driving skills are absolutely essential to this position.
Our au pair’s daily responsibilities, generally, are as follows. She is responsible for helping us in the morning to prepare for the day and reaching school on time. Our au pair will pick up the girls from school in the afternoon and drive them to and pick them up from their different activities. She will supervise them until we arrive home in the early evening. Our au pair must be able to prepare light simple meals for dinner, usually three times each week. We value an au pair who pays attention to her own nutrition and has healthy eating habits.
Our au pair will have her own room and bath on the main floor of the house. We will be respectful of her privacy. There is no smoking permitted in our house or in our cars.We have enjoyed having working with au pairs through Au Pair in America since 1998. We try to be reasonable with our au pair’s requests and helpful to her during the course of the year. We comply with the rules of the Au Pair in America program and we are looking forward to a successful year.