General Advice

It is important for you to be polite, friendly and helpful to the family as soon as you arrive. Join in - do not go to your room and sit quietly waiting to be spoken to. Au pairs who use their initiative and make friends with the children are an immediate success!

Get clear instructions about what you are supposed to do, and if you are not sure, ask.

You must behave reasonably towards, and with respect for, the family.