Peplow PR

May 31, 2005 06:51 ET

Au Pair - The Au Pair Answer This Summer

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - May. 31, 2005) - The Au Pair is a new website for au pairs and host families with a difference. It aims to supply au pairs with a skill, qualification or achievement.

Instead of simply providing an extra pair of hands, the Au Pair offers host families in the UK the opportunity to hire au pairs proficient in sports coaching such as tennis or swimming, those that are musically talented or those with teaching experience.

With the long summer holidays approaching, an au pair who can teach his/her charges to play football or play the piano, for example, offers an additional benefit over traditional au pairs, and for no extra charge.

Au pairs are very cost effective, charging from GBP60 for 25 hours work plus two nights babysitting per week. To 'buy in' the services that an au pair provides - child-minding, light housework and baby-sitting - would cost up to four times as much. Au pairs can benefit all families from single parents, working mums or those with young children who need a break!

The Au Pair is a new on-line venture that recruits skilled au pairs from colleges in Europe and worldwide. Within three months APC has 670 au pairs on its database, most of which offer an added value skill or talent.

Director and working mum, Ali Kittermaster, says: "Many au pairs want to live in the UK not only be improve their English but because it is a centre of excellence for sports, arts and music. The facilities and opportunities available here allow them to continue their chosen pursuit and work with children as well. With the long summer holidays looming large a proficient sports player or musical maestro is the ideal solution for keeping boredom at bay. My family's many positive experiences with au pairs led to the creation of My two young children have benefited enormously from the special bond between them and our au pairs. Every home should have one!

The Au Pair is free to register and the site is easy to navigate. A small fee is payable of GBP35 (a far cry from the GBP250 charged by full service au pair agencies) to reveal contact details. Other site benefits include sections on 'au pairs already here' and 'au pair couples'.

Photo caption: 21 year old Marta, from Poland, with Katie

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