Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Aupair's must and mustn't


There are lot of aupairs out there that have no clue which are their rights and live like contemporary servants or maids in a house where they should be treated as family members. They should go on holidays with the host family and stick to the what is related to children within the working hours and if by mutual agreement give extra hours for extra payment if needed. The £85 for 25 hours a week plus the uncounted extra hours that add on being 40 by the end of the week, with not enough food, constant unpaid babysitting that allows no private life, should draw the line to aupairs.

I heard lots of times of mistreated girls just because of this. Of course there are the other girls that shouldn't even be allowed to get near a child but I'm not talking about them here. I'm talking about the families who take advantages of this girls of which they believe if live in their house, for the a very small monthly amount, the food and house facilities, should be deprived from a decent life with no spare time and freedom.
There are families and families. Some are nice, some are bad, but not everyone is lucky enough to find a decent house.

If it might help someone here is a list with things an aupair should and shouldn't do. I've done in my spare time, outside the cleaning time some of the things which are ticked.

What I want to emphasize is that there should be a balance.

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