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Match with a German Au Pair Before August 3rd 2013 and Save $200!

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Welcoming a German au pair to your home is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the rich tapestry of German culture.  Our German au pairs are highly educated and have outstanding English language skills.  Families who have had one of our German au pairs are usually impressed by their maturity for their age, disciplined yet independent nature, and adaptability to American life.

In addition, most of our German au pairs come with a great deal of real life childcare experience.  The childcare hours on their profiles usually don’t tell the whole story.  Having grown up in a similar Western, cosmopolitan culture as the United States, our German au pairs can usually relate extremely well to their American counterparts, able to serve as both mentors and friends to their host kids.

Our German au pairs often enjoy engaging children in educational activities and sports.  In addition, they are usually strong drivers because the process to obtain a permit in Germany is notably difficult.  It requires many hours of practice on a variety of roads.  This means that even au pairs who have not had their licenses very long already have a good deal of road experience, which helps them quickly feel confident driving in the U.S.

CHI’s own Chris Burbach, CHI Au Pair USA’s Regional Coordinator, has first-hand experience with German au pairs – her family has had the pleasure of hosting two.  Both young women were only 18 when they arrived, but both also displayed a great deal of maturity.  They were responsible, energetic and great additions to the family.  They were also both capable drivers, and quickly adjusted to American culture.

Chris’s relationship with both women has lasted much longer than the duration of their programs.  More than a decade after their initial time together, they all still keep in touch.  In fact, Chris’s daughter Chole was in one of their past au pairs’ weddings a couple of years ago, a very special moment for the whole family.  Chris is thrilled that what started as a temporary childcare solution has turned into a lifelong friendship.  She can’t recommend German au pairs enough!

Meet our German au pairs:

 

Nathalie

Nathalie Beilke

  • 18 years old
  • Child care

Nathalie has over 300 hours of ongoing experience with children. She’s currently working as a teaching assistant and loves taking care of children. She would like to become a teacher after her experience as an au pair in the US. She learned how to drive in June 2012 and she feels comfortable behind the wheels. She has experience driving in the snow and can drive manual transmission car. Her English is upper intermediate. She enjoys learning about new cultures. She spent 2 months in French as an exchange student and she traveled around Europe. She likes being active and spending time outdoors.​

Kathrin

Kathrin Plonka

  • 18 years old
  • Child Care

She has approx. 1900 hours of ongoing experience with children. She did an internship in a kindergarten where she worked with 25 children at the same time. Her references described her as very trustworthy and good with children. They also say that she is a good cook and she is comfortable to care for children by herself. In addition, she has 600 hours of experience with a child from the time he was 1 y.o. until now (he is now 5y.o.). She was in charge of changing diapers, feeding him, playing etc… She learned how to drive in April 2012 and she received her license in September 2012. She has experience driving van and car (manual transmission). She drove in the snow and she feels comfortable driving in the US. Her English is rated 8 out of 9. In her free time she likes to do horseback riding, swimming, running and meeting with friends. She also enjoys skiing and snowboarding. She often goes camping with her family and friends.

Sandy

Sandy

  • 18 years old
  • Infant Care

For the past year Sandy has been caring an infant by the name of Emma, who has will be turning one in May 2013. She has accumulated over 400 hours of verified experience caring for Emma, changing her diapers, feeding her and helping put her down for naps. Additionally in 2010 she completed an internship at a kindergarten, where she worked with a group of approximately twenty children between the ages of three and six years old. Sandy began driving in June 2011 and received her driver’s license in December 2011. She currently drives 3-5 times a week and has her own car. Her English is rated as upper intermediate. Sandy loves sports, especially soccer and has been a member of a women’s soccer team for the past few years. She also enjoys playing soccer with her next door neighbors, who are aged nine and eleven years old and would be happy to teach her host family’s children how to play soccer. She also enjoys dancing, swimming, jogging and painting.

Pauline

Pauline Koegler

  • 18 years old
  • Child Care

Susann has experience working with children in a variety of environments. She is very involved in many activities including horseback riding, an orchestra and winter sports and has worked as a coach at a winter sports club where she cares for children aged 5-10 years old. Additionally she has helped when new teenagers have joined her orchestra and has worked with children at a horse camp where she worked. She has also completed two internships working with children at an elementary school and a daycare and has worked as a babysitter for her neighbor’s two children. She began driving in November 2011 and received her driver’s license in February 2012. She currently drives 1-2 times a week and is willing to drive in the U.S.A. Her English is rated as upper intermediate to advanced. Susan prefers outdoor activities to indoor ones and likes to stay busy with such activities as horseback riding (in addition to working with children, her biggest passion is horse-back riding), cross-country skiing, snowboarding, biking and running. When she is indoors, she enjoys music and plays the trumpet in an orchestra and also enjoys cooking and baking.

Franziska

Franziska

  • 19 years old
  • Infant Care

Franziska has worked as a babysitter for two different families in Germany. In one family she cared for three children, when they were between the ages of one and three years old. In the other family she cared for a child between the ages of four and six years old. She has over 350 hours of verified childcare experience and her childcare references describe her as being competent, responsible and easygoing. She began driving in September 2010 and received her driver’s license in November 2010. She currently drives daily and has her own car. Her English is rated as upper-intermediate to advanced. Franziska is described as very social and outgoing and she enjoys activities such as staying fit with athletics and swimming as well as dancing. She also likes relaxing and listening to music and going shopping with friends.

Mona

Mona

  • 19 years old
  • Child Care

Growing up with a mother who is a kindergarten teacher, as well as two half-siblings now aged four and six years old, Mona has had a deep love of children instilled in her. In addition to her experience caring for her younger half-siblings, Mona is very passionate about her work as a tutor for children 9-11 years old. She enjoys the thrill of motivating children and helping them learn new things. To supplement her tutoring experience, she has also worked as a babysitter for two families, where she provided approximately 800 hours of childcare experience, mostly for children between the ages of four and fourteen years old. She prefers the Educare Au Pair program, but is also open for the Traditional Au Pair program. Mona began driving in February 2012 and currently drives 1-2 times a week, mostly on city streets. She is willing to drive in the U.S.A. She has advanced English skills. She enjoys spending time at home with her family watching movies, but also enjoys going out with her friends. When spending time with her friends, she enjoys going dancing or shopping as well as going to the gym. She enjoys reading and hopes to study politics and diplomacy in college.

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