What is a Dear Family Letter
Updated: Nov 26, 2020
A Dear family letter is a perfect way for an Au pair to introduce themselves, show their personality and convince the host family why they would make a good au pair.
The letter starts with "Dear family", and includes the following information:
WHO YOU ARE (where you're coming from, your family)
YOUR EDUCATION/WORK BACKGROUND
CHILDREN RELATED EXPERIENCE (e.g. any babysitting you may have, looking after your younger friend's children, cousins or sibling, helping with a children club)
WHY YOU LIKE CHILDREN
WHAT ACTIVITIES YOU ENJOY DOING WITH CHILDREN (e.g. art and craft, teaching, playing with play dough)
WHY YOU WANT TO BE AN AU PAIR
WHY YOU WANT TO WORK ABROAD
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS AND PLANS
WHY YOU WOULD BE THE BEST AU PAIR FOR THE FAMILY YOU ARE APPLYING FOR (or for any right host family)
PHOTOS OF YOU WITH CHILDREN
This is your opportunity to sell yourself and show the family that you really want to be their au pair. Don't make it too short. It is worth to make a good impression to put your ahead of other applicants. Be polite and positive.