Ask your au pair about food! Are their certain products that are important for the au pair? If so, you could buy them right away. Also, comfort food will make the au pair feel more comfortable at your house.
The second day with your au pair
On the second day , you could show the au pair your city a little bit more. Show the au pair a second time where your children go to kindergarten or school, and the places where they like to play. Think about activities that might be interesting for the au pair such as sports or clubs.
If your doctor’s office is in the same town, you should show it to your au pair. It is important for your au pair to know where it is in case there is ever an emergency.
On the second day you could also take care of some paperwork for your au pair. If required, go with them to the registration office or, if necessary, to the immigration office. Tell your au pair to bring important documents like their passport, visa, au pair contract and health certificate.
A bank account for your au pair
Once your au pair is registered , you could also go and open up a bank account for them. This is the account into which you will pay the pocket money for the au pair. It is important to put the pocket money into a bank account if you want to deduct the money from your taxes.
Your au pair will need the following documents to open a bank account: passport, proof of registration and maybe a copy of the au pair contract.
There are many banks where your au pair can open up a free bank account. Find out where exactly, and help your au pair with it. This is also a good opportunity to ask your au pair how you should transfer the money: weekly, every two weeks or monthly.
After the third day
You have made it through the first days with the new au pair. The third day is usually the day when everybody starts feeling comfortable with each other. By then, you should have gotten to know each other a little bit better and you can start to build a trusting relationship.
Try to have a friendly relationship with the au pair, giving each other enough space. Find a healthy balance between spending time together and giving each other space. Be patient, open-minded, tolerant and flexible. With this in mind, a great au pair adventure lies ahead of you!