Should You Au Pair?

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Should You Au Pair?

Do you have what it takes to live in a foreign country as a family's au pair? Take our quiz and find out -


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    First and Foremost - Do you like kids?
    • A. 

      Love 'em. And they love me.

    • B. 

      Sure. Once I get to know them.

    • C. 

      Sometimes. It really depends on the kid.

    • D. 

      You mean those little people with chocolate on their faces? Ech.

  • 2. 
    Do you like to travel?
    • A. 

      I've always wanted to, but haven't really had the opportunity yet.

    • B. 

      My passport has stamps on top of stamps.

    • C. 

      Of course! Whenever I get the chance.

    • D. 

      Other people's beds freak me out.

  • 3. 
    Did you grow up with brothers and sisters? (Or cousins that were always around)
    • A. 

      Nope. Only Child.

    • B. 

      I'm a lot older/younger than my siblings, but we were around each other a bit growing up.

    • C. 

      Sure did.

    • D. 

      Yep. And I'm the eldest.

  • 4. 
    How old are you?
    • A. 

      16-19

    • B. 

      20-22

    • C. 

      23-25

    • D. 

      >25

  • 5. 
    Can you cook?
    • A. 

      Mac & Cheese, baby!

    • B. 

      Yep, just need a recipe and some time to figure it out.

    • C. 

      Nope. I burn everything.

    • D. 

      Six courses and homemade sorbet, coming your way.

  • 6. 
    You're taking care of 8-year-old twins, Bob and Rob. Bob slaps Rob for stealing his toy. Rob cries hysterically. What do you do? (First instinct!)
    • A. 

      Seperate them, get both sides of the story, then make them apologize to each other.

    • B. 

      Tell Bob to can it, explain to Rob that he's a jerkface, and leave them in a pool of their own tears

    • C. 

      Send Bob to his room for hitting. Take the toys away from Rob. Time-out for 15 minutes.

    • D. 

      Hug them both and try to calm the tears.

  • 7. 
    You've got to break the ice with a six-year-old girl. What game do you go for?
    • A. 

      Tic-Tac-Toe

    • B. 

      Simon Says

    • C. 

      Thumb War

    • D. 

      Rock Paper Scissors

    • E. 

      Hide & Seek

  • 8. 
    What is your experience babysitting?
    • A. 

      Just family members

    • B. 

      I'm the baby of the family

    • C. 

      Lots and lots of experience

    • D. 

      The odd job here and there as a teen

  • 9. 
    Would you describe yourself as patient?
    • A. 

      It depends on the situation. I'm patient to start with, for sure

    • B. 

      Very. My friends regularly call me "zen"

    • C. 

      Nope. Get it done. Now.

  • 10. 
    How tidy are you?
    • A. 

      Eh, there's clutter on my floor, but you can still see the carpet.

    • B. 

      My personal space is color coded

    • C. 

      Pretty tidy, but messes will happen.

    • D. 

      I'm a slob. So what?