9781854583475

The Au Pair & Nanny's Guide to Working Abroad, 5th

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    9781854583475

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    1854583476

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2006-05-01
  • Publisher: Vacation Work Publications
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Summary

This is the fully revised fifth edition of the definitive handbook for everyone looking for short or long term work abroad as an au pair, nanny or mother's help. A comprehensive guide, it includes all the information you need including: A directory of more than 250 agencies; regional guides to opportunities in 24 countries; guidance on any training and experience needed; information on opportunities for male applicants; and advice on how to cope with any problems that arise. Plus advice on cooking for children, first aid and children's ailments, games and activities.

Author Biography

Susan Griffith is the author of many of Vacation Work's leading books including Work Your Way Around the World. Canadian-born Susan now lives in Cambridge with her family.

Sharon Legg was prompted to write The Au Pair and Nanny's Guide to Working Abroad from her own experiences of working abroad with families.

Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
8(17)
Au Pairs, Nannies and Mother's Helps
8(1)
Origins of the Au Pair System
9(1)
Who is Eligible?
10(3)
Male Au Pairs
What Families are looking for
Motives for Working with Children
13(1)
Deciding to Go
14(3)
Where should you go?
Red Tape
17(2)
Regulations
Training and Experience
19(2)
NVQs
Certificates and Diplomas
Other Qualifications
Duties, Rewards & Risks
21(4)
FINDING A JOB
25(17)
The Internet
25(2)
Agencies
27(9)
Pros and Cons
Choosing an Agency
Accreditation Bodies
Agency Procedures
North American Applicants
Working for Tour Operators
Advertisements
36(2)
The Lady
Other Publications
Word of Mouth
38(1)
Job-hunting Abroad
38(1)
Interviews
39(3)
Preparing for the Interview
Conducting Yourself at Interview
PREPARATION
42(8)
Contracts
42(1)
Nannies
Au Pairs
Health and Insurance
43(2)
National Contributions
Learning a Language
45(1)
Travel
45(1)
What to Take
46(2)
Money
Packing
While You're Waiting
48(2)
Keeping in Touch
Last Minute Panics
PROBLEMS AND HOW TO COPE
50(26)
Initial Traumas
50(6)
Breaking the Ice
Your First Day
Coping with the Previous Nanny
Winning the Children Over
Culture Shock
Homesickness
Problems with Children
56(8)
Resentment in Children
Crying
Disobedience
Discipline
Tantrums
Eating Problems
Food Allergies
Sleeping and Dreaming
Toilet Training
Bedwetting
Problems with Parents
64(8)
Pay and Time Off
Requesting a Pay Rise
Interference with your Social Life
Unrealistic Expectations
Maternal Resentment and Jealousy
Employee Resentment
Conflict over Discipline
Flirtatious Fathers
Marital Problems
Coping with a New Arrival
72(4)
Telling the Children
Explaining the Facts of Life
Coping with the Mother
Jealousy
Feeding
Nappy Rash
Colic
Stimulating the Newborn
LEISURE TIME AND DEPARTURE
76(9)
Creating a Social Life
76(3)
Meeting Other Au Pairs/Nannies
Meeting Expatriates
Meeting the Locals
Learning a Language
79(1)
Language Courses Abroad
Time Off
80(2)
Your First Day Off
Excursions and Activities
Use of a Car
Departure
82(213)
Giving Notice
Preparing the Children
Meeting the New Nanny
Farewell
PART II COUNTRY BY COUNTRY GUIDE
Australasia
85(46)
Italy
131
Austria
90(47)
Netherlands
137
Belgium & Luxembourg
95(47)
Scandinavia
142
Canada
100(48)
Spain & Portugal
148
France
106(49)
Switzerland
155
Germany
116(43)
Turkey
159
Greece
121(40)
United Kingdom
161
Ireland
125(44)
USA
169
Israel
128(52)
Rest of the World
180(3)
PART III DIRECTORY OF AGENCIES 183(112)
PART IV APPENDICES
APPENDIX 1 SAFETY IN THE HOME
295(6)
Suffocation
Poisoning
Burns
Other Dangers
First Aid
296(5)
Asthma
Bites
Burns and Scalds
Choking
Concussion
Cuts and Bruises
Dislocation
Drowning
Emergency Procedures/Resuscitation
Fits
Foreign Bodies
Fractures
Hysteria
Insect Stings
Nose Bleeds
Poisoning
Splinters
Sprains
Suffocation
APPENDIX 2 CHILDHOOD AILMENTS
301(4)
General Ailments
301(2)
Chicken Pox
Colds
Constipation
Coughs and Sore Throats
Croup
Diarrhea
Earache
Eczema
Head-lice
Stomach Pains
Teething or Toothache
Vomiting
General Care During Sickness
303(2)
APPENDIX 3 COOKING FOR CHILDREN
305(9)
APPENDIX 4 FUN AND GAMES
314(5)
APPENDIX 5 EMBASSIES IN LONDON & WASHINGTON
319

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