Host families profile
What they look for in an au pair
Someone responsible, mature, fond of children, able and willing to take the initiative, pro active and creative and ready to interact with the children in the foreing language parents request to the au pair.
This last item is quite important and similar to, for example, au pairing in China where parents demand a good command of English.
Spanish host parents are quite interested in their kids improving their foreign language skills —mainly English— and so, the au pair must have a good command of English regarless she/he can speak any Spanish.
Of course, there is an interest for French, German and Chinese speaking au pairs too.
Host parents have to address the au pair in Spanish to offer a fair balance.
What they do not look for in an au pair
Someone mistaken the true nature of the programme who: