Originally Posted by Ann T. Cate
I'm not sure what the differences, if any, are between au pairs and nannies.
Nanny : Qualified/credentials is an employee (work contract
, eligible to work : Green card if foreign ), can deal with new born babies.
In a perfect world can teach manners, corrects miss pronounciation, wrong grammar and inapropriate language.
But not really a teacher.
Long time contract
a year and more.
Not necesseraly in a live in position.
Au pair : from a foreign origin, is not an employee (no Green card needed), has no qualification to deal with new born.
Does not get paid but gets pocket money
, "works" short shift.
Does not really teach the kids
, but speaks with them in a foreign language ( English
native speakers very much in demand in non English
speaking countries) take them to the play ground...etc.
Is regarded and treated as a member
of the familly, lives in.
Applicants are typically university students taking a year off and having an interest in improving their (foreign) language skills.
Short time contract due to visa issues (less than a year).