When looking to employ a Nanny or Au Pair, you may find yourself questioning the difference between the two roles. To some, the words are interchangeable, but to those who work in the industry and understand the complexities of both roles, the comparisons between a Nanny and an Au Pair are distinct and definitive.
You’ve found an amazing Nanny, she’s kind and cares for your children as if they are her own. She is helpful and understanding of the dynamics of your home and goes the extra mile without being asked. She’s part of your family……..so why did she just hand in her notice?
Recognising the need for high level, personalised service in the international Nanny Agency industry, the Australian Nanny Agency strives to meet the individual needs of their clients as a top priority.
Interviewing for a position as a Nanny is not unlike interviewing for any other job. When you have experience and qualifications behind you, it’s easy to look good on paper, but when you’re presenting yourself for consideration for a position amongst a personal, family environment, it’s important to express your best, most genuine self that will appeal to your prospective employer and set you apart from the other candidates.
When I was considering working in Saudi Arabia, I researched the country a great deal. International living and holidaying are one thing, residing in a country as steeped in culture and tradition as Saudi Arabia is entirely different. The perception portrayed on the Internet and in the media is vastly prejudiced and did not set me up for the real face of life in Saudi, so I was pleasantly surprised upon my already anxious arrival to find there are quite a few things extremely pleasant, albeit challenging, about living in Saudi Arabia.
Desire, it’s a unique emotion. It rationalises the irrational and defines your decisions. It silences your inner critic, justifies to your outside doubters and leads you to step out of a comfort zone to create endless possibility.
Upon my decision to accept the position in Saudi Arabia, I’ve had some obstacles to overcome that have tested my desire; have put my gut instincts and inner rationalisations to the test.
After her partner of 13 years passed away and her children had left home, high-achiever Nanny Jan stumbled across the Australian Nanny Agency advertisement for a nanny position and knew it was the job for her. Having a personality that strives on challenges, a passion for serving others and a genuine, nurturing character, Nanny Jan is the perfect candidate to love and care for the children of her Saudi Arabian family.
This is her story...