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Free of charge AuPair - Driving Forward
- 29-year old male
- Living in United Kingdom
- Has a passport for Romania
- Has a visa for United Kingdom
- 5' 9" or 175 Centimeters
- 130 Lbs or 59 Kgs
- 2 years of paid experience
- 13-16 years of education
- First-aid trained
- Valid driver's license
- References available
Usually a family invites a young AuPair of a different culture to assist part time with children or a mature Personal Assistant for house work and longer working hours. After traveling as AuPair in three countries I can tell that cultures have different world views. The elements of culture encountered on a daily basis include food, personal space, beliefs, habits, language, humor, whats right or wrong, expectations, etc. I believe that people like more the ones similar to them, and not too different.
My story begins with the place where I was born, in the Carpatho-Danubiano-Pontic space, close to the Delta, in a warm culture. The country is known politically as Romania, and there live a variety of ethnic cultures. One of them is the Greek one, to which my father belongs to. I was born to parents who earn a living as merchants. I used to help them and drove a van for some years before I left in 2006. As people's freedom was restricted this region industrialised slower and wild life remained untouched until recently. Similar effects exist in other places like Cuba or along the Iron Curtain. If you want to know more about this space I recommend watching Wild Carpathia - video streaming can be found.
An aspect families have different preferences on is qualifications. I personally ascribe value to knowledge and experience rather than to paper diplomas. I can't avoid saying that I've had great mentors in Mathematics and they shaped the way I think, the language I use, and where it has gotten me. Last time I enrolled in formal education was to study Computer Science for one year at a high ranked London university. Given my venturing personality I dropped out, and followed less traveled roads. To understand how people behave and children develop I read books on psychology and other disciplines.
I believe that parents who teach their children to brush teeth daily, to put shoes on, to flush toilet water, educate them better for life. The more a family is involved, the more I care about them; On a parallel - when I read on how to train dogs, good advice was to start the training when the dog is very young. Because habits are easier to form at that age, rather than to try hard to change it later. Many of the principles of that book also apply to human development.
I'm writing this guide because many families prefer females to look after their girls or boys. I understand that women's role is to nurture. I understand that all parents love their children. Stephen Covey says that love is a verb. Men's roles is to instruct boys to become active and responsible for themselves, not to depend on others or to be passive. Boys can develop into men in the presence of other men because men don't overprotect them. Men have to be independent and encourage the same in others. And boys need men and fathers.
One observations about organisations is that I recognize two types: An old types is based on command and control: employees are told what they ought to do because it is assumed that they don't know how to; children are seen as not being able to look after themselves; Employees are seen as objects - it takes one click to send a list of CVs to the bin. The old model uses money as incentive, and the result is that employers get applicants looking for money, and employees get a job where they are treated like cogs. In the end the blame is on people instead on observing the root cause. A majority of organisations are reproducing this model one generation after generation while the population is increasing to over seven billions.
And there is the new model centered on leadership. Leaders focus on thinking and building relationships as a way to solve problems. Trust is enacted on a three years old child to play violin - watch youtube. Feelings, energy, enthusiasm, and other scarce qualities parents and employers seek are a result of thinking first, and building an environment that does not destroy these. Whats remarkable about GreatAupair is that it makes relationships possible by allowing people to match. Like in dating. Adult to adult.
My price being free of charge means that money is not the value I ask in return for few hours per day AuPair. I am available to work full time for the right organisations though. I always offer an unpaid trial since I learnt this practice from great business leaders. That's the way I give both of us the opportunity to avoid mismatches. For parents interested in a reference I am able to give one in exchange for one from their fathers
I believe that great people out there exist and we can all do well when reasoning. This direction I learnt from observations, reading books and leaders. I understand that we are not perfect. The secret to my survival is that I don't acquire liabilities. I am a better thinker and doer but not talkative. And this is text box limit.
- Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
- From 1 - 48 months
- Seeking Live In/Out
- Full- or Part-time
|weekly Pay||Negotiable||Response Rate||38%|
|Last Login||09 Dec 2013||Complaints||0|
|Member Since||09 Jan 2006||Favorite Adds||0/30-days|
|Additional Services I'm able to provide:|
|Infant care||Special needs care||Disabled care|
|Housekeeping||Pet care||Elderly care|
|Shopping & Errands||Office Assistance||Tutoring|
- Match Preferences
- Will not work for smokers
- Comfortable with pets
- Willing to travel for work
- Preferred nationalities:
- No parent age preference
- Preferred Countries:
- Preferred Cities:
- Good health
- None - I eat everything
- No Religion
- No tattoos
- No piercings