Questions à poser à la famille ou l’ancienne Au Pair

Beaucoup de filles sont actuellement dans un processus d’interview avec différentes familles pour un départ cet été. Voici donc pour vous un concentré d’idées de questions que vous pouvez poser. Certaines questions ont leur réelle importance, d’autre permettent juste de mieux découvrir leur personnalité.  A priori certaines questions ont déjà leur réponse dans la lettre des parents mais comme  c’est différent pour chacun j’ai mis un maximum de questions =)

Certaines questions sont plus simples à poser à l’au pair, d’autres à la famille, voici quelques idées =)

(Désolée pour la mise en page un peu hectique, wordpress fait des siennes)

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QUESTIONS A POSER A LA FAMILLE


GENERAL
How would you describe your religion activity ?

How do you have your meals ? Everyone at the same table or everyone eats whenever ?
Could you describe a typical Sunday in your family ?
Could you give some examples of meals you have ?
Who cooks dinner in your house ?
Do you have any pets ? Who takes care of them ?
Do you have other household help ?
It’s time to go grocery shopping again, what are the first things you pick up at the store ?
Who does the grocery shopping ?

 

LEUR EXPERIENCE / RELATION AVEC LES AU PAIRS
Will I get to contact your previous au pairs ?

Do you spend family time with the Au Pair ?
Which nationalities were your previous Au Pairs ?
I the AP disciplines one of your children not a way you like, do tell her right away (in front of the children) or you wait for later (to get time to explain and not break her authority) ?
What are your back up plans if I am sick ?
What kind of relationship to you want your Au Pair to developp with your children ?
When and why did you decide to have your first Au Pair ?
How long does it take for your children to get used to the new Au Pair usually ?
Did you keep in touch with all of your Au Pairs ?
Have you ever been in a rematch ?
If yes, who asked for it and why ?
When you look for an Au Pair, what are the first things you look for in a profile ?
What kind of relationship do you develop with your au pair (friendly, bossy, parental ?)
What does your extended family think about you having an au pair ?
There is a family reunion, is your AP invited ?
What have you learned from your previous au pair in terme of the AP experience ?
Does the nationality of your au pair matter ?

 

EDUCATION / LES ENFANTS

How would you describe your point of view on education ?
Do your kids watch television ?
Do your children sleep in the same room ?
What are their relationship with each other ?
What form of punishment do you use ?
If one of your children talks back to you, what do you do/say ?
If one of the children purposely disobey your Au Pair, what do you do/say ?
Do your children have any allergies ?
What activities are your children involved in ?
It is summer time, tell me 5 things that your children will be asking to do.
 

 

S’OCCUPER DES ENFANTS

Is there children museums around ?
What does the au pair do with [NOM DE L’ENFANT QUI NE VA PAS A L’ECOLE] usually ?
Will I do the laundry ?
What would be my summer time / No school schedule ?
What is the typical schedule ?
Will I be driving with the children in the car?

 

VOITURE
Is there a car for the Au Pair to use (responsibly) ?
The car the AP drives is automatic or manual ?
How far can the Au Pair drive ?
 

Who pays for gas ?
Will I be able to use my international driving licence ?

 

REGLES DE LA MAISON

Are the au pair friends welcome ?
What are your house rules ?
Does the AP have a curfew ?
What chores do you expect me to do ?

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QUESTIONS A POSER A l’AU PAIR

 

THE HOST FAMILY / THE HOUSE
– How would you describe a typical non-working Week-End Day ?
– How would you describe a typical working vacation Day ?
– How would you describe a typical working week Day ?
– Can you describe every member of the family in 3 to 5 words ?
– What are the best things about having them as your host family ?
– Did you ever regret being their AP ?
– Why did you choose to extend ?
– What kind of chores do you do around the house ?
– What do you think about the parents discipline ?
– Do you get along with both parents or more with one of them ? If yes, which one and why ?
– Does the family uses video camera to monitor the children / the AP ?
– Are you a vegetarian ? If no, how is to live with vegetarians ?
– Do they pay you on time ? How do they pay you (cash, check… ?) Which day of the week ?
– Is there something you often fight about with them ?
– What do you think about the Waldorf / Steiner school system ?
– What do you cook for lunch for Helen ? Do you eat with her, after her ?
– Do you go out on week days ? Do you feel pressured to come back early ?
– Where does the family do her grocery shopping ?
THE AREA / MOVING
– What is it to be an AP around DC ?
– Is it expensive to take classes in the area ?
– Do you find things to do outside DC easily ?
– Is it expensive to go for a trip outside the East coast ?
– How much does a movie ticket cost ?
– Where do you go to go out ?
– Do you often use the car ?
– How is the area in the Winter ?
– Is there a lot of AP in the area ? Which nationalities are mostly representated ?
– What kind of advises would you give to an AP coming to DC ?
– Did you make american friends ?
– How much does a metro ticket to Downtown DC cost ?
– What stores are close to the house ?
THE COUNSELOR
– What do you think about her ?
– Would say she is more on the HF side, the AP side or is really neutral ?
– Would you trust her ?
– What kind of meetings does she organize ?
Bon courage à tous pour vos interviews, si avec ça vous n’avez pas d’idées de questions, je suis perdue ^^ Toutes ces questions je les ai extraites de conversations avec ma host family, par conséquent elles leur étaient adaptées, si vous avez des idées de questions supplémentaires, n’hésitez pas à les laisser dans les commentaires afin que j’édite l’article pour le rendre encore plus complet.

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