Host Family Stories

The Cleaver family

The Cleaver family

The Cleaver/ Dunkley Family is a whole lot of fun! With their two little red haired kids, Hannah (nearly 3 years) and Callen (1 ½ years) I am having new adventures every day.
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The Paul family

The Paul family

Dear lovely Paul family! My time here in New Zealand is flying by and with this letter I want to express why you are the best host family I could’ve ever wished for.
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The Hira Family

The Hira Family

I have been the Hira family’s Au pair for the past 6 months. As I am leaving I am realizing that they probably do not know how much all the things they do and have done means. The little and the big. And that is why I nominate them as host family of the month. To make sure they know.
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The O'Neill Family

The O'Neill Family

Dear Beth, Aoife and Orla, I can’t believe I´m here in New Zealand for almost ten months already. Wow, time really flies by when you enjoy an experience as much as I enjoy living with you.
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The Hughes Family

The Hughes Family

Dear Sarah, Michael, Asher and Amie, I’m so glad to know you all and spent my big adventure at the other end of the world with you! Since we skyped the first time I knew that we fits together and I’m so glad that you chose me as your au pair.
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The Nightingale family

The Nightingale family

I hope that you will be the next family of the month, because for me you are the best host family. Not only of one month, you are the best host family ever.
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The Foot family

The Foot family

It’s hard to find the right words which describe how blessed I am with my host family. 8 months ago I arrived as their first Au Pair and I’ve directly felt welcomed and as part of the family.
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The Hope Family

The Hope Family

For me as Ruby's and Thomas's Au pair the Hope- family deserves it to 100% to be called " Host Family of the Month" because they are just awesome! Since my first day I felt welcome and comfortable in this Family, they give me the feeling that I am a family member and not a labour.
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The McDonald/Smith Family

The McDonald/Smith Family

I live with the McDonald/Smith family, a great family of 4 with extra family members, Sam the dog and Jack the cat! I’m so happy to have landed in this family, who have done everything they could to make me feel at home and as a part of the family.
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The Flack Family

The Flack Family

Life before our Au Pair (Lena) could described as exhausting, hectic and full on! We were constantly juggling busy jobs, two kids, regular exercise, social events, chores, cooking etc. Our Au Pair has changed our lives from manic to manageable, from chaotic to calm, from stormy to sorted!
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Eckard Family

Eckard Family

To prospective host families… Being a very busy family struggling to juggle our family, careers and live in general, we recently were asked by friends whether we ever considered taking on an au pair.
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Carroll Family

Carroll Family

In May of 2011, my family was relocated to Wellington from the United States; I was seven months pregnant and started working in my new job the day after we landed.
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Cunningham Family

Cunningham Family

Lydia understands each of the children's personalities, in fact she's so in tune to each of their needs at any given time which is just so reassuring. Every day I feel so incredibly lucky to have her in our lives and I know she's going to be hard to replace.
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Bradbury Family

Bradbury Family

We first heard about Au Pair Link on the Breakfast show on TV1. The service instantly appealed to us as it was extremely cost effective and our children were being looked after by one person in our own home -preschools just did not appeal to us.
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Culpan Family

Culpan Family

For the last couple of years we have had au pairs working and living with us in our home. They have all been a great addition to our family and both parties have had many exciting and new experiences.
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The Matthews Family

The Matthews Family

Having an Au Pair opens up a new world in terms of language and culture, a big sister for the kids who they love to bits, reduced stress - less rushing, especially in the morning - but also, the kids are less stressed - no tears at drop offs for example.
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