Bria Resigns as Head Women's Basketball Coach
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#1 Mar 22, 2006
I think it is a good move for the University.
#2 Jun 16, 2006
As a former player (I guess that is what you would call me even though she rarely treated us like human beings) I think time is running out on Ms. Bria and soon everyone will realize she sugar-coat is only that - a coat. Underneath, its pretty sour and doesn't have alot of b-ball knowledge
#3 Apr 21, 2011
Additional payment and rewards:
Additional benefits vary, some families take au pairs on holidays to exotic destinations to luxury hotels but it is best not to expect this! Most host families are generous and want you to be happy. Many will make the effort to show you their city and their area and take you on excursions and family trips. Some will contribute towards local travel expenses or phone bills. There are also families who are prepared to pay for or contribute towards the cost of language lessons.
It is very important to agree in advance what you expect from each other on the basic hours and pay. Extras are a bonus!
*Mother's helpers, tutors and professional nannies from Australia are also part of our cultural exchange program. They are candidates who are willing and able to take on higher levels of responsibility, a Mother’s help or tutor does not need to be fully qualified, nannies can only be placed in a professional nanny position if they are fully qualified and can provide proof of qualification and experience.
NOTE TO ALL AU PAIRS – During the (summer) holidays (July & August!) you may be asked to do extra hours. Holiday pocket money should reflect the extra hours. Many language schools are CLOSED during July/August.
For many cultural au pair positions a real affection for children is the main requirement. Practical experience is an advantage, even if it is only babysitting, as is an outgoing nature for coping and living with new people in a foreign country. You should also be flexible, independent, honest, mature and responsible.
Candidates with extensive experience in childcare and/or a qualification in childcare or teaching are very popular. We work with dedicated nanny agencies to secure you a role as a professional nanny.
If you have a background in education or you have been nanny before, we can often find you a position very quickly. In particular in Britain, families are prepared to pay more for experienced candidates, especially if you are willing to look after younger children.(no sole care for under 2s unless you have a nanny qualification)
Additional advantages - please make sure you highlight your skills in your letter to the family, the following 'extra skills' are highly in demand with families:
• Talents/sports that you can share with the children (such as swimming or painting)
• Experience/qualification in food hygiene and cooking
•(International) driving license
• Understanding of first aid
If you have more childcare experience, you may consider being a mother's help. Expect to be asked specific questions about your experience during your interview.
Tasks will vary by family, but expect the following to be part of your duties in most families.
• Wake the children in the morning and get them ready
• Help the children to tidy their rooms and make their beds
• Prepare breakfast and lunch for the children
• Clean up breakfast dishes
• Make sure children have books and homework for school, drive children to/from school (if needed)
• Tasks while children are at school: shopping, light housework
• Prepare a healthy afternoon snack
• Assist the children with their homework, initiate and supervise play
• Help the children with their bath routine and help get them ready for bed
Host families describe their requirements on the profile and they are able to prepare a handbook, that Smart Au Pairs provides them. It helps to define the job so that expectations are clear.
#4 Apr 21, 2011
HOW ABOUT FREE TIME?
An au pair should have 2 days and most evenings free. New friends are usually quickly made through language classes and children’s activities. In the first weeks, you can ask the host family to help find other au pairs in the area. Local agencies also provide a contact list.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Cultural au pairs are expected to pay for their own travel to the host country (nearest airport to host family). The host family will pick you up from the airport or arrange for collection. In the Netherlands and Germany we have a 'flight refund bonus' so that you get your flight costs refunded after successful completion of the au pair program.
#5 Apr 21, 2011
WHY SMART AU PAIRS?
When you join our au pair program, your happiness as an au pair is paramount to us and we want you to be so happy that you recommend your friends to be au pair too! Our service is affordable and reliable.
We are simply passionate about the benefits of aupairing and that's why our au pair agency offers a wide range of destinations abroad for Australians and the most extensive pre-departure training and preparation package! Look at all the stuff we include on our au pair program:
•Information session before travel overseas
•Online au pair course (optional)
•Support with your family interviews -
•Screened host-family of your choice, agree prior to your departure
•Pre-departure pack including cultural guide book about your chosen destination
•Airport collection (by host family)
•Welcome pack on location
•Follow up and support from expert local agency
•Certificate upon completion
We place au pairs in all our destinations and in some countries we also offer other live-in cultural exchange programs such as nanny, flex-nanny, mother's help and tutor. We offer more programs and more countries.
We place with vetted families and in collaboration with a network of trusted agencies working to the highest quality standards in the industry.
Our Smart Au Pairs office in the UK is a member of BAPAA, British Au Pair Agency Association and both the Australian and UK office are members of IAPA, the International Au Pair Association, so you can trust us to work to the highest standards in the country.
Our UK host families are carefully selected and many of them have been with us for a long time and recommended their friends.
#6 Apr 21, 2011
Au pair in New Zealand
If you dream of being nanny in New Zealand, our au pair program can help to get you overseas safe and easy.
The Au Pair program in New Zealand has the unique benefit of having a full induction and training program on arrival.
PLUS - a bonus on completion of the program; this can pay for your flights to UK or Europe for your next au pair experience!
More information about au pair in New Zealand
back to top Au pair, nanny, mother's help in Britain
If you dream of being nanny in London or au pair in Manchester, our au pair in Britain program can help to get you overseas safe and easy. We have our own Smartaupairs agency in the UK and our MD lived in the UK for more than 15 years before moving to Australia.
Our Australian au pair agency offers the widest range of programs and destinations, from London and Liverpool to Scotland! In England we also work with professional nanny agencies to offer programs such as mother’s help, tutor (governess) and professional nanny in Britain.
More information about au pair in England
back to top Au pair or nanny in the Netherlands (Holland)
If you dream of being nanny in Amsterdam or au pair in The Hague, our au pair in Holland program can help to get you overseas safe and easy. Our agency is Dutch owned so we know Holland!
The Au Pair program in the Netherlands has the unique benefit of having your return airfare refunded by the host family on completion of the 12 month program.(see program guide below)
More information about au pair in Holland
back to top Au pair in Ireland, Rebublic of Ireland
If you dream of being nanny in Dublin or au pair in Cork, our au pair in Ireland program can help to get you abroad safe and easy.
The au pair program in Ireland is for 6 months due to visa restrictions. We invite you to combine au pair in Ireland with another destination in UK or Europe at no extra charge!
Alternatively you may use the remaining 6 months of your visa to travel and explore Ireland.
More information about au pair in Ireland
#7 Apr 21, 2011
Au pair in France & tutor program
If you wish to improve or learn French in France, this is for you! You may decide to be nanny in Paris or au pair in Nice or maybe improve your French as a tutor during the French school holidays. Our owner lived and worked in France so we know France! You can start any time of the year, vetted host families throughout France.
More information about au pair in France
back to top Au pair in Germany & tutor program
If you are planning to be nanny in Munich, Tutor in Cologne or au pair in Berlin, our au pair in Germany program can help to get you abroad safe and easy. If you want to learn German in Germany, au pair and tutor are both total immersion programs; we offer a wide range of destinations with friendly vetted host families.
The Au Pair program in Germany has the unique benefit of having your return airfare refunded by the host family on completion of the 12 month program.(see program guide below)
More information about au pair in Germany
back to top Au pair in Austria
If you dream of being nanny in Vienna or au pair in The Alps, our au pair in Austria program can help to get you overseas safe and easy. We KNOW Austria, our Manager worked in the ski resort of Badgastein!
The Au Pair program in Austria program has the unique benefit of having a part time schedule of 20 hours childcare (+ babysitting) and 5 weeks paid holidays giving you MORE time to explore!(see program guide below)
More information about au pair in Austria
back to top Au pair in Italy
We are in the process of finalising the details of our program in Italy
back to top Au pair in Canada
Au pair in Canada program coming soon.
back to top Au pair in USA/ America
We are currently preparing the details for the Au Pair in America program in collaboration with Inter Exchange USA.
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