Catching his trade wind

Catching his trade wind

There are 9 comments on the Register Guard story from Jun 16, 2006, titled Catching his trade wind. In it, Register Guard reports that:

At 6-feet-5, 249 pounds, Tim Euhus is a big guy. But a ton of bricks is still a ton of bricks.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Register Guard.

fan

Pollock, LA

#1 Jun 16, 2006
I like the man

Http://www.gotsiants.com
fan

Pollock, LA

#2 Jun 16, 2006
Jason

Kellyville, Australia

#3 Apr 21, 2011
We believe our fees to find an au pair offer good value for money and reflect the quality we deliver. Repeat placements receive $100 discount + further discounts for recommending friends!

Our all-inclusive fees include all family documentation and material such as interview guide, contract template, handbook guide + au pair training pack with First Aid for Kids.

A member of our experienced team follows up your registration with a free telephone consultation to discuss your family’s requirements and answer your questions.
After the consultation, we can activate your search with a non refundable deposit of $80, which is deducted from the placement fee below.

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All our loyal customers receive a reward for returning to Smart Au Pairs and for recommending friends, see our Discounts & Incentives page for details.
Repeat or return families receive a bonus of $100 discount on return placements.
Jason

Kellyville, Australia

#5 Apr 21, 2011
HOW MUCH DOES A TYPICAL AU PAIR EARN, AND HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD SHE/HE WORK?
Please see our 'what is an au pair' page for practical information.
If you are looking to for guidelines on pay for a mother's help, please click here.
back to top IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO PROVIDE FOR MY AU PAIR?
In some cases there are other elements the family may consider to provide for the au pair, these are optional extras:
· Use of car in for her/his spare time,
· Chance to travel (abroad) with the family
· Internet (broadband) access to keep in touch with home
· Mobile phone with limited personal use (pay as you go)
· Membership to (sports) clubs
· Payment of/towards English classes
· Payment of/towards First Aid qualification
· Payment towards travel expenses on public transport
· Payment towards flight home after agreed period of successful performance back to top HOW DO 'MOTHER'S HELP' DIFFER FROM REGULAR AU PAIRS?
In the UK, the term Mother's Help is used for candidates that are willing and able to take on higher levels of responsibility, but not fully qualified like a professional nanny or teacher. Mother's help is a specialist candidate in our Diamond category.
Please read more information about mother's help program.
back to top I HAVE A CHILD UNDER TWO/CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. CAN I EXPECT MY AU PAIR TO PROVIDE CARE?
An au pair should not be expected to have sole care for infants under the age of two or for children with special needs, because they are not qualified or experienced to do so.
If you have a child under 2, the au pair can be a great 'extra pair of hands' or take the older children off your hands for a few hours giving you time to relax and care for your baby.
Some au pairs may be able to care for children 12-24 months for short periods of time without immediate adult supervision after spending enough time with the host mum to train them for this responsibility. back to top SHOULD I CONTRIBUTE TO MY AU PAIR'S TRAVEL COSTS?
Au pairs are expected to pay for their own international flights. The host family should collect the au pair from the airport.
The host family is expected to pay for interstate flights if the au pair attends the orientation program and facilitate the transfer from/to airport to the family home.
Families in remote location should expect to pay for connecting interstate flights from the nearest international airport.
back to top WILL MY AU PAIR BE ABLE TO DRIVE?
If your au pair has a full, clean driving license from the UK or an EEA country, they are permitted to drive in Australia.
However, the fact that the au pair has a driving license does not guarantee suitability to drive in Australia. As driving in Australia is quite different from the continent (driving on the left, roundabouts, levels of traffic) it is best to consider a driver with some driving experience (regular driving with town, countryside and motorway experience).
To familiarise them with driving in Australia, you should book a few lessons with a qualified driving instructor and give them time to practice before driving your vehicle on their own and transporting your children.
If you need them to drive your vehicle, you will need to arrange appropriate insurance for the car they will be driving.
You cannot expect an au pair to pay for any damage but she should pay for traffic fines! Please explain local road signs (especially parking!) and speed restrictions.
Petrol must be provided for use on duty, but the au pair may be asked to contribute towards petrol for personal use whilst off duty.
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Jason

Kellyville, Australia

#6 Apr 21, 2011
ARE ALL AU PAIRS TRAINED IN
FIRST AID?
Many families wish to provide their au pair with a first aid course. It is not compulsory for au pairs to have First Aid training as part of the au pair program but many candidates do hold a certificate. Smartaupairs provides a DC-Rom to teach first aid for children, including venemous creatures unique to Australia.
You may sponsor your au pair to get certified either prior to arrival or within the first month of their stay with you.
back to top WHAT'S THE RECOMMENDED HEALTH AND INSURANCES PROCEDURES FOR AU PAIRS?
We recommend au pairs to book an annual insurance policy for gap year travel before they travel.
As a host family, you are an employer and 'work cover' may be required, depending on your State or Territory regulations.
In South Australia you are exempt from this as part of the - Small employer registration exemption
WHAT'S THE RECOMMENDED HEALTH AND INSURANCES PROCEDURES FOR AU PAIRS?

We recommend au pairs to book an annual insurance policy for gap year travel before they travel.

As a host family, you are an employer and 'work cover' may be required, depending on your State or Territory regulations.

In South Australia you are exempt from this as part of the - Small employer registration exemption

Registration exemption (domestic workers)
If you employ a worker (or workers), but not for the purposes of a trade or business, and the remuneration paid to the worker(s) does not exceed $10,200 in the 2008 calendar year, you are not required to register as an employer and not required to pay a levy.

Please see here for more information on work cover in other locations:

Domestic Work Cover Insurance
Insurance to cover your nanny/au pair in the event of an accident. Legislation on insurance requirements vary between the different states and territories.
Jason

Kellyville, Australia

#7 Apr 21, 2011
Our au pair abroad program offers Australian candidates the most extensive au pair preparation & support package to ensure you are totally ready for this cultural exchange program. The package includes agency support before travel and during your au pair experience, an online babysitting course and an extensive training pack in the post with handy reference books.

AND

Our Manager has lived and worked all over Europe and now lives in Australia. We know Europe and we know our trusted partners overseas personally so we are ideally placed to help our Australian candidates to find a screened host family to match.

Our local agent makes sure both au pair and host family are informed, looked after and supported throughout your stay; we know this is very important to the success of the program.

PLUS

We were the first au pair agency in Australia awarded with IAPA membership, the International Au Pair Association. We also have our own IAPA agency in Britain, so Smart Au Pairs support start-to-finish!

Like it? Why not register now to find out more!

We have a number of nanny jobs and au pair positions available right now all over the UK and in Europe. Register first to be introduced.

AND THE LIST OF BENEFITS CONTINUES....

It is great to take part in the au pair placement program because:
• You learn about another culture from the comfort of a host family home.
• You get a chance to improve your language skills or learn another language, use what you learn(ed) in everyday practical conversations with the host family and be fluent before you know it!
Benjamin

Kellyville, Australia

#8 Apr 21, 2011
You enjoy being with children, you may even want to make this your future career.
• You like meeting new people, making new friends and learning about yourself at the same time.
• You wish to travel and see different places like a local rather than a tourist.
• You want to earn some money and be independent to return to your home country richer, wiser and smarter to be prepared for your future.
• All this will help you to find a great job when you return home!!

Click here for more detail about our wide range of au pair overseas destinations.

In short, you are smart enough to understand the value of cultural exchange, vocational learning and language skills and you want to earn and learn through cultural childcare.

Smart Au Pairs will help you find the best suited family and support you throughout.

You do not need to speak any foreign languages if you travel to Europe and many of our host families will accept an English speaking candidate even without local language skills! We know however, how many of you dream to be fluent in another language - why not start learning today with our amazing i-pod courses;

Learn the Lingo on your iPod

Join the locals and have fun with our series of free language guides that contain around 30 basic phrases that you can download onto your iPod.

We offer the following au pair placement and nanny services:

For Australian candidates we offer an au pair and nanny program overseas in Europe, USA and Canada. Just complete our online registration form today and we will contact you with detailed information about programs and fees.

AUSTRALIAN CANDIDATES CAN REGISTER FOR AN AU PAIR PLACEMENT NOW!

For Europeans wishing to be au pair in Australia – we will refer your application to our preferred partners Europe. Please e-mail us today for our partner in your country!
e-mail NOW!

This is a summary of the benefits we offer to support all au pair, nanny and tutor placements:
• Safe introductions to vetted and instructed host families who are looking for a ‘cultural childcare’ experience (not a ‘cheap cleaner’)
• Generous au pair pre-departure training and information and starter pack
• Support locally for au pairs, helpline, excursions/ meetings*,‘find a friend’ suggestions, follow-up call (*depending on location)
• Training opportunities from short courses such as babysitting class and first aid to Vocational Childcare Qualifications (full year course, UK only)
• A Smart Au Pairs certificate on completion

Click here for more detail about each au pair overseas destination.

Every au pair candidate must finish the complete registration process to help us make the best match. Be smart and combine cultural exchange and childcare to travel abroad!
Benjamin

Kellyville, Australia

#9 Apr 21, 2011
HOW WE WORK & TIPS

Our service is for AUSTRALIAN nannies and au pairs wishing to travel to UK, New Zealand, Europe, Canada and USA**.

We have au pair jobs and nanny positions available right now all over the UK and Europe. We work closely with you during preparation and matching to help you find the best au pair job. We provide ongoing support during your stay. At Smart Au Pairs we provide a service that is safe, simple and affordable.

This is how we work with you.

1. You register online, it’s FREE and gets you started

2. You print our reference pack, this includes easy to use checklist and important preparation material

3. You submit the complete pack + profile deposit of $150

4. We call you for information session and interview.

5. You pay program fee of $200*

6. We give you login for optional au pair course

7. We send your file to partner agency in chosen country for family matching

8. We introduce you to screened host family; they invite you to be their au pair

9. You arrange visa, travel insurance and flights

10. You travel and enjoy the au pair program!

To use our service, you will need to qualify for a ‘working holiday visa’.
http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holid...
or for an au pair visa.

**For the USA, different conditions apply.

Please return all complete all forms and return them to us as one complete profile pack (see checklist). You can scan and e-mail to [email protected] or post the pack to us.

To start your application, please submit your complete profile by e-mail together with a profile deposit of $150. We charge $30 extra for a paper profile by post or incomplete.

Together with your online registration, this makes your application complete and we will call you to book an information session and your interview.

After the interview, we send your file to a partner agency in Europe who will arrange family introduction. At this stage the program fee of $200* is payable, which is refundable if we are unable to match you with a family in the countries of your choice.*Additional costs for shorter programs.

SMART Tips for the best profile

NOTE: you can register at any time. However, ideally you should register at least 3 months before your intended travel date to maximise your chance of matching you to a host family in the country of your first choice!
If you can be flexible about dates and location, we can find you a family – guaranteed!

Tips for au pair job registration -

In the ‘More about you’ section or ‘letter to the family’ we ask you to tell us about yourself. We need you to tell us all about yourself to help us find a family where you will feel at home. The family also reads this information and they want to get a picture of the ‘real you’ in daily life.

TIP 1 – write the letter 'off-line' in WORD first and use the SPELL CHECK!

Write as much as possible, including information about:

• You: Yourself, your family, your friends, your pets, your hobbies and interests, likes/dislikes

• Your home: Where and with whom you live, your town, your region

• Your education: What sort of work/study you do/have done

• Childcare experience: Previous jobs / work experience with children (please be specific, ages of children, what did you do, how often, how long for etc.)

• Future plans: Career, goals, further studies
WingedFarts

Houston, TX

#10 Jun 13, 2011
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