When we decided that enough was enough and it was time to find a live-in au pair again, we turned to Gumtree.
In the past we used the website Great AuPair which connected us to young people overseas who were keen to come to Australia.
But this time I needed someone fast and for a short time. And I needed someone who could drive straight away. So Gumtree it was. You can see on the graphic above to see how I searched for au pairs in Job-Nannies and Babysitters in Sydney and surrounds.
There were quite a few people looking for jobs and HEAPs of people advertising. Lots of parents describe their ‘gorgeous, well behaved children’ but I couldn’t do that, false advertising.
So here’s the advert I loaded up.
I paid about $7 to promote it a bit. Then waited.
Not for long. Within a week there were 21 replies.
I asked Bethany what she thinks of Gumtree as a place to look for jobs. She said:
‘It’s the best. You get a few psychos but there are good people too.’
And that was my experience.
Next I’ll post on my experiences in the past using Great AuPair. And then I’ll do a ‘what to look for’ post. Bethany’s staying for three months as it turns out. Great.
Have you looked for an au pair?
How did you search?
Read more about our new au pair Bethany here.