VideoAuPair Introductions Impress Host Families

The Au pair introduction business has shifted from expensive bureaux to accessible websites. Now one website has adapted the YouTube concept to enhance online au pair introductions further.

Leicester, United Kingdom, September 30, 2010 --( offers visiting host families the chance to see, and hear au pairs speak before they compile their shortlist.

Video introductions have three advantages over conventional still pictures.

Parents and children can enjoy a richer impression of each candidate’s personality.

They can hear the au pair speaking the host country language.

They are assured that the candidate has made a special effort.

Conventional au pair introduction sites make it so easy for the applicant to post a profile in a few minutes, parents can’t be sure that the young foreigner smiling in the photograph is really serious about the responsibilities they are going to take on. The extra effort of making a video reassures parents with a demonstration of commitment.

For the au pair, a better selling pitch is important. On any au pair web site, there are around three au pairs for every family looking. So two out of every three hopefuls are going to be disappointed. An introduction that shows greater initiative and drive is going to attract more interest.

Families can also upload videos on to VideoAuPair. Families that live in the world’s glamorous capitals attract lots of applicants. But families in less fashionable locations can enhanced their appeal with a warm and appealing family video.

VideoAuPair has attracted girls and boys from all over Europe, America and Canada, talking to the camera most usually from their own bedrooms. The candidates script their own clips, and the result is a fresh and insightful presentation.

Jane Kind, VideoAuPair site owner, raised her children with the help of au pairs that she contacted online. When YouTube launched, the potential for au pair websites seemed obvious and so she set about designing a video based site of her own. It was launched this spring, and is accumulating new visitors and registrations at a growing rate.

Jane Kind
+44(0) 116 270 0760