How to find an au pair job?
This is not an ad! I'm the mom of 2 teenagers and so I haven't needed a babysitter in quite a while. My question is, how would moms of young children go about looking for a babysitter or au pair?
A friend of mine in France has a teenage daughter who wants to come to the US for the summer as an au pair. Other than signing up for paid sites, which seem to favor longer-term arrangements, does anyone have ideas on how to help this friend search for this kind of summer job? I've been advised not to have her post on Craig's List.
How would you look for an au pair? Would local references be key? Would you just get referrals from friends or would you go through an agency?
Thanks all for your thoughts.