Dear au pair,
We are a typical Irish family - busy juggling working life and our young family. We have two little boys: Robbie is 2 (born Nov 2016) and Jack is 11 months (born Aug 2018). They are great kids and we love them very much. Robbie is a great character and Jack is really starting to develop his own personality now too. My husband (Eoghan, pronounced Owen) and I (Aoife, pronounced Eefa) aspire to be good people and we care greatly for our extended family, friends and neighbours as well as our boys.We live in Drumcondra, which is a great little suburb just 20 minutes walk north of Dublin city. The town has everything that an au pair might need - there is a university in the town (St Patricks College) meaning it is full of young people. Eoghan is a pharmacist and he works Monday to Friday and also every second weekend. He usually leaves the house for work around 7.30 - 8.00am. He could be home anytime from 5.30pm to 8pm. At weekends he is home from work before 2pm. Aoife works as an accountant in the city centre 4 or 5 days a week leaving at about 7.30am and home between 5 and 6pm. Robbie is in childcare locally (less than 10 minute walk). We try to eat dinner as a family when possible at around 6pm and after that the boys start to wind down for bedtime between 6.30 - 7.30pm. After that we either just chill out until our own bedtime around 10.30pm or maybe do some activities (tennis, gym, exercise etc) a few times during the week.Firstly, the au pair will get the boys ready in the morning and bring Robbie to childcare and then pick him up later on. Jack will need to be looked after then until we get home from work. Alongside this some light housework would be required. And we would like if the au pair could stay in the house 1 or 2 evenings a week while the boys are in bed so that we can do activities or go out for an hour or two if it suits the au pair and it will be agreed well in advance.
We will welcome the au pair as one of our own family and will do everything possible to ensure that they are happy during their stay with us. Our home is a lovely old red-brick period house and the au pair will have plenty of time and space to call their own. The au pair will have their own large en suite bedroom upstairs. We will ensure that the au pair is introduced to Irish customs and culture, both locally and nationally. Drumcondra is a great place to live as the au pair will be very close to Dublin city centre (20 minute walk, 10 minute cycle, 5 minute bus ride) where they can meet with friends from all over the city.
Au pair in Dublin City
Dear au pair,