We’ve just added a new question on the host family’s Post Job page, the question is “Have you previously employed an au pair you could offer as a reference?“ – if a host family has previously employed an au pair, and they are willing to share that au pair’s contact details with the new au pair, they can indicate so here.
This information will appear on the job description page as a bullet point “This host family has previously employed an au pair they could offer as a reference”.
Sharing a previous au pair’s contact details with the new au pair allows the new au pair contact the old one, to get an idea of what to expect in their new job, the working conditions, what the family are like, etc.
We would ask host families to share this information, if possible, as moving into a new home, in a new country, with a new family, would be a daunting prospect for anyone, talking to someone who has experienced it before would be a massive assurance for the au pair, and their family.
We would suggest the host family only share the previous au pair’s contact details with the job seeker they are considering offering the position to.