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Include These Au Pair Skills
- Experience working with children
- Cultural sensitivity and being able to accept family customs
- Knowledge of the host country’s language
- Integrity and reliability
- Supervisory skills
- Problem-solving orientation
- Being able to follow instructions
Below is displayed a sample Administrative Secretary cover letter referring to comparable qualifications.
Dear Mme. Molliere:
I am writing in response to your need for an Au Pair for the upcoming summer, as related to me by my French teacher and your friend (Mme. Francoise Delan?®) at the University of California at Redding. With an extensive background in babysitting for children of all ages—coupled with my fun-loving, warm, and caring personality—I am confident that I can provide excellent childcare to your family while simultaneously gaining a keen understanding of French language, culture, and day-to-day life.
As a junior at the University of California, I am pursuing a degree in French and am seeking to secure an immersive in-country experience to help me further my language skills and my knowledge of French culture and politics. Living in France while simultaneously providing an outstanding level of care for your children has presented itself as a wonderful opportunity for both me and your family.
For the past eight years, I have served as a babysitter to numerous families—for which I am happy to provide references—including children from infancy through age 10. From preparing meals and changing diapers to performing household cleaning tasks and accompanying children to various activities and events, I am enthusiastic and supportive in every aspect of caring for children. Furthermore, I am responsible and reliable, with a proven commitment to providing high-quality physical and emotional care for children while encouraging their social and educational development.
As a student for the past three years at the University of California at Redding, I have continued my childcare experience in various part-time, on-call positions with multiple families while pursuing my degree in French. With inclusion into the UC French Honor Society and my cumulative GPA thus far of 3.89/4.0, I have demonstrated my enthusiasm and love of the French language and culture, and would greatly appreciate and welcome the chance to grow this knowledge through this wonderful opportunity to serve as an Au Pair for your family this summer. I would love the chance to speak with you over the phone and discuss my qualifications and your needs in more detail.
Thank you very much, and I look forward to speaking with you soon!