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Newsletter Families - Grannies looking for families – for now or later

Grannies looking for families – for now or later

Dear families,

Maybe you are wondering what is happening to Granny Aupair at the moment, as travel regulations are changing every day due to COVID19? We are definitely continuing! And are not letting ourselves be get down!

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Newsletter - Important News about Granny Aupair

Dear families, dear Grannies,  

we are really excited! We have used the time during COVID19 and been busy over the last few months: And now we are happy to be able to present our new Granny Aupair online portal just in time for the beginning of autumn, on September 23rd.  
 
If you then visit www.granny-aupair.com, you will hardly notice any difference at first glance, because we have deliberately retained our typical Granny Aupair design. You will find changes and new things in the area after login, with which you will be able to familiarize yourself quickly and intuitively.

Here are the advantages at a glance:

  • Clear layout in the members‘ area
  • Simple and direct communication with the members (via chat communication)
  • Easy handling of your contacts
  • Quicker and better access with your mobile devices (tablet, mobile, cell phone) as well as with your PC or laptop.
  • Besides bank transfer and Paypal, additional payment options via credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Maestro

The move  

Just like with a real-life move, there is a lot to do regarding a virtual transition. Therefore, our online portal/website will be unavailable during the course of 21.09. until probably 22.09. Naturally we will be there for you by phone and e-mail!

One more explanatory note: We had to adapt some questions or details in the profiles due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For example, personal details such as health restrictions etc. may no longer be queried. Likewise, any contacts you have made during your membership will be permanently removed from your profile three weeks after your membership expires. If you wish to keep the contact details, we recommend that you write them down elsewere.

After your first login (following the 23.09.), please take another look at your profile and complete or update your details if necessary. We are at your disposal for any further questions. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to the new GrannyAupair portal, which we hope you will like as much as we do!

Best regards from

your Michaela Hansen and your Granny Aupair-Team 

 

Any questions? Just call us: 0049(0)40 87976140

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Newsletter Grannies - Longing for Grandchildren

Dear Ladies,

Reinhild from South Germany would have liked to become a grandmother. She had always dreamed of cuddling with the little ones, drying their tears, playing with them and baking cakes. "Just what grandmothers do," she says. She also says: "My daughter, my only child, never wanted children."

As with Reinhild, many of our Grannies have unfortunately not (yet) been blessed with grandchildren, or their own grandchildren live far away or are already grown up.  Many of our families also do not have a grandmother nearby who can help them in their tightly scheduled daily routine. Reinhild had enough of waiting and discovered a useful alternative for herself. She became a Granny Aupair with a young family in England and lovingly cared for the two children. "The little ones have grown so close to my heart. Sometimes it is exhausting, but I feel so much joy every day – even if I am only the substitute grandmother".

As a suggestion and inspiration we would like to introduce you to three families who would like to welcome a loving temporary Granny as soon as possible.

In our newsletters we always present only a few from our list of families. Just have a look at our online portal. There you will find many families who are looking for a loving replacement Granny – in the near future or for next year.  

Very best wishes from

Your Michaela Hansen und your Granny Aupair-Team

 

Beautiful Oise-Valley in the Ile de France 

The Val d'Oise department is located in the north of the greater Paris area.  With the Oise river in its midst and bordered by the Seine it also has two beautiful natural parks. With many abbeys, castles, typical villages and museums, the region can boast of its architectural and cultural heritage. In the small village of Epiais Rhus, near Pointoise, an international family of four (user name buzbyinparis) with two girls (3 and 1) is looking for a loving, flexible Granny Aupair with a driver's license as soon as possible to help the parents, who both work from home: “We are a warm and welcoming family and would welcome someone who wants to be an active part of our family. We like the idea of a multi-generational family and the experience for our girls of growing up with people from all ages and cultures." The Granny will be staying in a  beautiful room in a big house in a rural environment. The travel expenses are taken over in part.

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Nature and culture in the Taunus Region 

The Taunus region in south-westerly Germany is characterized by cultural, natural and architectural highlights. With its variety of landscapes and proximity to the Main metropolis of Frankfurt, the region has something to offer everyone. In Kelkheim in the Vortaunus, about 25 kilometers from Frankfurt, a small family (user name: Lia Nael Eloisa) with a daughter of just under one year old plus dog is looking for a loving, patient temporary grandmother with a driving license for little Lia as soon as possible, preferably for longer.  It would be ideal if the Granny would also like to accompany the family on trips. In addition the family has a housekeeper. In her profile the mother writes: "It would be great if the Granny can become part of our family and accompany us when we travel. We are flexible in terms of time. Everything is a question of communication. What we would like best is a longer period of working together... just to get to know each other better, that would be great. :-)“ A beautiful large room with private bathroom in a spacious house is waiting for the Granny. The travel expenses are covered in full.  

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Historical town on the Thames Estuary

Not far from the Thames estuary in the county of Essex in South-East England you can find the historic town of Benfleet. Among other things you can find the traditional seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea nearby plus many beaches, bays and castles. London is also only 1 hour away by train. In Benfleet a Dutch-English family of five with three children (boy, 5, and 2 girls 2 years and a baby) and the username Casje is looking for an understanding, open Granny Aupair with a driver's license as soon as possible. The baby of the family has special needs and therefore the mother, who is currently at home, needs support for the other two children, who are in nursery or school three and five days a week respectively until the afternoon. A nice room in a big house on the outskirts of town is available for the Granny. The travel expenses will be fully covered.

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Our Tip:

Search with your heart AND mind! Before you commit to a family, you should agree on important details and requirements about your time as a Granny Aupair. Thus there will be no unwelcome surprises later on and both sides will know what they can expect. Remember: The families rely on you!

Once you have made a contact request, you will need a bit of patience. It often takes a few days or even weeks until the families get back to you. The families are often very busy or collect some requests before they answer.

 

Granny Aupair on Instagram

Maybe you've already taken a look? @granny_aupair is also on Instagram. We like to post nice features and also short recounts from our grannies and families – especially if they come with lovely photos. So, if you like to email us a few lines about your experiences as a Granny Aupair with photo(s) we can post there, we would be very pleased. And of course happy, if you follow us on Instagram @granny_aupair. 

 

Becoming a Granny Aupair is totally easy – this is how it works:

·  Register  free of charge

As a subscriber to our newsletter you are already registered for free. You can log into the secure area and browse through the profiles of our families with no further obligation.

·  Become a member

As a member of Granny Aupair you can then get in contact with other members. For this purpose you just click on the “Become a member” button in our community-section and pay your membership fee easily by PayPal or bank transfer. Tip: Upon payment with PayPal your profile is activated straight away and you can contact our Families & co. immediately. 

·  Finding your way abroad

As a member of Granny Aupair you can now get in touch with the families and co. They can then also view your profile and contact you. You decide who may see your contact details. Write, phone or skype in detail with the families who are on your short list. Maybe you can also organize an introductory meeting. Get to know each other thoroughly and discuss the precise arrangements of your stay (accommodation, responsibilities and daily routine, coverage of travel costs, pocket money etc.). Is the chemistry right? Then get your things together and you’re off!

 

 

Any questions? Just call us: 0049(0)40 87976140

Mo., Wed. + Fr. 10:00 - 14:00 h | Tue. + Thur. 14:00 - 18:00 h

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Newsletter Families - Granny Aupair: Mother-in-Law, temporary Grandmother or good Friend?

Dear families,

Having a Granny Aupair in the house is definitely a great relief – you don't always have to worry about your offspring and can keep your mind free for other tasks. And yet some young parents are wary about contacting a Granny Aupair: What if you don't get along? After all, women of this age have a lot of experience, would they be willing to listen to younger parents? 

These fears are understandable, but mostly totally unfounded. Due to their long life experience, Grannies know that everyone is different. Granny Aupairs are well-behaved and polite and adapt to the new circumstances, but at the same time bring a breath of fresh air with them. A new person in the house always means change. But you can determine whether this will be positive or negative right from the outset: Talk to each other beforehand on the phone or on Skype, and exchange views by e-mail. That way you can quickly find out whether you agree on certain subjects. There are no rights or wrongs here: what isn’t acceptable for one person can be ideal for another.  

Naturally it would be perfect if you could set up a meeting before the Granny’s required date of arrival. So you can get a feeling of each other and find out if the chemistry is right. If this turns out not to be the case: Don’t worry: the stay is completely voluntary on both sides and can be ended at any time. With this in mind, you can confidently embark on the Granny adventure and find out how this way of support can change your life. In quite a few cases, the Granny Aupair even turns out to be a motherly friend who can enrich the life not only of the children but also of the parents. 

At the moment about 50 Grannies from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and other countries are looking for a nice family to support with their life experience and gusto. We would like to introduce two of them to you below. And besides these Grannies, there are many more loving and energetic temporary grandmothers looking for a nice family to support with assistance and advice. You can find their profiles on our website Granny Aupair

Very best wishes

your Michaela Hansen und your Granny Aupair-Team

 

 

Creative and understanding: Granny Liane

Granny Liane (user name Liane Z.) would like to help a family as a Granny Aupair from mid September to the end of November. The 59-year-old kindergarten teacher and teacher for language development loves to cook and bake and also enjoys doing handicrafts. The mother of adult children from Austria also likes to be out in nature. In her profile she writes: "I am looking forward to getting to know the country and its people, away from tourism. Maybe being able to take a language course. I like cooking and baking for "my" family..."  

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Versatile and Dynamic – Granny Caterina

Granny Caterina (user name Cate60) would also like to help a family from an English-speaking environment as from September or from January 2021. The 59 year old former teacher for motor science and for special needs is very sporty and also enjoys cooking and baking and even tidying! The animalloving mother of two adult children from Italy likes to organize playful and stimulating recreational activities for children of all ages. She also would like to visit a language course.  In her profile she writes: „I expect to find a family where it's possible to create sincere relationships, also the comparison with different cultures is always a reason for growth ... I have a lot to transmit and certainly a lot to learn from others. I hope this experience will allow me to improve my level of English a lot.”

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Our TIP: If Grannies appeal to you but certain details in their profile such as length of stay and date of arrival do not match your expectations, then contact them anyway. Frequently something has changed and the Grannies are flexible. Many things are negotiable and it costs nothing to ask! 

 

Granny Aupair on Instagram

Maybe you've already seen it? @granny_aupair is also on Instagram. There we like to post nice stories and also short features of our Grannies and families  especially with nice photos. So, if you’d like to email us a few lines about your experiences as a Granny Aupair family with photo(s) that we may publish, we would be very pleased. And naturally we would be happy if you follow us on Instagram @granny_aupair.

 

Any questions? Just call us: 0049(0)40 87976140

Mo., Wed. + Fr. 10:00 - 14:00 h | Tue. + Thur. 14:00 - 18:00 h

info@granny-aupair.com

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Newsletter Grannies - Feeling needed

Newsletter Grannies - Feeling needed

Dear Ladies,

Many of our Granny Aupairs dream of the good feeling of being needed. Some of our Grannies have no grandchildren of their own or their grandchildren live far away or are already grown up. And many of our families near and far do not have a grandmother nearby to help them in the momentarily even more difficult everyday life.

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Newsletter Familien - Starting out again - Grannies looking for families!

Newsletter Familien - Starting out again - Grannies looking for families!

Dear families,

Slowly everything is actually starting up again. Since June 15th, many borders within the EU have been open to travellers from other countries, and many countries in Europe are no longer issuing a travel warning for other EU countries.

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Newsletter Grannies - Starting out again - Looking for Grannies

Newsletter Grannies - Starting out again - Looking for Grannies

Dear Ladies,

Slowly everything is actually starting up again. Since 15 June, many borders within the EU have been open to travellers from other countries, and many countries in Europe are no longer issueing a travel warning for other EU countries.

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Newsletter Grannies - Looking for efficient Grannies

Newsletter Grannies - Looking for efficient Grannies

Dear Ladies,

we are really pleased: Slowly more lockdown rules are being eased and you can discover the world a little bit more again. Various Grannies will soon be travelling to families in other European countries in able to support them.

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Newsletter Families - Efficient Grannies ready to travel!

Newsletter Families - Efficient Grannies ready to travel!

Dear families,

we are pleased: Slowly more and more relaxation of the lockdown rules is being put into place and you can discover the world a little bit more again. Various Grannies will soon be travelling to families in other European countries to give them active support.

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Newsletter - Positive Thoughts

Newsletter - Positive Thoughts

Dear families, dear Grannies,

in times like these, we would like to send some positive thoughts around the world. As you may know, Granny Aupair is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020. In these ten years so many wonderful things have happened and beautiful friendships between Grannies and families have developed and we would like to review some of them here.

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Newsletter - Solidarity for Granny Aupair

Newsletter - Solidarity for Granny Aupair

Dear families, dear Grannies,

a virus is crippling the world right now. It makes us pause and shows each individual what is personally really important to him or her. Staying healthy, being outside - travelling.

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Newsletter - Covid-19 is challenging the World

Newsletter - Covid-19 is challenging the World

Dear Grannies,
dear families,

The coronavirus (Covid-19) is keeping the world on tenterhooks. Many areas of life are now affected by it. Sadly, Granny Aupair is also not immune to the virus and its effects. Almost all countries have now imposed temporary entry bans or quarantine measures. This currently makes the cultural exchange with Granny Aupair very difficult.

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Newsletter Grannies - Spontaneity makes you happy

Newsletter Grannies - Spontaneity makes you happy

Dear Ladies,

Plans provide security, but spontaneity makes you happy. You notice this when you spontaneously have a coffee with someone. To be able to do something unplanned, without needing a sufficient reason, just like that, is not only an essential key to success, but also the secret of happiness in life.

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Newsletter Grannies - It is never too late

Newsletter Grannies - It is never too late

Dear Ladies,

To live life to the full to the very last minute, true to the motto “It is never too late to start something new” that’s the guideline of Andreas Kruse, Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Heidelberg and one of the best-known gerontologists in Germany.

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Newsletter Grannies - Families around the world

Newsletter Grannies - Families around the world

Dear Ladies,

The New Year and it’s resolutions are still fresh in our minds. And all around the world the New Year is still not finished: January 25th, for example, saw the beginning of Chinese New Year, this time with the Year of the Rat.

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Press Release - Happy 10th birthday, Granny Aupair!

Press Release - Happy 10th birthday, Granny Aupair!

Happy 10th Birthday, Granny Aupair!

The last 10 years have seen many thousands of women travelling to over 50 countries around the world with Granny Aupair

Hamburg, January 2020 - In the beginning it was a dream: Wouldn't it be wonderful if life experienced women of the generation 50 plus could set out into the world and overcome
national borders, language barriers and cultural hurdles?

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Newsletter - Happy Birthday! 10 years Granny Aupair

Newsletter - Happy Birthday! 10 years Granny Aupair

Dear families, dear Grannies,

10 years of Granny Aupair – how time flies! 2020 is our anniversary year, which we want to celebrate with you. Throughout this year we would like to inform you about our work, give you a look behind the scenes, present a few of our Grannies and families and their experiences and...and...and...

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Newsletter Grannies - Set off into the wide world as a Granny Aupair

Newsletter Grannies - Now or never - Set off into the wide world as a Granny Aupair

Dear Ladies,

The new decade is still brand new and there is still time to devote yourself to New Year’s resolutions with vim and vigour. Have you already made plans? Do you want to take a further education course, plan a sabbatical, improve your language skills, lose weight, do more sports, go on a trip?

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