Name: Gillian  –  Age: 23 – Country of origin: Colombia

Why did you choose to work with Be My Nounou?

It’s a serious agency and I fell I have the support I need in Paris with them

What is your favorite thing about working with children?

Every day is a whole new story

What do you like about teaching a language?

I also learn while teaching

Can you give us 3 fun facts/stories about working with children?

 -Arthur (3 years old) made himself a snail with modelling clay and then he taught it was alive, he fed it and gave it some water.

-You can never try to distract kids with something else to make them forget what they first wanted, they will always remember and then they will want both things. 

-Making cakes is always a good idea… well, sometimes not. 

What do you like most about the French family life?

The time they spend together is almost always real quality time

What is your greatest advise to new young people moving to Paris?

Don’t think too much about it and just do it. Be prepared for bureaucracy but also for having an amazing time in here! 

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Name: Rebecca  –  Age: 20 – Country of origin: Denmark 

Why did you choose to work with Be My Nounou? 

I chose to send my application to Be My Nounou, because of the fact that the whole build up seemed very personal, on eye-level and professional. And moreover, that you are given different tools for the children and not only do the children learn, but also yourself. Hereby, I learned how to interact and understand the given child within a new language. 

What is your favorite thing about working with children?

Tough question. I’ve been babysitting a sweet 5 year old girl, and I’ll probably have to say, that the look she gave me every time, I picked her up from school, made me be excited about being together with her every time. I felt like the coolest NouNou in the world!

What do you like about teaching a language?

I like teaching a new language, because it challenges me as well as the child. I feel like, it’s an useful tool for the future, to be able to give on knowledge. And what better way to do it than learn and play. 

Can you give us 3 fun facts/stories about working with children?

Well, it definitely implies a lot of patience. But in the end it always gives you a smile on your face. Every time I finish my work, I get the worlds biggest kiss and there is some much love given from kids. It’s so hard not to get attached, but welcome it with open arms. 

What do you like most about the French family life?

In my case, it’s how welcome I feel in the family’s home. 

What is your greatest advise to new young people moving to Paris?

Don’t be afraid to try new things, explore and just jump on. Sometimes you’ll succeed and sometimes you won’t, but in the end it’s all great experience. And in my opinion it’s the only way to develop and find new sides of yourself. And don’t be afraid to speak French and talk to new people, you have nothing to loose.

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Name: Erin – Age: 20 – Country of origin: New Jersey, USA

Why did you choose to work with Be My Nounou?

I chose to work with Be My Nounou because I have always really enjoyed working with children- it’s never felt like work to me. I also enjoy tutoring, and helping children practice their English seemed like a great combination of both! 

I also wanted the opportunity to get to know a French family, and I’ve been really lucky that my family has been so welcoming and kind to me. They made sure I knew that they were happy to help me with anything I needed, gave me recommendations of things to do in France, and always check in on how I am doing in Paris. 

What is your favorite thing about working with children?
I like that when I am babysitting, I can be pretty silly and creative and do things I haven’t done since I was a kid like build Lego planes or draw or play board games. It’s enjoyable for me too to play with them and have fun.

What do you like about teaching a language? 

It’s really gratifying when Martin masters something that I have been correcting him on, as it is a way that I can directly see that I am helping him learn. One small victory was that he often said « don’t can » instead of « cannot » but now, I can’t remember the last time he made that mistake. It’s nice to see those kinds of direct changes in his learning.

Can you give us 3 fun facts/stories about working with children? 

One funny story from the child I babysit through Be My Nounou was when I taught him how to make a spoon stick to your nose and not fall off, as something funny after school. But he got very good very quickly at making the spoon hang from his nose and spent the entire rest of the afternoon walking around with a spoon stuck to his nose. We had a bit more of a language barrier then so it was a very funny way to break the ice.

I also just love the funny things that kids innocently say. One of my favorites was when an 8 year old I babysat at home asked me if TV was in black and white when I was growing up.

What do you like most about the French family life? 

One difference I see here in France from the US is that Martin is very independent for a ten year old and his parents trust him a great deal to be responsible for himself. He is in charge of his own homework, he’s very street smart, he’s responsible for preparing what he needs to for his guitar lessons on his own, etc. Of course, this is just one family so I don’t know if it is « French » but it is impressive to me how self-sufficient Martin is expected to be and I think that is a great skill.

What is your greatest advise to new young people moving to Paris?

My first piece of advice is to make sure you take advantage of being an EU resident under 26 as much as possible; it’s incredible how much Paris has to offer in terms of history, art, museums, monuments, and culture, and as a young person you can access so many places for free or for a reduced price. It’s almost unbelievable to me that the entire Louvre, Centre Pompidou, the Picasso museum, Versailles, Musee d’Orsay, Sainte-Chapelle, and a thousand other places are all at my disposal for free. I would make sure to take as much advantage as you can of all those great sites.

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Name: Laura  – Age: 22 – Country of origin: Belgium

Why did you choose to work with Be My Nounou?

I knew the company throughout a girl from my class and was interested to work for it too. She suggested me to the company. I took a look on the website and it looked really good. Then I decided to go working for the company by applying for the job.

What is your favorite thing about working with children?

It really makes me think about my childhood. It reminds of how honest and innocent children are. I just love to have fun with them, games and I’m not thinking of anything else.

What do you like about teaching a language?

It gives you a certain satisfaction, teaching and playing these kids, even without having a degree as a teacher or something similar. It’s surprising how fast little children can pick up a language so easily.

Can you give us 3 fun facts/stories about working with children?

I have only been working with the company for one month now, so I just got to know the kids, but we already had a lot of fun.

Once we played ‘Twister’ and we laughed a lot. They had to say the new positions (left food to red, right hand to blue…) really quick because of the awkward positions we had to take. They had to say the colors in English, so that was the difficulty.

We also make turkey with some food (fruit, candy…) which was really the best. Afterwards they wanted to do an interview and I made them try it in English which creates some funny situations.

What do you like most about the French family life?

The family I’m working for is so kind. They encourage the kids, they appreciate my efforts… and after the mother arrives, we have a little chat (in French, which is actually good for me) and that gives me a little bit of time with the mother as well. They are strict but reasonable, which I really like about the French culture. I admire the efforts they do to teach their children English.

What is your greatest advise to new young people moving to Paris?

I would say explore as much you can. I arrived only two months ago and I visited a lot and did a lot of activities (school, sports, work…), but there is so many more beautiful things to discover and see in Paris. I am so happy that I chose this city, I haven’t regret it for a second.

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Name:  Stephanie  – Age: 26 – Country of origin: Panama

Why did you choose to work with Be My Nounou?

I love working with kids.

What is your favorite thing about working with children?

You learn as much from their curiosity as they learn from you. They also have the the tendency to bring out the kid that everyone still has inside.

Working with children is fun. It’s curious seeing how their so very young minds work, how creative they can be at such a young age.

 What do you like about teaching a language?

Knowing that I am contributing to the child/children knowledge is wonderful thing because children are the future.

What is your greatest advise to new young people moving to Paris?

The greatest advice I can give a new young person moving to Paris is enjoy, explore take it all in because it truly is a wonderful experience.

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