Priceless Exchange - Demi Pair and Au-Pair Agency - Italian Demi-Pair Became Part Of An Australian Family

Thomas from Italy was Danielle Mahoney’s first Demi Pair and he became part of the family for her 8-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. 

Danielle is an assistant nurse and wanted a Demi Pair to mind her children at short notice when she had shift work. Mahoney Family and Thomas

“When Thomas left it was sad to see him go and I told him he could contact us any time. He is like part of the family and is coming back to visit while he’s still in Australia.

“The kids loved him and my son said he missed him already when I put him to bed on the night Thomas left. They liked to jump on the trampoline and play Nerf guns together.

“Having been a single parent for eight years, it was nice to have his company around the house. 

“I think being from Italy, Thomas is more family orientated than Australians his age. He was really happy to be with the kids all the time. Even if he didn’t have to, he always said ‘I want to’ and he always said ‘yes’ to playing with my son. 

“He told us he felt like we were his family and he’d prefer to be with his family instead of retreating to his room so he could practice his English. 

“Being from Italy, he eats pasta every day so he’d cook it for himself and he was always happy to cook extra for us the way his Mum and Nonna showed him. 

“When he’d see anything that needed doing around the house, he would just grab the vacuum or fold the clothes without being asked. He would take it upon himself to cook and clean. 

“I’ve already recommended having a Demi Pair to my friends because you’re not only getting help around the house, but you’re also helping a student who’s come to this country and wants to learn English. Mahoney Thomas and Toby

“Thomas went up quite a few levels in his class because he learnt so much English while he was living with us for three months.

“You’re not putting yourself out much by giving them a bedroom and meals which you have there anyway. 

“It’s a good cultural exchange for them because they see how nice Australian people can be and that we are very accepting.

“I wish Thomas all the very best with his future travels and it was a pleasure having him with us for the three months.”



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