Having a Demi pair has been great for our busy family. To date, we have had two Demi pairs and they have both been from Germany.
Prior to having a Demi pair, we had a full time live in Phillipino caregiver for almost 10 years.
We decided on a Demi pair initially as a more affordable means of childcare, but it has turned out to be so much more.
Our current Demi pair, Manuella, is full of life, happiness and excitement. My kids adore her.
Hi, Wendy. I am taking Pauline to the airport today and wanted to thank you again for allowing my family to have such a fantastic experience with our Demi Pair. It really is a program that brings life to families as we get a taste of a new culture and way of life.
Once again, Spencer has benefitted the most and has adored Pauline. She was fantastic with him and we all loved having her become a part of our family.
Hi my name is Pauline, Im from France! Im 19 years old. Last year, after my high school, I decided to go to Canada because I was not ready to start my University ( I was not sure was I wanted to do ) and I needed an experience like this one Im gonna explain you this unforgettable experience
Before coming to Canada, I was really afraid about this new lifestyle, about living in a new country with another language and another family.
After I finished high school I wanted to spend some time abroad before I start University. The Demi Pair program seemed perfect for me, because it offers the opportunity to live in a host family and learn about the Canadian way of live and to go to language school.
"It was only a couple of months before my return to work from maternity leave when I had a sudden realization that our child care arrangements had a serious gap. Our 5 year old was in Montessori and our soon to be one year old would be in an excellent neighbourhood daycare. My husband and I both work demanding full time jobs. So I realized that the prospect of us needing to do double pick ups, when one of us had to work late, would be a logistical nightmare.
That's when I discovered the Demi-pair program at Access. It seemed the perfect solution to our dilemma. But it has turned out to be so much more than that. A year and a later, Annika our third Demi pair is living with us as a member of our family, and at the end of the month we will welcome our fourth Demi pair Michele into our home."