Only take advice from an expert who has been an Au Pair
Everything about au pairing, living abroad, fitting into a family, learning the language, dealing with children and their parents, solving unknown problems, dealing with unfamiliar situations can be challenging, but with hindsight it is great fun and a once in a life time experience.
This blog is also about preparing families to be the best, making an au pair hosting as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I am using my own childcare, teacher, former au pair as well as our host family’s experience.
Au pair placement is one of the most popular ways of living abroad and arranging live-in childcare. I would like to help all of you to succeed in this exciting period.
As a former au pair and expat I know this subject inside out.
I hope you will find my advice helpful!
Easter activities for children (Tips for Au Pairs)
Baking Kids love to have fun in the kitchen and what better way to keep them occupied at Easter time than baking! From little fairy cakes to chocolate crispy cakes to biscuits, there is nothing more enjoyable. When you have made some yummy treats, invite the family around or pop to the grandparents' house with the kids to show off their culinary... Read more
Eastern in Britain (What's New?)
Easter is the most important festival in the Christian church year. It begins with Good Friday. The Romans killed Jesus Christ in Jerusalem about two thousand years ago. Christians believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. Why is Easter on a different day each year? This is because Easter Sunday is the... Read more
10 funny, curious and interesting facts about Easter (What's New?)
Easter is known to be the Sunday that marks the end of the Holy Week, an event that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is greatly influenced by the Christian faith as it reminds believers to remember the last sacrifice of the Son of God. Others think of it as a time of celebration with Easter Eggs, bunnies and peeps. So to... Read more
St. Patrick's Day History and Traditions (What's New?)
This holiday is celebrated every year on March 17th, honouring the Irish patron saint, St. Patrick. The celebrations are largely Irish culture themed and typically consist of wearing green, parades, and drinking. Some churches may hold religious services and many schools and offices close in Suffolk County, the area containing Boston and its... Read more
How to help your children transition from one au pair to another (Tips for host families)
Inviting an au pair into the family home is a wonderful way to provide children with quality child care. Au pairs often form bonds with children that even full-time nannies may not be able to, and parents are often comforted by the knowledge that a child’s au pair's is a regular presence in their children’s lives. However, inevitably, there... Read more