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Your first few days with your host family

Your first few days with your host family In the few days of your stay with your host family, you should Play and be with the children and visit with the host family as much as possibleYou may feel shy or homesick, but spending time with your new host family will help you bond with them and become comfortable more quickly than if you spend your free time alone in your room. Ask how to... Read more

Homesickness and how to handle it

Homesickness and how to handle it Homesickness It is quite likely that you will be homesick-- longing for your home or family-- at some point while you are an au pair in abroad. It is only natural and is not something that should embarrass you. It is not a sign of failure to admit that you're missing home. By travelling abroad as an au pair, you have made a bold statement of... Read more

Take the chance - Au pair programme in France

Take the chance  - Au pair programme in France APITU Au pair Agency one of our most considerable IAPA member partner agencies in France, who would love to help in placing au pairs also girls or boys. Our partner offers: Over 20 years’ experience at their service. Welcome Pack : upon arrival the au pair will receive a welcome pack full of useful information to help them adapt to a... Read more

London outdoors activity ideas not just for au pairs!

London outdoors activity ideas not just for au pairs! At first all kids almost screaming about their wish to take a summer break from school. But we all know that it basically lasts just a few days and then there goes the boredom. It’s time to find some really cool and joyful outdoor activities and provide children with great ways to have fun. Enjoy and have a good time!   London outdoors... Read more

Au pair programme requirements in Italy

Au pair programme requirements in Italy Here are some essential rules and advice from Anna Tosi who is our responsible and professional partner in the au pair placement in Italy. Au pair programme requirements in Italy The ages range from 18 to 30 years Good knowledge of English since she is expected to teach it to the children, little by little The working hours range from 30 (5... Read more

5 Questions to ask before you take a babysitter job

5 Questions to ask before you take a babysitter job Every family you babysit for will be a little different. Knowing what to expect can make your babysitting experience safer, easier, and a lot more enjoyable. Here are 5 questions to ask before you take a job: 1. "What are the hours?" You know what time to arrive. But what about when you'll be finished? If you're relying on your parents or... Read more

4 Earth Day Activities With Children

4 Earth Day Activities With Children Here are 4 great ways to get your family and your au pairin the Earth Day spirit this year.   1.       Plant a tree Who:  This activity is best for kids 5 and up who can follow instructions and are strong enough to dig with a shovel What:  Find a tree (or trees!) that are native to your region and suitable for growing in your location... Read more

5 Great Reasons to Let Boys be Babysitters & Au pairs Too

5 Great Reasons to Let Boys be Babysitters & Au pairs Too For most parents, the word “babysitter” conjures up images of young-adult girls. Young men are almost never considered for babysitting and au pair positions unless parents are desperate; however, there are things that boys can bring to the babysitting table that make them equally valuable to their female counterparts. Here are five of the... Read more

Stand where history happened

Stand where history happened When you are an au pair you have an incredible chance to go to see many of historical places around England. Just take every chance to grab the opportunity to visit as many places as you can. This website will help you! English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand... Read more

12+1 “Never” rules for au pairs looking after children

12+1 “Never” rules for au pairs looking after children 1. Never forget that looking after children is one of the most responsible jobs that you will ever have. 2. Never leave a child alone for any length of time. Keep a regular eye out for what the child might be doing. 3. Never leave pills, tablets, medicine, bleach, disinfectant or any potentially dangerous substance or chemical where a child... Read more

Is Au Pair Program Abroad Right for You?

Not sure if becoming an au pair abroad is right for you? Test yourself and good luck!