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!
Advent Handcraft Ideas (Bilingual Au Pair Training)
Advent is one of the most exciting times of the year for children (and for some of us grown-ups too!) We have pulled together our collections of advent crafts, advent printables, advent calendars, advent origami and other advent activities to help you enjoy it with your own and your host family. Angels crafts - great ideas from unusual materials... Read more
Parents’ Responsibilities when they hire an au pair or a babysitter (Tips for host families)
The following are some of the responsibilities that parents have when they hire an au pair or a babysitter to take care of their children. Make arrangements with the au pair/babysitter! You should arrange for her arrival and tellher what time you will be home. You should call her if you are delayed andmake sure she has a safe way to get home... Read more
Saint Andrew's Day (What's New?)
St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and he is celebrated on 30 November. This is called St Andrew's Day. Patron saints are chosen to be special protectors or guardians over things. England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales all have their own patron saint, to whom they dedicate a day. Who was Saint Andrew? We don't actually know a lot about St... Read more
5 Tips How to Boost your English Learning (Language Perfect)
1. Take a deep breath and SPEAK! The more you think about speaking, the more nervous you will get. Just try speaking more. Next time you go to English class or speak English, count how many times you speak in five or ten minutes. After that, try to speak more. If you spoke one time today, next English class, try to speak two or three times. The... Read more
Au pair program requirements in Italy (Tips for Au Pairs)
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 a day... Read more