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!
Halloween Program Ideas (Tips for Au Pairs)
Grab your broomsticks for some wickedly witchy fun this Halloween half term. Head to one of the historic castles, abbeys or houses to get involved in spooky activities and tours that will send a shiver down the spines of the whole family. You can also make various programs at home, carving pumpkins, baking scary and spooky sweets or making fun... Read more
Half Term: Activities, events & things to do (Tips for Au Pairs)
Wondering what’s on this half term? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve gathered a list of the best half term activities, events and things to do across the UK. With attractions all over the country going the extra mile for you and your little ones this October half term, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to half term events. Check the... Read more
5 Questions to ask before you take a babysitter job (Tips for Au Pairs)
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 another... Read more
10 Benefits of the au pair program (Build up your career!)
Being an au pair abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for young people who look for their place. Au pairs have the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and take in the allure and culture of a new land. Here is a list of the top 10 reasons to try the au pair programme! 1. See the World The biggest reason you should consider... Read more
How to be a successful host family? (Tips for host families)
ChildcareAn au pairs main responsibility is to take care of the host family's children. The au pair is expected to play with and occupy the children, help with their homework and take them to school, kindergarten or to their other activities. In addition, the au pair assists the family with light housework during the au pair stay, the children get... Read more