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!
What is the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs? (What's New?)
It is thought that the word Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by these people to honour her. Of interest is the word’s relation to east (ost in German). The name for a celebration of... Read more
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
Celebrate Earth Day with your host kids (Tips for Au Pairs)
Some Fun Earth Day Activities for Kids! With Earth Day just around the corner, the internet and Pinterest is all a-flutter with Earth Day activities for kids. The ideas range from recycling arts and crafts to outdoor gardening to fun kid-friendly recipes. Here are 12 of my favorite ideas to celebrate Earth Day with your kids. 25 Earth Day... 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
Travel safe code (Help me! I am moving abroad!)
There is majority of young people travelling overseas and within Europe to have a great time, a memorable holiday, or work abroad. It is a good idea before you go anywhere alone to have a Personal Safety Plan. Here are some advices to protect yourself anywhere you are travelling around the world. Stay in contact Does your mobile work abroad? Do... Read more