Day in the Life of an Au Pair

Every au pair has a different schedule. It all depends on how old your host kids are, whether or not they go to school, if you have a parttime job to make some extra money or what chores your host…

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Interview with Hanna // Au Pair Experiences

Hanne came to England as an au pair in 2016 and was originally going to stay in Aldershot for one year. But she quickly decided that she wanted to stay a bit longer. She really enjoyed being in England and…

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How To Deal With Homesickness

“I felt a pang — a strange and inexplicable pang that I had never felt before.” – Alan Bradley I know that when you move abroad, it’s scary. You’re alone in a new place where you don’t know anyone. Now,…

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What is an Au Pair?

Since I’ve been more actively promoting this blog, a couple of people on Facebook asked me what an au pair is. And it never actually occurred to me that people might not know what this job entails. Now, people with…

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Duties and Responsibilities of Au Pairs

Au pairs have certain duties and responsibilities, and they should all be written down in a contract between you and your host family. Your primary task will, of course, be to take care of the children. The family can also…

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Bath // Travel With Me

“Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath?” – Jane Austen As I’m writing the beginning of this blog post, I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Bath. And I feel fantastic. This city might just be my favourite city in England that…

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4 Tips For Less Back To School Stress

The first day back to school for the kids is the day when you’re life as an au pair starts to get a little easier. You just have to survive that first day. I did it last year and wasn’t…

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Escape to the Mountains – Peak District

As I said in my travel diary of North Yorkshire, I came to the Peak District a day early. And I left four days early. I wasn’t in a great mood when I got there, and the weather forecast didn’t…

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