Things to remember when changing host families

It’s that time of year where a lot of new au pairs are starting their job. And others are changing their host families. Because sometimes, things just don’t work out – and you’re not quite ready to go back to…

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Interview with Sarah // Au Pair Experiences

How did you find out whether Au Pairing was for you? Before becoming an au pair for the first time, I was looking for a relatively safe way to spend some time in the UK to get my English certification.…

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Requirements for Au Pairs

Almost everyone can become an au pair. Some countries or au pair agencies have certain requirements that you have to fulfil, and there’s no way around those. Before you start looking for a host family, make sure that you can…

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Bad Au Pair Experiences: Whose Fault Is It?

It’s almost time for the Christmas holidays, and a lot of au pairs will be going home for good. Some of them will go back happy, content with their time abroad. They’ve had a fantastic time. But there are also…

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Interview with Shalomé // Au Pair Experiences

Shalomé was an au pair in Australia first before coming to the UK, so she actually answered these questions for both countries. What were your reasons for choosing these countries as your destination of being an Au Pair? I wanted…

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Au Pair A to Z

I have been blogging about my life as an au pair for almost eighteen months, but I have never actually explained what it is I do and what all the terms I use mean. That’s what this post is for. It’s…

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What Your Au Pair Shouldn’t Be Doing

I’ve been an au pair in Aldershot for quite a while now. And I have seen many girls come and go. Some of them were great au pairs and did their best to keep their host kids happy. But there were also…

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Things you should discuss with your host parents

There are au pairs in Aldershot that don’t actually talk to their host parents. They talk, but not about anything important. They discuss the kids, how they have been acting and what they have to do for school. And yes,…

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