Interview with Elysa // Au Pair Experiences

Elysa was an au pair for only a week before her host family kicked her out. She still doesn’t know what it was exactly that went wrong, but today she’s sharing her experience as an au pair in England. What were your…

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How to Travel on an Au Pair Salary

I love to travel (chances are that you do too – if you’re an au pair). But let’s face it. The small salary you get for your work can make it harder to go to a lot of different places.…

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What to tell the host family if things aren’t working out

You’ve been with your host family for a few weeks, and it’s been a nightmare. The kids don’t listen to you; the parents aren’t really helping by telling them to behave, and on top of that, you’re missing home. After…

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Interview with Teuntje // Au Pair Experiences

Unlike most of the au pairs in England, Teuntje (my sister) found her host family through an agency. And she went a bit further than England as well: Beijing, China. When was the first time you thought of becoming an…

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Do Host Families Take Advantage of Au Pairs

Imagine: You’re a young girl (or boy), and you have just arrived at your host family’s house to fulfil your dream of living in a different country. You get up in the mornings, get the kids ready for school and,…

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7 Things Your Host Family Should Not Be Doing

There are a lot of au pairs in Aldershot, and sometimes it’s almost as if host families forget that we talk to each other about what they do. From all the stories I’ve heard, some of them are really weird or…

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How to Help an Au Pair Friend Whose Host Family Sucks

This post first appeared on Au Pair, Oh Paris. I’ve been an au pair for a little over a year now. And that always surprises people since I’ve never been a big fan of children. And I’m still not one of…

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14 Things Only Au Pairs Will Understand

There are some things that you can try to explain to someone else, but that only au pairs will actually understand. Because this lifestyle is great, but you can’t compare it to anything else. So here’s a list of things…

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