Things I learned from being an au pair

1. Everyone thinks their country is the best in the world From talking to other au pairs, I’ve learned that while they enjoy being in England, they still think their own countries are the best. While I don’t really agree…

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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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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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Saving money as an au pair

When it comes to saving money, I go through periods where I save all my money followed by periods where I buy way too much stuff that I don’t need (mostly books). Here are some tips on how to save…

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How To Make Yourself Feel At Home

It can be scary to go to a foreign country and leave behind your family, friends, pets and all earthly possessions. You have to start all over, and while I just thought it was very exciting, I understand that it’s…

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When You Start to Forget your Native Language

It might sound weird, but after spending a year and a half in England, I find it easier to speak English than Dutch. Sometimes, when I’m talking to friends and family back home, I start a sentence in Dutch and…

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Holiday Gift Guide for your Host Family

It’s November which means that everyone in England is getting ready for Christmas. And Christmas means presents. Now, as an au pair, you’re not obligated to buy your host family anything. I like to, though, just to show them I love…

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Can You Put Au Pairing On Your Resume?

Most people become an au pair during a gap year. This means that they are putting off going to university for a year to move to a different country. Maybe you are not sure if this is a good move.…

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