On making friends as an au pair and leaving them

When you first become an au pair, you get to start over. You only take a couple of the things you own and leave your friends and family behind. You’re going on an adventure and…

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How to make your au pair profile really stand out

In my home country, the Netherlands, final exams are over, and everyone done with school is looking at three months of doing nothing before the rest of their lives begin.  Many of them will be going…

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Where to find a host-family

If you want to become an au pair in a different country, the first thing you have to do is finding a host family. There are different ways of getting in touch with host-families. What…

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Opening a bank account in England

When you come to the United Kingdom for a longer period of time, you might want to set up a bank account. Unfortunately, this is not as easy as it sounds. In England, you need…

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