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Getting your Au Pair Back on Track

Posted on November 23, 2017

You may have spent hours on the phone, chatted via email, connected on snapchat, or had multiple video calls before you chose your Au Pair. You may have carefully documented everything you discussed in your Au Pair/Host Family Agreement. You may have spent time orienting your new Au Pair and writing a detailed manual. However, sometimes, despite the best of ...

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5 Hurdles New Au Pairs Face

Posted on December 14, 2016

Changing countries, homes and families can be a rewarding experience, but there a few things a new Au Pair should think about beforehand. Acknowledging that working as an Au Pair will come challenges, means that you have a realistic understanding of what you will face. Thinking about the potential problems or hurdles that you may have to deal with helps ...

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5 Commitments Made by Great Host Families

Posted on November 22, 2016

Welcoming a young adult into your home signals a period of adjustment for both the Au Pair and your family. It takes time to settle in and build the relationship, time to build up trust and confidence. The difference between a great host family, and an average one comes down to the commitments you make to the experience. By making ...

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5 Commitments Made by Great Au Pairs

Posted on November 11, 2016

The difference between a great Au Pair and an average Au Pair is the commitment they make to the experience. A great Au Pair commits to supporting the family and the children and fully engages with the experience and the country. An average Au Pair secretly counts down the days til they can escape, and so does the family. So ...

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Finding the right host family

Posted on September 23, 2016

Hello Future Au-Pairs. I am a 26-year-old german girl who started her adventure as an au pair two months ago. As I know how hard it was to choose the right family, I will give you some advice to find the perfect host family for you. I spent a lot of time doing internet research to decide where I want ...

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Your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly!

Posted on September 23, 2016

Before I became an au pair it wasn’t something that I had ever really given much thought, but I think that was mainly because I didn’t know about the opportunities that are out there. It was actually my sister who put the idea of au pairing into my head. She’d done it in Europe and said how much of a ...

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