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We're writing about au pairing in a completely new way. And you're invited to join in the discussion! There's lots to discover and lots to share. Check it out!

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Video: Bethie & Sedef tell it like it is

Bethie with her children and au pair Sedef

London-based host mom Bethie and her German au pair Sedef answered questions about how au pairing has really worked for them in a highly popular Instagram Q&A. We've put together a YouTube video with 10 minutes of highlights from the session.

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Hosting an au pair as a family in the country

Kirsten Voß-Rahe mit ihren Kindern und Au-pair

The Viehbrook Farm is located in a thoroughly rural part of Northern Germany, a full hour by car from the city of Hamburg. Even in this 100% non-urban setting, this farm-based family has been able to welcome two au pairs with great success. 

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3 reasons to be an au pair in a small town

Au-pair Maartje having fun with her hostkids

It doesn't always have to be London! Living in a small town as an au pair has many benefits. Au pair Maartje is experiencing this in England right now and shares 3 reasons why future au pairs should look for host families in small cities or towns.

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What to pack for a day trip with the kids

Young children running across a meadow

Heading out for a day trip with the kids can quickly assume the dimensions of a Himalayan expedition. It can feel like a thousand things have to be packed in your bag – and then you still wind up missing something!   

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New Zealand's best bars and cafés: 6 insider tips

Portershed Café in Christchurch

Whether you're underway as an au pair or a backpacker or some other sort of traveller, at some point you'll be wanting to sit down somewhere cool and inviting with friends or simply to meet new people. The authors at project-newzealand.com have put together six "Insider Tips" to take you to the best places in cities throughout the country.

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New video series: "Au Pairing Made Simple"

Au pair Helena and her host mom Brigitte

We interviewed a German host mom together with her Danish au pair to get their first-hand tips about how to have a successful cooperation and a great au pair stay. 

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5 challenges you will face as an au pair – which will make you grow

A group of young guys putting their hands up in the air

Being an au pair is lots and lots of fun, but it's not always easy. Sometimes it's the hard parts that bring out the best in you! Au pairing expert and author Melanie Josephine tells you how. 

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7 reasons to plan your au pair stay in Northern France

Côte d’Opale

Our new French intern Alexiane shares her insider knowledge and makes the case for Northern France as a great place for an au pair stay . 

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AuPairWorld Family Handbook: For better communication with your au pair

Graphic of a girl, reading the family handbook

The AuPairWorld Family Handbook is a customisable tool for presenting all the important information about activities in your family so that a new au pair can get off to the best possible start.

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From "Oh my God!" to "Win-Win": A host mother's 5 top tips for successful au pairing

Win-win written with chalk

Paz Nachón, a Madrid-based host mother blogger and an expert on multilingual family environments, shares her strategies for making the most of au pairing's win-win potential.

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