For anyone who wants an added level of security while travelling, the MY-SAFETY-ASSISTANT app can help. The app delivers continually updated safety warnings and country information for all locations around the world. An au pair tested the app for us.
In business management, there's lots of literature about "onboarding" new employees – that is, how to bring them quickly and successfully into a new organisation. Host families and au pairs can also profit from these insights.
Every day every family needs to nourish itself and (one way or another) get three meals on to the table. Sometimes, when all the family members – host parents, kids and the au pair – are brought into the meal-making process, it can be good fun and good value for all involved.