AuPairWorld Blog

The AuPairWorld Blog – Lifestyle, Sharing, Discovery

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!

5 "Must-Eats" for any au pair in the UK

Fish and Chips Restaurant on Cleethorpes pier

A great way to really get to know your surroundings in Great Britain is with some some hearty traditional food. Here are tasty suggestions from the local experts at StudentJob UK.  

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How to develop your blogging skills during an au pair stay

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Professional travel blogger Joaquim Miro shares practical tips about how you can use your au pair stay to develop writing and photography skills that will help you blog like a pro.

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New website feature: Check where you can go for your au pair stay

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AuPairWorld has implemented a convenient new country check functionality that lets au pairs see which countries are possible for an au pair stay depending on an au pair's nationality and other criteria.

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What does Brexit mean right now for au pairs and host families?

View of Big Ben and the Parliament

According to the British government, EU nationals can move freely in and out of the UK until the end of 2020 with no extra visa arrangements. For now, au pair placements in the UK can continue as usual.

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How to have a highly motivated au pair

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In an excerpt from her new book "Au Pairs with Ease", psychologist and experienced host mother Clarissa Mosley writes about a simple technique that can help host parents connect strongly with their au pairs and motivate them successfully.

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How being an au pair makes you attractive to future employers

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Your experience as an au pair lets you develop key skills and capabilities that can help bring success when it comes time to search for your next job. The experts at Young Capital explain how an au pair stay can be an important part of a strategy for advancing your career. 

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Is an au pair the helping hand you really need?

Mann and child hand in hand on the beach

Mother and blogger Jennifer Landis describes her family's route to deciding to host an au pair option and how the results have been.

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Being an au pair changed my life (and can change yours too)

A signpost with two directions - old life and new life

Au pairing author Ana Paula describes 6 ways that becoming an au pair changed her life.

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Au pair in London - Living well on a small budget

London with Big Ben

Living in a big city can be quite expensive. In this article the UK-based website Compare My Move gives good advice on how to save money while living as an au pair in London. Also you get first hand information what to do in London, where to go and how to meet new people.

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A dream summer job? Be a summer au pair in your favourite foreign country!

Summer au pair walking through the city

Have you already made plans for summer? How would it be to spend those months in a foreign land on a new adventure. Sound interesting? Then we have an idea for you!

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