7 reasons to plan your au pair stay in Northern France

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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

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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

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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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Save au pairing in the UK - Sign the petition today!

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Brexit could mean the end of au pairing in the UK. Sign a petition to help make sure that even in post-Brexit Britain, au pairing can continue as a popular and proven form of cultural exchange.

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7 great cities to work in as an au pair

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Getting the chance to experience living in a city abroad is just one of the many benefits of being an au pair. But don't forget: Every country has more to offer than just its capital and big cities!

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4 things you shouldn't miss as an au pair in Sweden

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Sweden is a dynamic and beautiful country with a cool, laidback culture and a great mix of wild pristine nature and trendy cosmopolitan cities. It's a corner of Europe that definitely will make for a truly interesting au pair stay.

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Summer childcare – What's your family's plan?

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The summer school holidays have a way of coming sooner than expected and can pose a major challenge for working parents. With a summer au pair on your team, you and your family can relax and be ready to enjoy everything the summer may bring.

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7 things NOT to do as an au pair

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Being an au pair gives you lots of freedom to have a great adventure. But there are still a few things you need to avoid. Au pairing expert and author Melanie Josephine has made a list to help keep you on a good track.

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A short-term au pair for our family in the summer - True life reports

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What's it really like having an au pair in the summer months? A German-Spanish family based in Barcelona shares their story. 

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4 Tips: How to make a long-distance relationship work

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Finally, you can escape from everyday life and explore the world - it's a dream that au pairs really get to experience. But when your partner stays at home, it isn't always so easy. AuPairWorld editor Ellen tells us about her experience:

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