Building a great relationship with your host kids - Advice from an au pair for au pairs

Ellie with her host kid

As an au pair, your relationship with the kid(s) in your host family is one of the most important aspects of your experience. Here are tips on how to get it right from Ellie Bambury, the author a new book on au pairing The Big Sister Project. (You can also listen to an excerpt from her book in the free podcast in the middle of the article below!)

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Adapting to a new country: 6 tips for fast and fun integration as an au pair

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Handling the shock of a new culture isn't always easy, but it's right at the heart of the au pair experience. Claire (an Australian au pair currently in British Columbia, Canada) explains what she's done to have a great time while adapting to life in her new country. 

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7 secrets of a successful au pair search for host families

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The customer service experts at AuPairWorld know more about the AuPairWorld platform and how to use it effectively than anyone else. Follow their tips to get the most out of your Premium Membership.

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What every au pair should know BEFORE their stay begins: 6 top tips

YouTubers Hanna and Edwina

Hanna and Edwina, up-and-coming YouTubers and popular au pairing experts, look back on their au pair experience and tell what they wish they'd known BEFORE their au pair adventures began.

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A host mother shares tips for a successful au pair stay

Steffi with her child in a carrier on her back

Steffi was an au pair at the age of 23 and in the meantime has two sons of her own and an au pair at home. She knows exactly what's important for the successful management of an au pair stay and shares her advice here and in a Spanish blog for mothers "Club de Madres Empoderhadas".

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5 mistakes au pairs make with their profiles (and how to avoid them)

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The first step to finding the right host family is the profile you create at AuPairWorld. Sometimes mistakes in your profile can make it harder to find a family and even have a negative effect on your au pair stay. Here are 5 common mistakes you should be sure to avoid!

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Christmastime: Au pairs get ready (and AuPairWorld, too)

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The holiday season is right around the corner and everyone is excited...

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Podcast: Turning au pair challenges into dreams come true

Melanie with her book "Rock Your Au Pair Year"

In these podcasts, au pairing expert Melanie Josephine talks about three classic au pair challenges and what you can do to make the most of them.

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Enjoy Hamburg on a low budget

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Hamburg is one of the most loved but also most expensive cities in Germany. Even so, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the city without spending a fortune. Check out our low budget plans for Hamburg!

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An au pair couple tells their story

Au pair couple Jenni and Henry in Italy

Organising your au pair stay is a pretty personal thing! You decide where to go and with whom you'd like to stay. Although all au pair stays should be based on the idea of cultural exchange, every au pair stay is as individual as the people who live it. To give you a greater insight into a special kind of au pairing, au pairs Jenni and Henry talk about their experiences as an au pair couple in Italy.

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