AuPairWorld Blog: Focus on au pairs

Articles for, by and about au pairs. All about the au pair stay especially from the au pair's perspective.

New video: How to deal with the corona situation as an au pair

Screenshot from Audrey in Italy

What can I do as an au pair when I am in quarantine? That's what happened to Audrey. She is in Italy, where there's a general quarantine due to coronavirus. She's recorded a video with her experience and extra tips for au pairs.

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Au Pair 2020 - Au pairs say WHY in new Instagram poll

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Young people tell why choosing to be an au pair makes more sense than ever in 2020.

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Brexit update: For now au pair placements can continue as usual in the UK

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Great Britain is leaving the EU. But this will have no immediate effect on au pair stays in the UK at least until 2021.

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How to spend your Christmas as an au pair

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Christmas is just around the corner and you're not quite sure what you want to do? Should you celebrate as usual with your family at home? Or would you rather stay in your host country? We have a few ideas for you.

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

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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

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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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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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