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Host families: How to tell your au pair what to do

To do list and a coffee cup

5 simple tips for giving tasks to your au pair

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Hosting an au pair as a family in the country

Kirsten Voß-Rahe mit ihren Kindern und Au-pair

The Viehbrook Farm is located in a thoroughly rural part of Northern Germany, a full hour by car from the city of Hamburg. Even in this 100% non-urban setting, this farm-based family has been able to welcome two au pairs with great success. 

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What to pack for a day trip with the kids

Young children running across a meadow

Heading out for a day trip with the kids can quickly assume the dimensions of a Himalayan expedition. It can feel like a thousand things have to be packed in your bag – and then you still wind up missing something!   

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New video series: "Au Pairing Made Simple"

Au pair Helena and her host mom Brigitte

We interviewed a German host mom together with her Danish au pair to get their first-hand tips about how to have a successful cooperation and a great au pair stay. 

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AuPairWorld Family Handbook: For better communication with your au pair

Graphic of a girl, reading the family handbook

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

Win-win written with chalk

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

Young family on the beach

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

Sarah und Marlene

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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Understanding your au pair for best results

Female au pair with hair blowing in the wind

Finding a productive partnership with your au pair

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An au pair for our family: True life reports

An au pair with the child of her host family

Liliam and her family recently moved from the Netherlands to Berlin and will soon welcome their sixth au pair.

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