AuPairWorld Blog: Focus on host families

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

Five ways an au pair can improve your family dynamic

Family in the forest

What sort of impact will an au pair have on your family? Catherine Miller explains how hosting an au pair can enhance your day-to-day family interactions. 

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Au pairing for your family: 5 big wins

Au pair with child in a tent

Sharing your home with a young person from abroad is a great way to make the most of family life - and easier than ever to arrange.

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Having an au pair in a single-parent family - What's important?

Father holding his daughter

Katlyn Rainier writes about what an au pair can bring for a single-parent family from her perspective as a daughter who grew up with a single dad.

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Your coping strategies as a working parent

A mother copes with everyday stress - at the kitchen table with a child on her lap, looking at her laptop

The multiple roles we occupy as working parents are sometimes kind of crazy. How do you deal with a (too) busy life?

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Your family's spare room - home office or au pair room?

Emtpy Room and a Question mark

Should your family's extra room serve as a home office, as an au pair room, or what? We consider the alternatives together with you.

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Making your au pair feel at home

Several people doing a high five

Welcoming an au pair into your home is like welcoming a new member of the family. It's important to make them feel at home, as they will play an important role in your children's lives. Laura Carrasco explains how to make your au pair feel happy from day one.

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Your new hybrid working situation - Can an au pair help?

Father and Daughter working at a desk at home

Working from home increased dramatically during the pandemic. Now as many parents adjust to hybrid working situations with time spent both in the workplace and at home, an au pair can deliver exactly the flexibility that families need.

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Host mothers share tips for a successful au pair stay

A family with two children looking to the horizon

Host families are experts on au pairing. That's why we always are glad to share their tips so that you can have a successful experience with your au pairs. Host mother Susi has shared her tips on a video, while Steffi, ex au pair and current host mum, has prepared a list for you.

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7 inside tips for a successful au pair search

Hands in the air

You want to find the perfect au pair for your family, but are uncertain how to use all the tools and resources that AuPairWorld provides? Our Customer Service team has put together a list of inside tips to help you get the best results right from the start.

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Video: 4 reasons to think about hosting a male au pair

Jarryd - The Bro Pair

In a new video made in collaboration with AuPairWorld, Jarryd gives the four top reasons why host families might want to include male au pairs in their searching options.

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