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.

Au pairing and the home office revolution

Father and Daughter working at a desk at home

Working from home has increased dramatically during the pandemic. For many families, having an au pair is a key part of making their new home office arrangements possible – and successful!

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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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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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A classic host mum fear that really isn't necessary

shaddow of a girl with a heart ballon in her hand

Psychologist and experienced host mother Clarissa Mosley writes about a troubling fear that host mothers (and au pairs) sometimes have. What is the risk of an affair between the host father and the au pair? An excerpt from the author's new book "Au Pairs with Ease".

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How to have a highly motivated au pair

A young woman with a balloon

In an excerpt from her new book "Au Pairs with Ease", psychologist and experienced host mother Clarissa Mosley writes about a simple technique that can help host parents connect strongly with their au pairs and motivate them successfully.

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Is an au pair the helping hand you really need?

Mann and child hand in hand on the beach

Mother and blogger Jennifer Landis describes her family's route to deciding to host an au pair option and how the results have been.

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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 the right childcare and a summer au pair as part of your family team, you and your family can relax and be ready to enjoy everything the summer may bring.

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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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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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