AuPairWorld Blog

The AuPairWorld Blog – Lifestyle, Sharing, Discovery

We're writing about au pairing in a completely new way. And you're invited to join in the discussion! There's lots to discover and lots to share. Check it out!

Planning your Halloween as an au pair

Halloween

Halloween is not just a special holiday with costumes and parties and great activities for grown-ups and for kids. It also can help you to bond with your host family  and create a special connection with your host kids. Find out how below.

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5 ways to improve your life as an au pair

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Au pairs work with a host family to care for children in a foreign country. While this cultural exchange comes with great benefits (including the chance to travel), it can also involve many challenges – physical and mental. 

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Survey: How is corona impacting your plans as an au pair or host family?

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Please share your current corona experience with us in a short three-minute survey. We'd love to know what's happening!

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How to present your au pair experience to boost your CV

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Trying to figure out how to feature your experience as an au pair in your CV? It is important not only to include it, but to showcase it in the right way. With these tips, you'll give your CV an extra boost.

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How being an au pair makes you attractive to future employers

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Maybe you're wondering: "Is it worth it being an au pair if I'm not going to work directly with children or with languages in the future?" We can answer without a doubt: "Yes, it will be valuable for any future job!"

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Updated: Special preparation for your au pair adventure in coronavirus times

Travel Checklist

In every new step in your life, there are certain aspects you need to prepare in advance. We already have information on how can you plan your trip. However, with the pandemic, there are extra steps you need to do to protect yourself and your future host family.

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Welcoming an au pair in autumn 2021: Pandemic update

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More and more people are vaccinated and public health regulations are changing in many countries. Here are the latest best practice tips from AuPairWorld on how your family can safely plan to get the benefits of an au pair stay in the coming months.

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

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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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What to do after being an au pair?

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We know what comes with being an au pair, but what about the "after"? What happens when your time abroad as an au pair comes to an end? Which is the best path to take? Here are some ideas.

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Au pairing in the UK after Brexit

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What options do UK families and au pairs from the European Union and from other countries currently have in the United Kingdom after Brexit? PLUS: A major new petition campaign to keep the UK and EU open to young people: you can sign, too!

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