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!

The Au Pair Podcast

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In the "The Au Pair Podcast", Rebecca Chapman shares tips and insights about how to manage and make the most of an au pair stay - based on her ongoing au pair experience as a British au pair currently staying with a German family in Frankfurt.

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How expat families can benefit from hosting an au pair

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Many expat families choose to host an au pair as part of their childcare solution. Here expat mother and author Catherine Miller outlines the advantages that expat families get from having an au pair… 

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Five ways an au pair can improve your family dynamic

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

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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

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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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Video: how to travel as an au pair

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As an au pair, you will have right to have holidays and free time. During your time off, you will probably want to discover your new country. That's what Rosina did and she's come up with 5 pieces of advice on how to travel as an au pair. Enjoy the video and put into action her tips to save time and money!

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Can au pairing help in the Ukraine crisis?

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For some young people seeking their next step after being forced to leave Ukraine, an au pair placement could offer refuge and purpose in a difficult situation. 

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Your AuPairWorld dashboard: New features and updates

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Recently we rolled out a new dashboard area for AuPairWorld users. As promised, we have continued to make updates and improvements in what is offered there. You can find out the latest here.

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Au pair visa for New Zealand: reopening dates!

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During the pandemic, New Zealand closed its borders completely. Now borders have been opened again and au pairs can start applying for the Working Holiday Visas on a rolling basis. Find out when is the opening date for your country.

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

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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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