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!

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

View of Big Ben and the Parliament

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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When is the best time for an au pair year - after high school, after college, in between?

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When is actually the best time to become an au pair - directly after finishing secondary school or after finishing university or some other time? We take a look at this question and offer some help for making your decision.

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Returning after your au pair stay: Handling culture shock

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Culture shock on return is real! Getting back to your own culture can be trickier than you think - with lots of questions and sometimes misunderstandings. Magali, a travel and employment expert based in France, has 4 tips to help deal with the "shock of return". 

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Host mothers share tips for a successful au pair stay

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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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How to manage the return to your home country after an au pair stay

Home sweet Home Letters

As the first long-term time abroad for many young people, the au pair stay can be a life-changing experience - full of new encounters, adventures, learning and discovery. Coming home after such an experience is its own special challenge.

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