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!

Au pairing in the UK after Brexit

View of Big Ben and the Parliament

June 17, 2021

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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Returning after your au pair stay: Handling culture shock

Girl with a suitcase

May 05, 2021

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

A family with two children looking to the horizon

April 22, 2021

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

April 07, 2021

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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At-home learning activities for your host kids

Boy playing with natural toys.

March 26, 2021

For au pairs wondering how to keep host kids happy and entertained (and learning, too) during long days spent mostly at home, blogger Erica Sunjaro has some fun learning activities to suggest.

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7 questions: Current au pairs ask former au pairs

Au-pair Francesca

March 19, 2021

You asked and they've answered! On our Instagram you could send your questions to former au pairs - now they've each answered 7 top questions in a video. Don't miss their experienced input. And follow us on Instagram to send your questions in the next round to Sharia, a former au pair in the UK!

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6 mistakes au pairs make with their profiles (and how to avoid them)

Young woman typing on a laptop and registering as an au pair

December 14, 2020

The first step to finding the right host family is the profile you create at AuPairWorld. Sometimes mistakes in your profile can make it harder to find a family and even have a negative effect on your au pair stay. Here are 6 common mistakes you should be sure to avoid!

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Video: Au pair insurance update

Claudia Reichstein in Zoom interview

October 06, 2020

Claudia Reichstein from AuPairWorld's insurance partner DR-WALTER shares the latest information about insurance protection for au pairs during the corona pandemic in a Zoom interview.  

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A farewell present for your host family (and yourself)

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September 02, 2020

Almost every au pair brings a gift to their family at the beginning of the stay, but some prepare a farewell present as well, so that the host family can remember them forever.

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

Jarryd - The Bro Pair

July 20, 2020

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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