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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!

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An au pair for our family: True life reports

Au pair life in Vancouver

What is it really like having an au pair? In our new blog series, host families from all around the world share their experiences.

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What should you pack for your au pair stay?

Packing as an au pair

You are about to embark on your great au pair adventure and are wondering how to make your luggage for your coming au pair stay? No worries, our checklist will help you make sure that you do not miss out on anything important in your suitcase.

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Lara reports: My au pair stay - Why, what for, what's next?

Lara on the beach in New Zealand

In our blog series "My au pair stay: Why, what for, what's next?", our au pair alumni get the chance to tell their personal stories. Today, Lara from Germany describes how her au pair stay determined her professional choice.

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Best plans for Madrid in the evening

Templo de Debod

Our colleague Sara comes from Madrid and she knows that Madrid can be very hot in the summer. City natives usually stay indoors during the day to avoid the heat, but everyone wants to enjoy the evening breeze outdoors. Keep reading to discover the five best plans for such hot summer days.

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Making of #aupairingis – AuPairWorld in front and behind the camera

Making of "aupairingis"

And the Oscar goes to...the performers of AuPairWorld with their video #aupairingis. We do not intend to judge whether our clip may actually deserve an Oscar or not. One thing's for sure, though: we had a really great time shooting. Just take a look for yourselves! ;-)

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Maëlys reports: My au pair stay - Why, what for, what's next?

Maëlys by the Grand Canal as a summer au pair in Venice

In our Blog series, "My au pair stay: Why, what for, what's next?", alumni au pairs tell their stories and put their personal au pair stay in perspective. Today, French native Maëlys tells how she gained new confidence and came to love travelling over the course of six (!) au pair stays. 

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Going on family holidays without the au pair - how to handle?

A family being excited about going to the beach

Some weeks ago, we wrote about what ought to be done if an au pair was to accompany a host family on their holidays. Today we would like to focus on the other option: Below you will find some useful tips on what should be done if an au pair does not come along on the family trip.

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A foreign language for your kids: Your au pair has so much to share!

foreign language - reading a book

Chontelle Bonfiglio, an expert on bilingual development and creator of the blog Bilingual Kidspot, explains in this guest post how au pairs can enrich your family experience with a second language.

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Family holidays and your au pair – What works best?

The host family and their au pair enjoying time together while doing stand up paddling

The routines of everyday family life get all mixed up when a family heads out on a vacation trip. Thinking ahead will let you find the right role for your au pair during this time.

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Which gift should I choose for my host family?

Sweets in a glass

You've nearly made it! While getting ready for your au pair stay, you may wish to think about suitable gifts for your host family. When meeting your host kids for the first time, they will surely help you break the ice. Here are a few tips which may come in handy.

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