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 to develop your blogging skills during an au pair stay

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Professional travel blogger Joaquim Miro shares practical tips about how you can use your au pair stay to develop writing and photography skills that will help you blog like a pro.

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Can non-EU au pairs enter the European Union now?

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Good news for au pairs and host families: The EU Commission has published guidelines that should allow au pairs from non-EU countries to come to enter the European Union even during the corona pandemic. Germany and Denmark have already taken formal steps in implementing these new guidelines.  

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New website feature: Check where you can go for your au pair stay

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AuPairWorld has implemented a convenient new country check functionality that lets au pairs see which countries are possible for an au pair stay depending on an au pair's nationality and other criteria.

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How to have a highly motivated au pair

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In an excerpt from her new book "Au Pairs with Ease", psychologist and experienced host mother Clarissa Mosley writes about a simple technique that can help host parents connect strongly with their au pairs and motivate them successfully.

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How being an au pair makes you attractive to future employers

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Your experience as an au pair lets you develop key skills and capabilities that can help bring success when it comes time to search for your next job. The experts at Young Capital explain how an au pair stay can be an important part of a strategy for advancing your career. 

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Is an au pair the helping hand you really need?

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Mother and blogger Jennifer Landis describes her family's route to deciding to host an au pair option and how the results have been.

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Being an au pair changed my life (and can change yours too)

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Au pairing author Ana Paula describes 6 ways that becoming an au pair changed her life.

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Au pair in London - Living well on a small budget

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Living in a big city can be quite expensive. In this article the UK-based website Compare My Move gives good advice on how to save money while living as an au pair in London. Also you get first hand information what to do in London, where to go and how to meet new people.

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Building a great relationship with your host kids - Advice from an au pair for au pairs

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As an au pair, your relationship with the kid(s) in your host family is one of the most important aspects of your experience. Here are tips on how to get it right from Ellie Bambury, the author a new book on au pairing The Big Sister Project. (You can also listen to an excerpt from her book in the free podcast in the middle of the article below!)

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Adapting to a new country: 6 tips for fast and fun integration as an au pair

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Handling the shock of a new culture isn't always easy, but it's right at the heart of the au pair experience. Claire (an Australian au pair currently in British Columbia, Canada) explains what she's done to have a great time while adapting to life in her new country. 

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