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!

AuPairWorld Blog

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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Webinars and livestreams at AuPairWorld: Staying close with the community

Silvia and Alejandro from AuPairWorld at the webinar studio

Finding new ways to spread the word about au pairing is a central part of our mission at AuPairWorld. Silvia Bussang is our expert for live digital interaction with the AuPairWorld community.  

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

Au-pair genießt seine Zeit mit der Gasttochter

In our new 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 Sarah explains how her au pair stay let her clear her mind and get ready for the next challenge of writing her Master's thesis. 

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Family rituals and routines - Why they matter

A family plays football on the beach.

Building blocks for shared happiness – with your kids and your au pair

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5 reasons why you should be an au pair

Au-pair auf Markt

Not sure whether you'd really like to go abroad as an au pair? We tell you 5 reasons why you should be an au pair for sure!

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Want to Experience London like a Londoner?

Discover London

Everyone wants to visit the UK's busiest city, but aside from the main tourist sights, what is there to see? How do you get from one place to another in this huge place? Need an insider's perspective? Rhianna, our new AuPairWorld intern, has some top tips for you all on how to really discover London.

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Au pairing for your family: 5 big wins

Au pair with child in an tent

Sharing your home with a young person from abroad is a clever (and now quite easy) way to make the most of family life.

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Travelling without Internet access? Two apps that can save the day

Young people using their smartphones

Sara, a translator at AuPairWorld, reports on two travel apps that also function offline. They made all the difference during her recent trip to Rome!

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