Many contributions were received right up until the competition's entry deadline: in total around fifty au pair testimonials - a wide array of exciting stories with lots of tips in the form of texts, photos and videos in varying languages and from different countries. Tales were of wonderful experiences, as well as tricky situations which sometimes resulted in positive experiences when dealt with in the right way.
Choosing the winners was not an easy decision for us. Although not all au pair stories made it through to the final round, we were impressed by the great response and delighted by all the entries. Many of these exciting new stories from our competition will be published in our Au pair stories section in the coming months - something our users can look forward to reading towards the end of each week!
First place goes to au pair Iris in Scotland. And following her is hostmum Gaileen from Canada. Other winners include the au pairs Helen in Spain, Christina in the USA, Jonas in Spain, and the host families of Barbara and Julia in Germany, Raffaela and Vania in Italy, Iolanda in Spain, and Elisabeth in Austria.
And now: Enjoy reading! Maybe one day you might get some experience as an au pair or host family and want to share it on AuPairWorld. Here's how.