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

5 challenges you will face as an au pair – which will make you grow

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Being an au pair is lots and lots of fun, but it's not always easy. Sometimes it's the hard parts that bring out the best in you! Au pairing expert and author Melanie Josephine tells you how. 

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7 reasons to plan your au pair stay in Northern France

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Our new French intern Alexiane shares her insider knowledge and makes the case for Northern France as a great place for an au pair stay . 

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AuPairWorld Family Handbook: For better communication with your au pair

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The AuPairWorld Family Handbook is a customisable tool for presenting all the important information about activities in your family so that a new au pair can get off to the best possible start.

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From "Oh my God!" to "Win-Win": A host mother's 5 top tips for successful au pairing

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Paz Nachón, a Madrid-based host mother blogger and an expert on multilingual family environments, shares her strategies for making the most of au pairing's win-win potential.

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Save au pairing in the UK - Sign the petition today!

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Brexit could mean the end of au pairing in the UK. Sign a petition to help make sure that even in post-Brexit Britain, au pairing can continue as a popular and proven form of cultural exchange.

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7 great cities to work in as an au pair

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Getting the chance to experience living in a city abroad is just one of the many benefits of being an au pair. But don't forget: Every country has more to offer than just its capital and big cities!

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4 things you shouldn't miss as an au pair in Sweden

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Sweden is a dynamic and beautiful country with a cool, laidback culture and a great mix of wild pristine nature and trendy cosmopolitan cities. It's a corner of Europe that definitely will make for a truly interesting au pair stay.

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Summer childcare – What's your family's plan?

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The summer school holidays have a way of coming sooner than expected and can pose a major challenge for working parents. With a summer au pair on your team, you and your family can relax and be ready to enjoy everything the summer may bring.

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7 things NOT to do as an au pair

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Being an au pair gives you lots of freedom to have a great adventure. But there are still a few things you need to avoid. Au pairing expert and author Melanie Josephine has made a list to help keep you on a good track.

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A short-term au pair for our family in the summer - True life reports

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What's it really like having an au pair in the summer months? A German-Spanish family based in Barcelona shares their story. 

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