Category: How to help your Au Pair

  • How to help an Au Pair adapt in your Host Family

    How to help an Au Pair adapt in your Host Family

    You have chosen your Au Pair – congratulations! All the details are discussed and the new family member’s arrival is at hand. How to help an Au Pair adapt in a new place and circumstances as a Host Family? We prepared some useful tips for you! Prepare a Welcome Souvenir Who doesn’t like gifts? Itā€™s…

  • Is AuPair.com a good website?

    Is AuPair.com a good website?

    Many of you might wonder: what is the best way to find a suitable Au Pair? There is no general answer to this since the reply depends on your current situation! If you are busy with your schedule, work full-time, are a single parent or have no support system – then hiring a full-service agency…

  • What to do if you forget to pay your Au Pair

    What to do if you forget to pay your Au Pair

    Being a Host Family for an Au Pair is anĀ amazing opportunity for intercultural exchange and gaining a new family member. The Au Par lives in your house and spends a lot of time with you and your children. Of course, you should never take an Au Pair for granted. Taking care of your children is…

  • Living Together With An Au Pair: 5 Tips

    Living Together With An Au Pair: 5 Tips

    Communication is important in general, but when talking about au pairs, it is even more. An au pair is a person who will spend several months in your house, so a key factor in order to have a successful communal living is communication with the au pair. In this post we are going to give…

  • 5 Aspects You And Your Au Pair Should Discuss

    5 Aspects You And Your Au Pair Should Discuss

    When a host family and an au pair decide on each other, it’s all about the big, important topics: sympathy, experiences, time periods, tasks, visa etc.Ā Then one will take care of further details, such as the specific travel planning or the preparation of the au pair room. Frequently, in the midst of all the excitement…

  • Say Something – What To Do If The New Au Pair Is Too Quiet

    Say Something – What To Do If The New Au Pair Is Too Quiet

    For many young people being an au pair is a totally new situation. They are in a new environment, surrounded by people they don’t know in a country they have never been to before. Some are very open and extrovert. They don’t have a problem with unknown situations and people. They meet someone and start…

  • Host Child With Psychological Challenges

    Host Child With Psychological Challenges

    Nowadays even kids are being confronted with psychological problems and the parents but especially the kid itself have to deal with this situation somehow. Every host family that has a child with special needs has to find an au pair that can take on this challenge. The au pair has to be qualified, needs to…

  • Care Do Not Control – Your Au Pair’s Social Life

    Care Do Not Control – Your Au Pair’s Social Life

    To invite an au pair to your home also means to trust them. This trust is not only about trusting them with your children but also with their free time and that they act responsible during it. Some families ask too much of the au pair by wanting to know every little thing that they…

  • Bad Mood And Tears – Homesickness Of The Au Pair

    Bad Mood And Tears – Homesickness Of The Au Pair

    A new country, a new language, friends and family are far away and new friends have to be found first. All this can lead to a homesick au pair. Especially host families are asked in that situation to listen to the au pair and to try to help. The au pair has arrived and the…

  • If Ana Or Mia Are Visiting – The Au Pair Has An Eating Disorder

    If Ana Or Mia Are Visiting – The Au Pair Has An Eating Disorder

    Families usually have cooking and eating habits that they stick to. Most families have dinner together, so they cook in the evening, eat and talk about the day. Families very often have family dishes that everybody likes, like a specific kind of casserole, a combination of veggies and meat that work for everybody and maybe…