Category: Life with the Au Pair

  • Hosting An Au Pair: Teaching Multiculturalism To Your Children

    Hosting An Au Pair: Teaching Multiculturalism To Your Children

    The Au Pair program is meant to help the Au Pair learn a language while you as a host family have someone at home who helps you with the kids. But having an Au Pair is also a great opportunity to raise your children in a multicultural environment. In this┬ápost, we are going to pinpoint…

  • Au Pair invites International Guests After A Few Days In The Host Family

    Au Pair invites International Guests After A Few Days In The Host Family

    Unfortunately some au pairs handle situations not the right way. There have been cases in which the au pair has invited friends or family members after only a few days living with the host family. Some of them didn’t even ask the host family if it is alright to let someone stay at the family’s…

  • If the Au Pair is Driving Under Influence

    If the Au Pair is Driving Under Influence

    Most of the time an au pair can use a car of the host family in order to get around with the kids, to go to the language course or even to use it in their free time to meet some friends. The host family trusts the au pair during the time of the car…

  • Illegal streaming Of Movies And Shows – How To Deal With The Au Pair

    Illegal streaming Of Movies And Shows – How To Deal With The Au Pair

    A comfortable evening on the sofa. Popcorn, coke, maybe some wine and chocolate. The new blockbuster is in the cinemas, but the au pair doesn’t feel like going out und streams the movie illegally on the internet. On demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime offer a huge choice of movies. And while the number…

  • This Is Our House! – Au Pair Is Inviting Guests All The Time

    This Is Our House! – Au Pair Is Inviting Guests All The Time

    If the host family invites an au pair to stay with them, the house becomes the au pair’s place to live too. Yet there are some rules for au pairs. One of them is to respect, that they are still only a guest and that they can not invite other people all the time. The…

  • The Advantages Of Having An Au Pair

    The Advantages Of Having An Au Pair

    Many parents know the struggle. They have to go to work early in the morning, but at the same time they have to get the kids ready for kindergarten or school, Milk is being spilled, they have to change clothes again, they give their kids a ride and end up being late for work.┬áHow amazing…

  • Family Vacation With The Au Pair – On Duty Or Off Duty?

    Family Vacation With The Au Pair – On Duty Or Off Duty?

    It’s summertime. That means it’s time for vacation. School is off for a few weeks and the kids can enjoy the free time in the sun, at the pool, in the garden or on the playground. And when it’s holidays for the kids it means that the host parents need the au pair to work…

  • Curfew For Au Pairs

    Curfew For Au Pairs

    To invite an au pair means to have someone else living in the same house. And to live together with others means to treat each other with respect. A part of that is to accept that everybody needs their private space and time for themselves. If a host family invites an au pair to live…