Category: Tipps for Host Parents

  • Different countries, different parenting style ‚Äď Did my Au Pair go too far?

    Different countries, different parenting style ‚Äď Did my Au Pair go too far?

    As a Host Family you enjoy the freedom of choosing an Au Pair from a whole different part of the world. At the same time this means someone with a different cultural background and other moral values is going to be part of your family. In many cases a Host Family is not aware in…

  • Summer Au Pair In Europe ‚Äď The Child Care Solution For The Holidays

    Summer Au Pair In Europe ‚Äď The Child Care Solution For The Holidays

    The Easter holidays are over and summer is (unfortunately) not yet very close. Nevertheless, as a family¬†with children, you should already think about how to organize the holiday season. The long summer holidays always entail a few weeks without regular child care. The days you can take off from work are limited and the grandparents…

  • Au Pair Wants To Work For Other Families Too

    Au Pair Wants To Work For Other Families Too

    An Au Pair works up to 30 hours a week, 45 hours in the USA. This is a lot because the au pair will also have to study for the language class. Of course the pocket money an au pair gets is just as it says a pocket money. With this money the au pairs…

  • Who Are You? – The First Interview With The Au Pair

    Who Are You? – The First Interview With The Au Pair

    One of the most important parts of getting to know each other is the Skype Video interview. This is the¬†moment when both¬†Au Pair¬†and¬†Host Family‚Äôs responsibilities, rights and expectations should be cleared. But what do you have to think about? And what kind of questions should you ask?¬† We have some advice for you: 1. Don’t…

  • The Jealousy Of A Host Mum

    The Jealousy Of A Host Mum

    Inviting someone young and beautiful to your house can become a struggle in your relationship, if there are already problems between you and your spouse. The host family invites a young person to their home. Most of the time that young person is a woman in her 20ies. Maybe she is beautiful and of course…

  • Fight Against Prejudices – Invite A Bro Pair

    Fight Against Prejudices – Invite A Bro Pair

    Timo is a male au pair and he explained why it is so hard to become an au pair as a boy and why getting a bro pair is absolutely great for a host family. Timo, is a nice 19 year old guy, full of energy and the will to explore the world. When he…

  • Looking For A Girlfriend Or Childcare? – Single Fathers

    Looking For A Girlfriend Or Childcare? – Single Fathers

    Raising a child can be a challenge for everybody, but especially for single parents it’s a bit harder to organize the day around work and kids. In those times they are looking for someone like an Au Pair to help them to take care of their children, so mommy and daddy can go to work…

  • The Au Pair’s bedroom – nice and comfy

    The Au Pair’s bedroom – nice and comfy

    Many host families wonder how the perfect room for the au pair looks like. How big is it? What about decoration? Before the au pair arrives, the host family has to prepare a room for their new member. For the most au pair programs the room has to fulfill certain requirements. It needs to have…

  • Kids Should Apologize To The Au Pair

    Kids Should Apologize To The Au Pair

    Sometimes an au pair has a hard time getting the kids under control. Your kids can behave totally different with you, but just as with grandma and grandpa or aunt and uncle, the kids try to explore their borders with the new au pair. They provoke, they overdo it, they might even insult or hit…

  • Who We Are – Your Topics, Your Support

    Who We Are – Your Topics, Your Support

    Here we are! A blog for host families only. We will talk about what’s important to you. A host family knows that there can be problematic situations with an au pair and that those are not only about the design of the au pair’s room. There are so many more topics that are important for…