Something very special coming soon!

Things have been a little quiet here at Ultimate Au Pair lately, so we just wanted to say thanks for being patient! We have something special planned for our big relaunch in December and we hope you’re as excited as we are. If you’re an au pair blogger, agency or tourist company in Paris, make sure to send an email to to see how you can get involved.

We’re looking forward to sharing it all with you soon, in the meantime why not have a look over our au pairing top tips?

The UAP team x

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Should I live in the suburbs?

Found your dream family but they live in the suburbs of Paris? Want to know what other au pairs think about suburban life?

Read this article by AJ, entitled “On the Outside Looking in: Living in the Suburbs”. She is an american au pair who gives an honest opinion of life in the suburbs of Paris.

Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post!

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5 Ways to stay safe as an au pair

Get to know your family
It’s easy for things to get a little overwhelming when you’re living with a host family. Whether or not you make friends with your host parents depends on various factors such as personality, age, stress levels of everyone involved and time spent together. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn’t.

But whether you’re a live-in or live-out au pair, the family can be a great support system if you get on well….(click title or photo to see more)
By Olivia Brett (Editor)

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Coming soon…

Hello everyone,

Ultimate Au Pair is taking a short break over the summer, but we will be back in a few weeks with new bloggers, an updated look and lots of new articles! In the meantime why not have a look at our advice pages?:

Thank you again to everyone who contributed to the blog last year! If you would like to blog with us, you can use our contact page to get in touch…(Click title or photo for more)
Olivia (Editor)

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10 tips: Leaving your host family & Paris

So, the time has come to leave your host family, and it often comes with A LOT of mixed feelings.

Let’s set the scene; you’ve been working with the family for almost one year, you feel sad to leave the children, but guiltily happy to leave behind some of that stressful responsibility (just being honest). You have suddenly realised you need to move your whole life out of the 13m² box you call home and can’t work out how you…(click title or photo to see more)
By Olivia Brett (Editor)

Alice’s au pair diary – week 20


Today was the day that the city of Paris waits for… Fete de la musique. This annual festival of merriment and music sees the streets of this city lined with acts upon every corner specialising in a variety of styles, shops open until all hours (many indulging in the festivities and opting to blare music out of their own front doors too) and heaps upon heaps of happy, drinking and dancing getting lost upon their meandering strolls.

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By Alice Warde

Alice’s au pair diary – week 19


We arose at the crack of dawn (well, 7 am to most people) in order to get ourselves fed and watered in anticipation of our busy day. I of course had to commence work but my sister who was visiting had a lovely morning of Louvre-visiting lined up!

We ‘regrouped’ at Palais de Tokyo after my lunch shift in order to sip back excellently priced drinks and chat away. I love having family visit because it’s so lovely to…(Click title or photo to see more)
By Alice Warde

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Advice from former au pairs!

Hello again!

Summer is change-over time for au pairs and we have lots of practical advice and top tips to help you start work/leave Paris/choose a family/find friends/know if you’re paid enough etc.

I’m looking at ways to update the site in August to make our advice pages more easily accessible, so in the meantime I would love to hear from you about any suggestions, comments or contributions to the site you may have!…(Click title or photo to see more)
Olivia (Editor)

Alice’s au pair diary – week 18


After what can only be described as weeks of excessive indulging in French ‘cuisine’ (if croissants and crepes can really be labelled as such!?) I decided to get the fitness juices flowing and kickstart the day with a run.

I think it’s important to remember that, when living in Paris for a year, you have to just accept weight gain – nobody is immune from bakery calories! But as one of my close friends here said: “would you rather…(Click title or photo to see more)
By Alice Warde

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Weekly Diaries

We have many au pair writers based in Paris who contribute to our blog. Each has their own style and shares their experiences differently! We are currently looking for a new writer to begin a weekly diary starting in August/September 2016.

Have a look at our current blogger’s weekly diaries to see what its all about. Don’t hesitate to send a message via the contact form if you’re interested in blogging with us 🙂


Olivia (Editor)