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Hi 🙂 I just arrived as an au pair in Neuilly-sur-Seine and found out about this blog on an au pair Facebook page. It seems like a helpful blog, the survival tips will be really useful!
You’re in The Au Pair Collection! https://paper.li/CelinaTTolbert/1454870391
Hey! I Just found this blog and I really love it, so I would love some tips from you guys ! , I’ll arrive to France in July (: Merci d’avance
Hi Monty! We have lots of different articles, what kind of tips are you looking for? 🙂
I am in the process of applying to be an au pair in Paris, and while filling the long stay visa application form, I need to fill the ‘purpose for visa’ section. As there is no option for au pair, which option do you think would be the most suitable for me to tick? ‘Studies’? ‘Training period/education’? or ‘Other’? Which one did you pick during your application.
Your response would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Joey, unfortunately I’m not sure about about visa applications , sorry! You could try asking the question on one of the Facebook groups for au pairs?:
I’ve ended the contract with the horrible family. In the beginning they were really nice but things go worse and worse after the first month. In the end they treated me like a maid and wants to make me work in the weekends too. Now i’m looking for a new family.
Do you have any tips for avoiding this kind of family? Because when we had Skype interview everything seems nice. I couldn’t see all those things can happen in the future. Now I’m a bit scared to find a bad family again. Hope can hear advice from you soon. Thanks
Hi, thanks for your message!
I think one of the main things to do is to ask the right questions to start with. Here is our page on questions to ask host families:
You could also go through an agency instead of looking for a new family on your own. This way the terms of your contract will have been agreed with the agency and they can help you sort out any problems! I can’t recommend any specific agencies, but this article mentions a few popular ones: http://www.ultimateaupair.com/2016/04/12/find-au-pair-nanny-job-paris/
Good luck 🙂
I just came across your blog while i was looking for a host family on google and even thought I haven’t find one yet I have to say that your blog turned out be very helpful during this time. I would really appreciate if someone could give a look at my profile and tell me wether something is wrong or just if it needs more information. Thanks very much. https://www.aupairworld.com/en/aupair_detail?a=3637869
Hi Cristina! Thanks for leaving a message 🙂 Your profile is good but I think you chould write more about why you want to work with children and what experience you have. That is the main focus for the family and one of the first things that they will look at. Hope this helps!
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