• Ultimate Au Pair

    Why Au Pair?

    by Holly Hadley Why au pair? Well, I became an au pair through a site called au pair world and, if I hadn’t found this site, I might never have become one. It all happened because choosing a major at university was too much for me, and after over...

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    Questions for Au Pairs to ask Host Families

    by Holly Hadley "Why are questions important?" I agreed to au pair for a family that paid me too little, did not live up to their promises, and omitted to tell me the truth about their circumstances. They were actually quite kind at times...

  • Advice on Becoming an Au Pair in Paris

    by Michelle Von Lind When the idea of au pairing first popped into my head people around me, including myself, though I was crazy. Thinking about it now I'd say that it truly is the best kind of crazy. Although from what I've heard, au pairing can...

  • My Au Pair Gap Year

    by Rachel Frost “So where are you going next year?” I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked that same question, over and over again. I always give them an answer that shocks and surprises them. “I’ll be moving to Paris for a year to be an au pair.” That statement is usually followed by either asking what an au pair is, why au pairing, how I’ve landed it, or talks about how brave I am. In reality, I’m just a girl who has no clue what she wants to do but knows she loves travelling, language, and french culture (so far). I will explain why and answer some of…

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    Welcome!

    By Olivia Brett (editor) Thanks for taking the time to read our blog! We are a team of au pair bloggers, writing weekly posts about our adventures. Each one of us is passionate about writing and our blog aims to provide a realistic view of au pair life, documenting our experiences and giving our thoughts. We have just launched the blog so it may seem a little sparse right now, but there are big things to com! So feel free to check out the posts that are already up and make sure to come back soon to see much more!! If you want…