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    The 5 biggest problems & solutions for new au pairs in France

    Hello again! I recently wrote an article for the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry on the five biggest problems an au pair faces upon arrival in France. While the article focuses on British au pairs, the principles apply to au pairs of all nationalities and is so definitely worth reading. In the article, I made sure to suggest ways…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 9

    And thus the drudgery commences! After a truly fabulous bank holiday weekend, I’m sure we all felt a spot of the blues when it was time to walk through the front doors of work and let reality get going once again. My day was made ever so slightly better by my kind little 9 year old sharing a portion of…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 8

    Today began in the sunniest of matters and I felt super energised and eager to go and exercise this expanding body a smidge! Just as I commenced my run however my phone began to ring and, upon seeing it was my mother, I felt obliged to answer it. Sitting myself down upon a bench my mother began to explain to…

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    Film Festival Vibes

    As spring blesses us with the glorious blooming of flowers, and the leaves making their wonderful return to those lonely bare trees, it also welcomes the spring/summer events that has me giddy from the inside out. Yes that is right my fellow au pairs, it is the season where all the real fun begins and the super cool events start…

  • Oh Friends…Au Pair Friends

    I have previously posted about how my home sickness had been an issue as I missed my friends and family, and like for any normal human being moving to Paris took some adjusting to. Now of course life is normal and as I've said before, things just became same thing different day (more so during the week of course). Coming…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 7

    Once again Monday appears to have crept its way unwelcomingly into our lives following a wonderfully sunny, warm and Parisian weekend. I tend also to prolong the misery of Monday it seems by making it, coincidentally, my organisation day of drudging tasks such as room cleaning, exercise and food shopping. If it’s already a bad day historically you might as…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 6

    Monday: As always with au pairing, you switch seamlessly through moments of complete contentment, satisfaction and feeling as though you’ve got your act together, to moments of a sedentary and unproductive lifestyle. What with having been ‘back home’ to England and then the subsequent week of work with weird hours (as the infamous school holidays descended upon us), I have…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 5

    Sunday: A few hours after a tearful farewell to my mother at the Eurostar station in London and I suddenly found myself back immersed in my other life in Paris. Any of us who have had the chance to spend time back home know just how intense it is to return to the French capital subsequently. It’s as if you…

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    A very exciting 2018!

    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?: https://www.ultimateaupair.com/category/top-tips/ Thank you again to everyone who contributed to the blog last year! If you…

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    We’re Taking a Short Break!

    Hi everyone, Ultimate au pair is taking a two-week holiday! Don't worry, we're updating the site and will be back soon with more posts from our amazing bloggers. In the meantime, why not have a look at some of our most popular articles?: Top Tips! Don't speak French? No problem! 10 Tips for Au Pair Survival Hours and pay See…