• Rachel Blog Au Pair ultimate au pair paris

    Holly Jolidays

    So it's been a while since I last wrote. I guess everything just started to become normal. The days became regulated and my life kind of became the same thing but a different day. Don't get me wrong, I made sure I was always busy at the weekends going out, shopping and drinking lots of coffee. However, the au pair…

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    Help, I don’t speak French! : Au pair advice

    - Don’t get lost in translation - So you’ve found the right host family, you’ve bought your ticket and packed your bags, but wait...something’s missing...you don’t know the language of the country you’re moving to. Not speaking the language of your new home may seem like the biggest obstacle to living out your post-grad dreams in a great foreign city,…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 4

    Tuesday An inevitability about a job that involves daily contact with children is that you will encounter, at some point, illness. Little kids are infamous stewing pots of colds, coughs, flus and tummy aches, picking up whatever they can find lingering around amongst their peers at school. In a true playground game manner, these little bodily niggles are swapped and…

  • Amelia Jones ultimate au pair paris blog

    Learning the Hard Way: A year as an au pair in Paris

    Part 1 The Job Search I arrived in Paris on a whim. My life was in chaos, I was looking for an escape, and after a visit to the French capital, I found myself unwilling to leave. However, my living arrangement was growing precarious. After a tumultuous month, it became clear that I needed work that guaranteed ample time to…

  • Read about us on FUSAC!

    Just a quick post to share a lovely article posted about us on FUSAC today. Click here to see the article now! I did an interview with one of their writers about Ultimate Au Pair and it sums up our blog really well. If you want to find out more about us, have a quick look at the article and…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 3

    Tuesday: For all of us currently in Paris you will be fully aware of the apocalyptic style weather we are experiencing at the moment. Like the majority of Western Europe, there appears to be a bipolar storm descended upon us that switches hour by hour, to two fairly opposite extremes. One minute I find myself shielding away from the intense…

  • Celina Tolbert Ultimate au pair blog paris

    Au Pair Profile

    Bonjour world! My name is Celina and I'm a soon-to-be recent college grad moving to Paris June 2nd! I'm honestly shocked at how the time has flown by since I decided I wanted to au pair in Paris. - Name: Celina Tolbert Nationality: American Gender: Female Age: 21 City: Paris Number of Children: 1 when I arrive, 1 to be…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 2

    Monday: As I’m sure we all know, this job is one riddled with its intense ups and downs ranging from turbulent toddler tantrums to disheartening differences with our host parents. Today, I was having an infamous ‘one of those days’ whereby a series of small instances piled up and overwhelmed me. Individually these things were harmless but when experienced all…

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    Alice’s au pair diary – week 1

    Tuesday: Today was a very special one for me as I was turning the big 19. A birthday away from home (with all the comforts of family and friends that can be found there) was always going to be a strange one as I was experiencing a juxtaposition of the standard birthday merriment combined with emptiness and a fervent longing…

  • Paris Ultimate Au Pair Blog

    Live In or Out?

    Here’s the big question – do you want to live with the family? While traditionally au pairs have their own room in the family’s house, there are many families in Paris who rent out small rooms or apartments for their au pair rather than having them live in the same apartment. These rooms can be “chambres de bonne” (old servants…