Au Pair in Seattle/ Interview with Hannah

Hannah is currently an Au Pair near Seattle. She looks after three children of the age 4, 8 and 14. Her family is half American/half German. Why did you decide to be an Au Pair? In 9th grade I wanted to be an exchange student in the US, but somehow that didn’t work out, so I made up my mind and decided to be an Au Pair when I graduate. I´ve...

Au Pair in Spain/ Interview with Natalie

Natalie was an Au Pair in Spain last year from September until December. The family she stayed with lived an hour away from Malaga and she looked after 7 year old twins, a boy and a girl. Natalie, what made you want to be an Au Pair? I have been a babysitter for about 6 years and as I got older, I noticed that the tasks, the parents gave me...

Au Pair in Paris/ Interview mit Rachel

Rachel 20 Jahre, aus Lübeck ist im September 2015 für 10 Monate als Au Pair nach Paris gegangen. Ihre Gastfamilie: Französisch; 2 Kinder im Alter von 1 und 3 Jahren. Rachel lebt nicht im Haus von der Gastfamilie, sondern im Haus der Großeltern, welches nur 10 Minuten Fußweg entfernt ist. Dadurch hat sie etwas mehr Privatsphäre als viele...

How to be a successful Au Pair?

Have you ever thought about how to make your Au Pair year successful? What does that actually mean? Doesn´t success only apply in a career context or related to money? These are all very good questions. In fact as far as I can tell, most people do relate success to their career. Not as many of us are thinking of success in terms of “every...