How to become an Au Pair?

Are you thinking about becoming an Au Pair?

Then you are at the right place! 🙂

This website and the book How to be an Au Pair were created to HELP YOU!

To make your days easier.
To give you efficient guidelines on how to become the best Au Pair ever. 😀

… Yes, it can be done. With a little help from people who done it before …

There are many things to think about while you are making a choice to CHANGE YOUR LIFE in order to become an Au Pair.

Dear future Au Pair, have you thought about the questions below?

* Where to go?
* Which family to choose?
* How to even know what to expect?
* What to ask the family at the interview?
* How to find friends after you move?
* How to deal with kids when they are cranky?
* How to deal with the developing periods are “your kids” in?
* Which surprises to expect (BTW there are MANY of them!!)?

*You can find all the answers in the book How to be an Au Pair.

But first, let me give you the basic steps of becoming an Au Pair:

  1. There are many webpages where you can create a profile as an applicant for an Au Pair. The host families can find you there and you can make a connection. If a profile is made well you will get offers soon.
  2. Next is an interview. You should know what do you want, what are you willing to do and what should pay be like. Here I advise you to take time, to talk about everything so there is no confusion once you get there. In my case, I was shocked once I got there because I had no idea what to ask and what can happen. (There is an extended list of questions in the book).
  3. I strongly advise you to get to know child development at least briefly so you will know what to expect and how to behave. It is a lot easier once you know how children are in general so you do not stress for no reason. (again there is a description of what to expect at different ages in the book)
  4. You also might want to start to learn the language of a potential host family, it is going to be easier to connect with the kids. If they do not speak English it can be a struggle for the first months so it is good to be prepared. 🙂

These are the most important things to pay attention to. Of course, there is more! I gathered all I could think about after being an Au Pair in my book How to be an Au Pair, which is available on Amazon, Kindle (super cheap, it costs a few €). 

The book is a perfect guideline for all who are thinking about going abroad and work as a nanny. We might think it is easy to take care of children but there are so many things we should know before taking this decision. This book is also an excellent guide for parents. I have to say I have learned a lot about the education of children and how to handle them. It makes you think and take into deep consideration how important is our behavior for the children’s future.
At the end of the book, Danica gives also some tips on how to take advantage of your experience and sell it to your future employers which might be very useful for your career boost.
Very useful book and highly recommended!

Tanja P., Creator of Get Ideal Job; an author of a book Boost your talent and get your dream job

An important step is to choose the RIGHT HOST FAMILY!!

There are red flags you HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO while picking one.

Go ahead and check a FREE VIDEO SERIES The red flags here.

You will get some idea of what to think about before you move to another country to work as an Au Pair. There are many tricks you can apply to be sure you are making the right choice. Finding the right fit for an Au Pair with a host family is a process. Take your time and watch Free Video Series and FIND THE RIGHT FAMILY FOR YOU.

A good preparation for the interview is a GOLDEN TICKET to find a good fit.

A good fit = GREAT experience

There is a loooooong list of questions to prepare for the interview in the book How to become an Au Pair

Read more about the book by clicking on the link: How to be an Au Pair

I wish you the best of luck in choosing your host family!! It can be really an awesome experience, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. <3

Thank you for considering me
to guide you …
… to become an Au Pair. 🙂

Danica Tajčman, creator of the HOW TO BE AN AU PAIR

P.S.: And Good luck! If you do it right this can be one of the best years of your life. 🙂