The author Danica Tajčman
I was there. It was an awesome year. Well, after I figured out how to deal with the kids 😉 I am really happy I had my mother – a 40 year’s kindergarten teacher – by my side. It was a hard beginning but I am a fighter so there was no chance I would quit. Luckily my mom was “there with me” to guide me what to do, how to handle 3 kids at once.Danica Tajčman, author of the How to be an Au Pair
After my experience was done I realized, not everyone has an experienced nanny (my mom) at their side! I realized I can help you and share my insights with you.
Danica Tajčman is a writer (obviously ;)), a transformational coach and a teacher.
Before an Au Pair experience, she was a babysitter for a short period of time and she was happy to endure herself as an aunt to her nieces as much as possible and spent quality time with the kids of her friends. She studied as an elementary school teacher at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana, Slovenia for a year. Even though she loves kids and they adore her she soon realized the sole childcare career is not suited for her. Therefore she switches her field of study to Business and economics. She also went to Turkey on an Erasmus exchange.
With many turns of events in her life and some difficult situations at the time, she decided to quit a “stable” job and take some time off. In the end, she packed her bags and went to experience How to be an Au Pair abroad.
She was an Au Pair with her host family for one year and 4 months. She came to a family of 3 very demanding children, aged almost 2, 4 and 6 years. Even though she was strict and disciplined, kids absolutely adored her, the parents were happy with her as well.
And she loved it!
She wishes you will love it too. <3