All posts in "Hosting Au Pairs"

6 Alarm Bells When Hiring an Au Pair 

By Claire Barton / March 11, 2016

Hiring an Au Pair. It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. This is especially true when you’re hiring an au pair to be left in charge of your little bundles of joy. As the fabulous Kat Abianac says, “The success or failure of your Au Pair experience lies mainly in the recruitment of the right […]


How to Tell if you Have a Super Au Pair

By Kat Abianac / February 28, 2016

The elusive super au pair. Defined differently by everyone, I know. But here’s my experience, and what I noticed the similarities were when hiring them. This NOT a list of all traits a Super Au Pair needs! Simply a list of traits that I have really appreciated in my former au pairs. Super au pairs […]


Au Pair Guide on How To Be An Irresistible Host Family

By Kat Abianac / January 13, 2016

Au Pair Guides are littered across the internet. But the relevant, up to date ones are few and far between. Au pairs blog about au pairing, host families write about hosting. But where do we get the stuff that’s the most value? Au pairs telling host families what they want, and vice versa! That is where […]


6 Constant Questions When Hosting Au Pairs

By Kat Abianac / November 29, 2015

Hosting au pairs is a pretty awesome experience. And of course people want to know all about it. Here’s a list of the more amusing questions I get asked regularly.   “Aren’t you worried she’ll sleep with your husband?’ NO. I like to think my life choices include a future husband who doesn’t sleep with au […]


5 Times I Mildly Regretted Having An Au Pair

By Kat Abianac / November 21, 2015

Having an au pair has been a rewarding experience for my entire family. They add so much to our lives, our colossal learning curves and family fails fade into humour pretty quickly. They ranged from ‘I find this hilarious and I wish it hadn’t happened but I’m glad it did’, all the way to ‘I’m going […]