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15. January 2014 | Posted In: Allgemein

Resources Aupairnet24

Aupairnet24 has launched a new Section where you can find a lot of useful information for Au Pairs and Host Families like Au Pair program requirements, information about language schools in different countries as well as answers to some Au Pair relevant questions. We will update all the information regularly, so please stay tuned!

20. December 2013 | Posted In: Allgemein

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just about to come! It’s time to buy and decorate a Christmas tree and send postcards to your friends and family. Millions of families all around the world celebrate Christmas in their own unique way. Each country celebrates with its own traditions and rituals. Aupairnet24 would like to tell you about different ways that Christmas is celebrated in countries across the globe.

 

Christmas in Australia is in the middle of the summer holidays and December is one of the hottest months. Australians surround themselves with Christmas Bush, a native Australian tree with small green leaves and cream colored flowers. The most popular event is on Christmas Eve and is called Carols by Candlelight. Thousands of people and famous singers get together outdoors in Melbourne to sing their favorite Christmas songs.

 

In Canada they traditionally send for Christmas the biggest and best fir tree to Boston as a sign of the assistance given during the Halifax Explosion. At Christmas Canadians eat sweets called Barley Candy and Chicken Bones! Barley Candy is usually on a stick and it is shaped with Christmas symbols and Chicken Bones, which are pink sweets that taste like cinnamon.

 

In France people usually burn Cherry Wood Yule Logs in fireplaces at Christmas. On Christmas Eve the log is carried into the home and is sprinkled with red wine to make it smell very nice when it is burning.  According to French Christmas tradition a part of a loaf called Le Pain Calendal should be shared with a poor person. French children get to open their gifts on Christmas day, but the parents and other adults have to wait until New Years.

 

Advent calendars with chocolate inside are traditionally used in Germany to count the days until Christmas Eve. Starting from the 1st of December they open one window of an advent calendar every day. Every Sunday in December German families light a candle on the Christmas wreath. The main Christmas meals in Germany are Carp or Goose. Also “Stollen” (fruited yeast bread) is very popular at Christmas.
  In Spain December 28th is ‘Día de los santos inocentes’ or ‘Day of the Innocent Saints’ and people try to trick each other into believing silly stories and jokes. The New Year’s Eve special tradition is to eat 12 grapes with the 12 strokes of the clock at Midnight. If you eat the twelve grapes, you are said to have luck for the New Year.
Would you like to celebrate the next  ‘Navidad’ in Spain or to wait for ‘Père Nöel’ with a French host family? Click here to register as an Au Pair at Aupairnet24 and find your host family today for free!

Or maybe your family needs a loving Au Pair who could support your family in the next year? Then register for free at Aupairnet24 and find your Au Pair!

Aupairnet24 wishes you a Merry Christmas!

6. December 2013 | Posted In: Allgemein

Au Pair Visa Canada

Would you like to be an Au Pair in Canada?

Have you always dreamed of spending some time living with a host family and working in Canada? An international experience as an Au Pair can make this dream come true! Aupairnet24 can provide you with some useful information about Au Pair program in Canada.

Au Pair Visa in Canada

Canada does not offer an official Au Pair program. However, there are two programs you can apply to in order to become an Au Pair in Canada. There are the Work and Travel Program and the Live-in Caregiver program.

Working Holiday Visa (from Work and Travel Program):

You can participate in the Working Holiday Visa if your country has a bilateral reciprocal youth mobility arrangement or agreement with Canada. This visa allows young people between 18 and 35 to live and work in Canada for 12 months. An Au Pair must possess sufficient funds to live in Canada and have a private health insurance for the duration of the stay. Furthermore the Au Pair will need to pass a medical examination by a physician recognized by the Canadian government to obtain Canadian Working Holiday Visa.

Live-in Caregiver Visa

The Live-in Caregiver is someone who provides care for children in a private household. The applicant must to be older than 19 years old and there is no maximum age limit. If applying for the Live-In Caregiver visa, the applicant must have good knowledge of English or French. The length of the stay is one year and could be extended for an additional year.After two years of working for a host family, they can become permanent residents of Canada.

In order to get the Live-in Caregiver Visa you must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Secondary School, have at least 6 months training or at least 1 year of full-time paid work experience as a caregiver or in a related field or occupation and have a work permit before you enter Canada.

If you want to go to Canada as an Au Pair, just click here to register!

29. November 2013 | Posted In: Allgemein

Au Pair in Australia
If you want to gain some new experience as an Au Pair and live in another country, Aupairnet24 is of great help. Enjoy a different culture as a member of a host family in the country of your dreams,make some new friends and improve your language skills.

Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world to go to as an Au Pair as it has good weather and agood quality of life and health care. Moreover, Au pairs are highly appreciated by host families in Australia.

Why choose Australia?

Australia welcomes Au Pairs from almost all corners of the world.  There are so many reasons why Australia is a perfect Au Pair destination. First of all, it is one of the biggest countries in the world, secondly it has the lowest population density, and it has a beautiful as well as very different landscape.

Many Au Pairs decide to go to Australia and enjoy the benefits of living in one of the wealthiest countries worldwide.  Being the largest island nation in the world, it has a unique ecosystem. Moreover, great weather all year round and beautiful beaches provide one of the best surfing experiences in the world.

Working as an Au Pair in Australia

Young people between 18 and 30 years old can apply for a Working Holiday Visa or a Work and Holiday Visa to go to Australia as an Au Pair. In terms of duration, 6-12 months are the standard for working as an Au Pair in Australia.

The pocket money usually is between $200 and $250 for working 30 hours per week. Normally an Au Pair gets approximately 2 days off per week (should be a Sunday once every month), but this can vary.

If you want to go as an Au Pair to Australia, just click here to register!

19. November 2013 | Posted In: Allgemein

Being an Au Pair can turn out to be an extremely rewarding experience. You can gain the possibility to live in another country, gain new life experience, discover a new culture and learn a new language without spending a lot of money.  Would you like to be an Au pair? No Problem! First of all you need to find a host family. Here are some tips, which can help you at looking for your host family:

  1.  Register and complete your profile – Detailed! When you register at Aupairnet24 you will have the possibility to create your Au pair profile for free. If you really want to find a host family you should take the time to complete all sections of your profile properly. Complete your profile as much as possible with information about yourself, your family, your hobbies, as well as your availability, language skills and experience. Introduce yourself and tell about your motivations to be an Au pair. The more information you supply, the higher will be your placement in the search results and the more requests you will receive from host families! Click here to register as an Au pair now.
  2. Upload your photos! Families will pay more attention to Au pair profiles with photos. A recent, authentic and trustworthy photo of you enables host families to form better impressions of who you are, build trust and increase your chances to be contacted by a host family. Our tip for you: upload also a photo of you with a child to demonstrate host families that you are child-orientated. If you already have a profile at Aupairnet24, you can upload your photos here.
  3. Upload certificates and references! Certificates, diploma or references and other relevant documents can also make a significant contribution to trust building. This information will allow host families to get a better idea of who you are and will then easily be able to decide if you could be a suitable match for their family. Any references in the field of childcare are especially relevant for many host families.  But do not forget to inform the relevant people whom you have used as references. Unexpected demands can usually give a negative impression. Click here to upload new documents to your Au pair Profile at Aupairnet24.
  4. Check out the profiles of host families from your destination country and contact your favorites!  Nothing seek, nothing find! Sometimes it is not enough just to create an Au pair profile. You will significally increase you chances to find a host family if you search for the host family by yourself. Just enter your destination country in the quick search and look through the host families’ profiles and write a message to your favorites. It is free!
  5. Become a Top Au pair! If you want your profile being optically highlightened and being shown at the top of search results, become a Top Au Pair at Aupairnet24 and you will basically gain a greater chance of finding a Host Family.

We wish you great success in finding your Au pair job!

 

She has found her host family:

Au Pair from ParisI set up a profile, uploaded some photos and language certificates and contacted a few families from Portugal. I managed to be accepted by my favorite family and now I can´t wait for spending my 9 months in Lisbon as an Au pair!”

31. October 2013 | Posted In: Allgemein

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6. August 2013 | Posted In: Allgemein, Familien, Host Families

One thinks of an Au Pair stay as exciting, one of a kind and a pleasant experience. Everyone has high expectations and wishes for the perfect family who will welcome them as a family member with open arms.

Of course, the reality is not always the case. Very often problems arise due to bad or insufficient communication. It is usually possible for the au pair and the family to resolve their conflicts and put the pieces back together. However, it can also be difficult to come to a solution that you both agree on.

We have put together some tips that should help you and your host family come to an agreement that you will both be able to live with.

31. October 2011 | Posted In: Allgemein

Many families want to have someone who is more helpful and flexible than a babysitter. An Au Pair could be the right choice. There are many Au Pairs from all over the world who are willing to come to your country.

An Au Pair does not only take care of your kids, but also helps you with a light housework and introduce you to a foreign culture.
So An Au Pair can support you very well with your everyday duties.

For an Au Pair it is also valuable to come to your country to gain some new life experience, to learn your language. Moreover, Au Pairs learn a lot of about a culture of your country and gain a lot of new friends.

If an Au Pair stays with a host family for a long time, Au Pair becomes often a part of the family and children trust and love Au Pair and handle Au pair as an older sister of brother.

Would you like to find your Au Pair? Just register at Aupairnet24.com and find a loving Au Pair!

9. January 2011 | Posted In: Allgemein, Au pair, Au pair search

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