Category: Au Pair News Australia

How to Make the Most out of Hosting an Au Pair

So you’ve found an au pair! You may be excited about finding someone you really like to help you tackle life as a working mum and even more excited about your children getting to interact with someone you know they’ll love too. Hosting an au… Continue reading

How To Balance Your Au Pair’s Hours And Pocket Money

Two important aspects of having an au pair help to look after your children relate to the hours that your au pair will work and the pocket money that you will pay. Pocket money varies depending on the number of hours and the level of… Continue reading

5 Top Tips To Focus On Your Business While Working From Home

Being a mum that works from home definitely has its benefits, but it can also be challenging. Some women find that it is very difficult to really focus on their work because there are just too many things that provide a distraction. Here are our… Continue reading

Top 10 Ways Your Au Pair Can Keep Boredom at Bay This Summer

With summer in full swing and holidays approaching, your au pair may be looking for things to do with her spare time. Without her family around her this year and with the extra time on her hands, she may be looking for ideas of how… Continue reading

17 Bright Ideas For Mums Working From Home

Looking for ideas of how to make working from home easier? Nicole Kofkin works hard to balance her business and personal life and knows how important it is have that balance. She started Smart Au Pairs to help families to access a convenient and affordable… Continue reading

Top 5 Concerns About Hosting An Au Pair

Hosting an au pair can be an affordable and convenient childcare option for your family. If you use an Australian au pair agency to find an au pair you will be given some guidelines about how the process works but sometimes potential host families can… Continue reading

Why You Should Take Your Au Pair On Your Next Family Holiday

Not all families are keen on the idea of taking their au pair on holiday with them, but there are many reasons why doing just that can help you have an even more enjoyable break. It can enable you and your partner to have some… Continue reading

Au Pairs – A More Nurturing Alternative to Day Care

Deciding on a child care option is a challenge for mums returning to work. Nicole Kofkin from Smart Au Pairs outlines the idea of using an au pair as a nurturing alternative to day care. If you’re returning to work and are looking at the… Continue reading

Top 10 Ways Your Au Pair Can Keep Boredom at Bay this Winter

 Winter is in full swing and while your kids may be celebrating the start of school holidays, your au pair may be wondering how to keep busy bodies entertained in the cold and windy weather. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top ten… Continue reading

Top 5 FAQs About Hosting an Au Pair

Hosting an au pair is an exciting experience that helps to alleviate much of the stress and pressure that many families face when choosing childcare options. However, having someone new in your home can be daunting for some families. It’s important to communicate openly and… Continue reading