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Why is au pair Cultural Exchange?

Today I took some time out to talk to some of our loyal host families to get feedback on their ‘WHY’. At Smartaupairs we are passionate about protecting the au pair program as a Cultural Exchange experience and here are some of the reasons why:… Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons To Be An Au Pair In Australia

Being an au pair in Australia is very popular and for good reason! There is so much to love about being an au pair in Australia from the sunny weather to the friendly people and the stunning landscapes. Here are our top 5 reasons to… Continue reading

Vivian will organise au pair orientation

In July we welcome back our beloved Vivian from the Netherlands. Vivian previously completed work experience with Travel Active in The Netherlands as well as with Smartaupairs Australia during her course of Tourism and Leisure Management. As she is now studying International Tourism Management and… Continue reading

How to welcome your au pair

We are often asked about the best way to welcome a new au pair into the family. We’d love to hear what’s worked well for you and your au pair?     Meanwhile,  here’s 3 steps to our ‘secret sauce’       1) All… Continue reading

Au Pair Orientation tip from Brisbane host mum

My number one tip is to take the day off work for your au pair’s first day in the family… and spend the day giving her an orientation to your home, suburb, and the city, using public transport (preferably without kids). By the end of… Continue reading

How to Choose the Perfect Gift for Your Au Pair this Christmas

  With the holidays steadily approaching and Christmas decorations proudly displayed in every store, it’s time to start planning the holidays and preparing for the excitement of Christmas trees, holiday food and gift giving. Once you’ve decided where to set up your tree this year,… Continue reading

Au Pair Visa LATEST NEWS

Au pair visa: Government considers flexible deal to ease childcare burden SHARRI MARKSON, EXCLUSIVE, The Daily Telegraph July 1, 2017   A SPECIAL au pair visa to help make childcare more affordable and flexible — and enable mothers to return to work — is being… Continue reading

Antonia is a winner! Nominate your au pair next month

Every month our host families from all over Australia have a chance to nominate their au pair to win our Au Pair of the Month competition. Antonia is a winning au pair and here is the lovely nomination from her host family. Antonia from Germany… Continue reading

Visitors from Europe learn more about Au Pair in Australia

We had a great week sharing insights into our Au Pair in Australia program with two of our partner agencies from Europe. We look forward to lots more lovely au pairs travelling to Australia in the next few months and we know they will be… Continue reading

Spotlight on au pairs as childcare rebates dwindle

As childcare rebates run dry, families are increasingly turning to au pairs for childcare. Nicole Kofkin, chief executive of au pair agency Smart Au Pairs, has seen an increased demand for the service over the last few years. See full story by Loren Smith from NewsCorp… Continue reading