Donnerstag, 27. Oktober 2016

BEING AN AU PAIR - One of the best experiences of my life

About two years ago I was on the other side of the world - collecting memories, living my life to the fullest and having a new exciting adventure ahead of me every day while being an au pair in Australia.

But before I could call myself an au pair of an adorable 6 years old girl who endlessly loved dinosaurs and a 2 years old boy who could give the best cuddles in the world, I had to go through all the organization stuff.
The decision that I wanted to organize everything myself and not go over there with an organization was quickly made since my sister already run through all this two years before me and in general every single person around me told me that I wouldn't necessarily need an organization. So first of all I jumped on a website called 'Au Pair World' where I created a profile and it didn't take too long until I had my first skype interviews (interview always sounds so serious... but it was actually just a relaxed conversation to get to know each other). The family I ended up with (and I couldn't have been more lucky!!!) send me a message on my birthday that they would like me to come over there to be their au pair. I couldn't have asked for a better 18th birthday present :) After that I only had to book my flight, get a visa, pack my stuff and I was ready to go ✈️ Kangaroos, Koalas, hot weather - here I come!

I spent July until December in a small town close to Melbourne with my lovely second family, in my second home and I had such a happy time full of experiences.
I didn't have to work too much (only 5 days every two weeks) so I also had plenty of time to discover Melbourne, meeting other au pairs, driving along the Great Ocean Road, attending a surf course, spending a day on Phillip Island and feeding kangaroos hahah. Beforehand I already planned that in December my friend Lisa from Germany would come over there so we could backpack together up the east coast and explore more of Australia. But being an au pair was such a great start to my whole stay abroad. I had a safe place to stay, could earn some money (which I used up pretty quick though, so I could go on trips etc, but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way), make new friends but most of all I was learning so much. Not only about their culture but also about life especially from the kids who taught me a lot. They filled my heart with so much happiness and still are!

If you would like to know more about my work as an au pair or about the preparation part or anything else please just ask and I would be more than happy to share my experiences with you :)

Also.. sorry for the crappy quality of the photos but most of them were taken with my phone and I still wanted to share them with you because they hold a lot of meaning for me.

If anyone of you is thinking about being an au pair or not I can only recommend to go for it. It has so many benefits and you will definitely grow as a person (and actually see how stressful it can also be to take care of kids). But I can definitely say that it has been one of the best experiences of my life which I am so thankful for!


  1. sounds perfect! Thank you for sharing your impressions with us!

  2. Nice post! I would love to read a post about all the preparation. Actually it's now 1 year a dream of mine to work ^1 year abroad as an au pair. I kind of always thought of going to the US but deep in my thoughts I was like "but I would LOVE to see Australia too.." This post somewhat makes me think about the US and in fact, I rn have no idea where I should rather go.

    Love, Sarah

    1. Yeah it's kind of a hard decision and I think both countries would be incredible, so at least there wouldn't be a wrong decision to make :) If you want to go to the US though, then you have to do it with an organization (which includes more preparation like paper work and you need to collect babysitting hours here in Germany). But it's all manageable and would still be so worth it!

      I hope you can make your dream come true and I would love to hear all about it on your blog then ;)

  3. So tolle Eindrücke :)
    Ich bin mir ganz sicher, dass du dieses Erlebnis nie mehr vergessen wirst und dadurch viel für dein weiteres Leben gelernt hast.
    xx Katha

  4. Sehr schöne Bilder und Eindrücke, das sieht ja nach einer ganz tollen Zeit aus!

    Liebe Grüße
    Jimena von

  5. Such a lovely post!
    LOVE IT you have nice blog!

  6. Ein richtig toller Bericht! Ich bereue es ziemlich, dass ich nicht gleich nach dem Abi ein Gap Year und Au Pair o.ä. gemacht habe... vielleicht ergibt es sich irgendwann noch!

    Ach und danke für deinen lieben Kommentar bei mir! :)

    Liebe Grüße

  7. Wow, I see why you say this was the best experience of your life. It was an adventure! Lovely pics.

  8. Ich habe schon sehr viel über die Erfahrungen gehört von Menschen die als Au-Pair im ausland waren. Sie waren eigentlich immer positiv und ich glaube es ist auch eine wunderschöne Erfahrung. :)

    LG Pierre von Milk&Sugar

  9. Dankeschön du Liebe! ♥ Mein OTP ist Ezria, hach! <3 Ja, davon kann ich echt nicht genug bekommen, hihi :)
    Tut mir leid, dass ich erst jetzt antworte, die Uni hat kaum angefangen & stresst mich jetzt schon total.
    Liebste Grüße! ♥

  10. Tolle Bilder, so süß. Ich folge dir gleich mal und freue mich auf deinen kommenden Beitrag :)

  11. Wunderschöne Bilder!
    du hast dort bestimmt ganz tolle Eindrücke gesammelt :)

    Liebe Grüße