So here we go with my last Q&A for now talking about my time as an AuPair in Australia.
- Q&A – Backpacking Australia
- Q&A – Work & Travel Australia
- Q&A – Solo Travel
- Q&A – AuPair in Australia
There is also a blog post with tips, recommendations and information you need to know if you are planning your own Work & Travel journey in Australia in the making.
If you have any further questions or ideas for other Q&A topics, please let me know!
My time as an AuPair has been one of my favourite experiences here in Australia. I am so so glad I got the change to try it, even if it was just for a short period of time. I could not have asked for a better family that will now be my second home far away on the other side of the world and we are already talking about me coming back to visit as soon as I can… and I haven’t even left.
Luckily I found a job nearby so that I can still hang out with them and visit on my free days and it melts my heart when I see how happy the kids are when I am back and spend time with them.
I am just overly grateful for everything and so glad I had this experience!
Where did you find your AuPair family?
They messaged me over aupairworld.com where you can sign up for free, create an account & profile talking about you and what you are looking for and search for families in countries you want to travel to.
Why did I want to do AuPair in Australia?
One of my best friends told me about aupairworld.com and suggested me to just have a look. And then I ended up liking the idea of becoming and AuPair more and more. I really wanted to experience the REAl Australian family life and I love kids and working with them. Also, it’s a fun and versatile job and I wanted to try it out.
What are my jobs? What am I doing?
My job is very versatile. I help getting the kids ready for school in the morning, play/entertain/supervise them in the afternoon, do homework with them, help them get ready for bed, prepare school lunches and snacks, cook dinner with my mom and also doing household work like laundry, cleaning, dishes, going food shopping and whatever else was on the plan/my mom needed help with.
But we also enjoyed our time a lot. My mom took me to many places to see the area we live in, going to the beach, for breakfast, shopping, watching Netflix and movies with the kids, reading bedtime stories…
Is AuPair hard work? Can I recommend it?
It definitely is hard work. Sometimes you need strong nerves and it can get loud and exhausting. But on the other side, it is so fun and funny and the amazing thing about working with kids is, that they always give you something back in return.
So from my side, I can definitely recommend it and I would do it again, but you need to be that type of person that is patient and can be strict while still being nice.
Do I earn money?
Yes, I get 200$ per week and food and accommodation for free. Usually, your work around 15-20 hours for food and accommodation and the rest is paid.
Do you speak German or English with your kids?
I speak mostly English with my family, but my mom is learning German at the moment so we practice a lot and say things like: Guten Appetit, Gute Nacht, Danke, Bitte, Hab dich lieb, Ich habe Hunger and stuff in German and the kids pick that up and use it as well which is the cutest.