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Online German classes for au pairs *

Eloqua Eloqua is a private language school in Munich which offers local language courses in major cities around Germany at different levels. EloquaMUC also offers online courses. Their online classes include a mixture of app, virtual classroom sessions and homework. […]

Ultimate Packing List for Germany

What do you need to pack for your au pair year in Germany? This packing list should help you bring the important things, and leave the rest at home.

Easy breakfast muffins

These muffins are a fast “to go” breakfast version which can be amended in the ingredients, depending on what you like to eat.

Simple Pancake Recipe

This delicious and easy pancake recipe is a quick fix for hungry kids, no matter what time of day it is. Changing the toppings can even make this to a yummi AND healthy snack.


In Germany we love to make waffles! These German Waffles are perfect for a weekend breakfast, brunch or even dessert. Made with simple ingredients!

Christmas Cookies: Cinnamon Stars

One of the traditional German Christmas cookies is Cinnamon Stars. They are easy to bake, yummi to eat and … they are made for cookie cutters, which means, kids love them.

5 Quick-Fixes to being Happy

Who isn’t looking for happiness? Here are 5 quick-fixes to being happy.

Crafts for Halloween

It is getting close to Halloween, so it’s time for some cool and fun craft ideas.

Supermarkets in Germany

Generally we are very privileged in Germany, as we can buy just about anything in a supermarket. Food can be incredibly cheap here, but also very expensive. Discount supermarket chains like Aldi and Lidl are selling food at incredibly low prices, whereas local deli’s and “Bio” stores sell high-quality, locally farmed or rare foodstuffs at the far upper end of the price scale. Here is a guide to supermarkets in Germany, the food they sell, and what to watch out for when going grocery shopping.

7 Handbag essentials

Until children are close to their teens, it makes sense to carry around some essentials in your bag, to make sure you are quipped for all eventualities. These essentials go beyond the usual diapers bag you need when you still have a baby to push around in a pram.

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies are the loveliest of unhealthy snacks (in my humble opinion). They are incredibly easy to make and, when it’s raining, a great way to keep children entertained.

3 Summer-Craft-Ideas *

Depending on where you are, summer holidays have started and with that the question, of how to keep the kids entertained. We have collected 3 summer craft ideas to try.


Allow for Au Pairs to enter Germany in Corona times We have been asking us for a while, when the big au pair associations would get active to rescue the au pair program in Germany. Currently all embassies are closed […]

Top 5 games for kids

In Germany, due to the bad weather, we spend a lot of times indoors. As a result, we have become accustomed to finding games which keep our kids busy. We have compiled the top 5 games for kids in Germany.

Your guide to winter safety for kids

We would like to remind you of some basic rules and guidelines to ensure that all kids and grownups are safe to enjoy the outside in the winter season.

Mobile phones when working

It is a common complaint from host families that au pairs are playing with their mobile phone when working, instead of playing with the children they are tending to. Please put down your phone and concentrate on what you are […]

7 reasons to love autumn!

Not all of us are delighted that autumn has arrived as it is also the prelude to winter. Here are 7 reasons to love autumn.

Au Pair Dresscode

“Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.”
~ Edith Head

Paper Bag Monsters

A great idea for crafting with kids with simple paper bags 🙂

7 ultimate personal hygiene tips for au pairs in Germany

This article focuses on giving you the 7 ultimate personal hygiene tips for au pairs in Germany.

Online prize game hoaxes

Ever registered for one of those online prize games? Where you can win the new iPhone or get 5000€ cash or a free holiday or a car or maybe even the moon? Ever wondered WHY someone was offering to spend […]

Summer 2019 Au Pair Bucketlist

A bucketlist of stuff au pairs should do with kids this summer 🙂

60+ Awesome Activities to Do With Your Kids

Another long list of ideas of what do to with kids of different ages, indoors and outdoors…

1st host family interview

We get a lot of questions from au pairs on what to ask during the first video call with the host family. Here is an overview of what you might ask.

Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Easter is close so let’s start decorating with these really cute and easy to make Easter Eggs. https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/salt-dough-easter-eggs/

87 Ideas for Au Pairs with Indoor Games & Activities For Kids

This is a great list of ideas of what to do with children on rainy and cold days.

Simple Ways to Keep Toddlers Busy on a Sunday

If you are looking for something to do with a small child on a Sunday and don’t want to turn on the TV, try these simple ideas: Fill a bowl or pot with play sand, rice or beans and bury […]

Let It Snow: Your Guide to Snow Safety and First Aid

Snow is sooo much fun, but kids often underestimate the cold and dangers. Here is a great guideline with regards to safety in the snowhttp://www.childfun.com/forms-checklists/snow-safety/