Au Pair Opportunities - My Awesome Experience
My name is Nicole and I am currently in my third Au Pair family in Australia. I would like to share my experience with others because becoming an Au Pair is the best decision I’ve ever made.
My Initial thoughts
In the beginning I was a bit hesitant about becoming an Au Pair, I had no idea what to expect or what was waiting for me on the other side of the world. But that was soon forgotten, and now I really feel that I am part, not only one but three Aussie families. Even now that I’ve moved on to a different part of Australia I still feel very welcome with my past families and I visit them whenever I can.
The best parts
But enough about that, the things that I enjoy most about being an Au Pair is the opportunities it gives you. For example, last week I went camping, in the middle of winter, with a friend that I’ve met here. We organised a tent and all the other required camping essentials and planned to sleep out in nature during the full moon. And to make it even better, we decided sleep on the air mattress next to the camp fire we made, what a wonderful night out. This was the first time I’ve ever made a camp fire and I absolutely loved it and I can’t wait for the next opportunity I get to repeat this and enjoy the warmth of it. And of course, next time we’re going to be better prepared and have marshmallows with us, that is the one thing we missed this time.
Other opportunities are going on adventures with the family. While you may be worried about being away from your loved ones at home, be rest assured that you will be welcomed into a new one here. One Saturday in the afternoon the parents noticed that the children really needed to get out of the house, so we hopped in the car and went to a playground about 30 minutes’ drive from the house. On the way we saw other things that we could do as well, so we just did it. Completely unprepared and just going with the flow, which is amazing! I felt very loved and included.
From my experiences of being an Au Pair the things I remember most are the outings with the family that were unexpected, unpredictable and just very relaxed. I love this about being an Au Pair and I hope that I can have many more experiences like this.
I hope you have enjoyed reading just a small snippet about my experiences so far. As I mentioned, this has been the best experience of my life so far and I am so passionate about sharing this with others. If you would like to hear more about the opportunities that are out there, or about what I have learnt, then please email the Au Pair Support team on email@example.com