National Nursery Rhyme Week

This week is National Nursery Rhyme Week and a few au pairs wanted to share some rhymes from their native language.

Here are their contributions with an English translation – a great opportunity for you to learn a rhyme in another language!

If you would like to learn more nursery rhymes in English, the BBC has put together a great collection that you can find here:


Jaqueline, Ilford, Essexdutch

Evelien, Redhill, Surreyspanish

Gemma, Redhill, Surrey


Celine, London


Lisa, Maidstone, Kent


Smartaupairs and Essential Travel team up to answer au pair FAQs

Connie and Essential Travel have worked together on an article to introduce the program to young people seeking cultural exchange.

Connie explains:

“The main purpose of the Au Pair experience is the cultural exchange, learning a different culture by living alongside a family in the host country. Therefore, it is important that a candidate is not afraid to try out new things and has a positive and flexible approach. As the Au Pair will be spending the majority of the time with their host family, they must enjoy family life, spending time with children, and taking part in family activities for instance.”

The article also notes the main benefits that au pairs get out of the program:

– It could be a great way to learn a language if that’s your aim

– There’s no worry about commuting as you will be living with the family

– If you are lucky, you may even get your own car, TV, mobile or land in a place with a pool!

– You will really get to grips with a foreign culture as you will be living it

Click here to read the full article.

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If you are interested in taking part in the au pair program, we can help! We specialise in placements to Australia, as we have our very own office in Sydney. We can also help with placements in Europe.

Contact us on 0800 917 8166 or for more information.