Elderly Carer Companion, affordable live in support for my elderly parents

by Gill_admin.

Elderly Care Companions: Mr. & Mrs. K. and daughter, from Cheshire: I was in desperate need of someone who could help me with my elderly parents as they were living alone in a rural area of Cheshire and I live quite far away. I doubted that hiring Carer was what we needed at the time as we didn’t require help with bathing or mobility just general security, assistance with daily life and companionship. […]

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Farm Stay Gap Year in Chile

by Gill_admin.

When I first arrived in the little town square of Puerto Octay, a small town in the south of Chile in the region of Los Lagos, and put down my enormous suitcase, I was a little confused. The sun was already setting in the town of 2500 inhabitants and I must have looked very lost, […]

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Au Pair Experience in Chile

by Gill_admin.

Au Pair Experience in Chile   My name is Carolin, I am 18 years old and I graduated from high school in 2017. In school I had only a few years of Spanish classes, so I decided not to start studying directly after graduation and to go abroad to improve my Spanish. Although I have […]

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My experience as an Au Pair in Switzerland

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Au Pairing in Switzerland By Sandra K. au pair. ..Being an au pair in Switzerland not only gave me an amazing opportunity to live in Geneva and learn French but I had a chance to meet the most wonderful host family and Au Pairs whom I can now call my friends. I started the process […]

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Tax Rate Changes from 2019

by Gill_admin.

The government has announced changes to the tax rate from April 2019 which will affect you if you are an employee or an employer (or both!). The personal allowance will rise to £12,500 from April 2019 and the basic rate of tax limit will rise to £37,500. (The higher rate threshold will rise to £50,000 […]

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Escape to your Gap Year as an Au Pair in Australia

by Gill_admin.

British Au Pairs are living it up in Australia! If you’ve taken a recent look at the falling mercury in your outside thermometer there is a good chance that you will be considering a move to warmer climes, indeed a warmer hemisphere. Your escape might, initially at least, be temporary, which is also the easiest […]

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“I am from South Africa. Can I be an Au Pair or Nanny in the UK?”

by Gill_admin.

The UK has long been a very popular destination for anyone wanting to take a gap-year, travel or work. But as a South African au pair, this can be a bit tricky… We regularly have applications from lovely South African Au Pairs and Nannies, hoping to find a Family in the UK to start their […]

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Au Pair placement, the first month: Bonding with the host children.

by Gill_admin.

So, after all the wait and looking forward to your au pair gap year abroad you have now arrived and are settling in with the family! The first month is very exciting (nerve wracking sometimes!); you are getting to know your host family, getting to know your host children, learning the family routines and how […]

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Au Pairs and Brexit

by Gill_admin.

London, July 2018. Encouraging news regarding the UK government’s future plans for the continuation of the UK Inbound Au Pair Programme for European au pairs after Brexit. In the government’s recently published ‘white paper’ they mention the proposal of a UK-EU youth mobility scheme to ensure that young people can continue to enjoy the social, […]

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Nut allergy in the family

by Gill_admin.

Heavenly has recently taken advice and consequently decided, with regret, that our Agency can no longer support the placing of a young, inexperienced au pair into a family with serious allergies. Although we are greatly saddened to not be able to place our lovely au pairs into our lovely families, who are already challenged by […]

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