Our thanks to Emma for making the time and effort to write a blog for us. We hope you enjoy reading! 😊
My name is Emma and I am 18 years old. I have been an au pair for three months now. The reason why I chose the Au pair programme for my gap year is simple: I wanted to spend some time abroad to get more experience and make some memories. London was always on of my favourite cities, but as much as I love London, it’s also very expensive to live there, so I needed a job. Working as an au pair seemed to be the best choice for me. I have always enjoyed working with children, so I thought being an au pair in a host family would combine important aspects: Earning money, having enough time and freedom to explore London and the UK, but also have somebody to talk to whenever you need is, who is not hundreds of kilometres away.
This is also why I decided to apply via an agency. @Rainbow Au Pairs and also my German agency, MultiKultur are doing such a great job by organising events or competitions, making sure we are in touch with other au pairs or just check in on how we are doing. Even if you don’t need their help, they are always happy to get a quick update which makes me feel safe (apart from that it is also nice for my parents to know that somebody will take care of me in case something goes wrong).
When I came here in August, I was super excited to start a new chapter of my life and to have some fun with some new people.
To be honest, the last few weeks have been far better than I expected!Ice skating with my host family, my evening at the XFactor and several movie nights with my friends who all live nearby are just a few of my highlights so far and I am sure there’s a lot more to come!
Realising, that time doesn’t stand still at home just because you are not there. Homesickness is something, that we all have to get through, but I know, that I am never alone. I am so thankful that @rainbowaupairs gives me the opportunity to be here.
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