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Au Pair Tea

Au Pair Tea

By aupairtea
Do you want all the tea on au pair life? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We are two Brits on an au pair adventure in America. We want to share all the gossip, information and news there is about applying to become an au pair, being in a whole new country and everything in between. So sit back, relax and let us serve you the Au Pair Tea.
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Uh oh... it’s SPRING BREAK!
Spring has sprung and that can mean only one thing...SPRING BREAK. Join the girls this week as they chat about their time off with the kids, Easter and survival tips. Happy listening.
April 14, 2021
Studying as an au pair!
Credits?! Yep, credits! During your au pair term you need to do some form of study to obtain 6 credits (equivalent to 72 hours of study) This week we chat about how you can get these credits, what courses we took and where you can find courses suitable for these credits! Happy listening!
April 7, 2021
What do people REALLY think of au pairs?!
This week we spill some hot tea! Everyone has different opinions and ideas on what an au pair is and what we do. Some are interested by it, while others see it as a waste of time. Join us as we discuss the negative and positive assumptions of au pairs. Happy listening!
March 24, 2021
New or Experienced Host Family?
Is it better to match with families that have hosted au pairs before or ones that are complete novices? Join us this week as we compare new and experienced host families. We'll be discussing the pros and cons sent in by our listeners as well as offering our perspectives. Happy listening!
March 17, 2021
Are we extending?!
This week we are discussing the choice that all au pairs have to make during their first year...extension! Where do we stand? Are we extending? Will we be staying with our current host family or finding a new one? Listen to find out all the tea on our extensions! Happy listening!
March 10, 2021
in-TEA-view: THREE | Graham Cargle! Bro-pair in Spain
Welcome back to another in-TEA-view! We are so excited to have bro-pair, Graham Cargle join us this week! Graham is an American currently au pairing in Spain! We chat all about bro-pair stigmas, Au Pair World and what it’s like au pairing in Spain! Be sure to check Graham out on YouTube “Graham Cargle” and Instagram @aupair.graham Happy listening!!
March 3, 2021
Traveling as an au pair in the USA!
Join us this week as we chat about travelling as an au pair. We’ll be sharing our experiences for seeing the sights during covid, tips for getting the most bang for your buck as well as sharing a laugh or two along the way. Get booking those adventures. Happy listening!
February 24, 2021
6 months in the USA!
We have officially been au pairs in the USA for 6 months! This time has been a rollercoaster but the most fun, amazing, thrilling rollercoaster EVER. We are here this week to give you the low down on our first 6 months and chat a bit about what we plan to do during our remaining time here in America. Happy listening!
February 17, 2021
in-TEA-view: TWO | Klara & Maja! Twinning in the USA!
We are back with another in-TEA-view! This time we are joined with the lovely Klara and Maja, twins from Sweden who are waiting to head over to the USA to start their au pair journey TOGETHER. We loved hearing these girls stories about going through matching together, finding their perfect families and the challenges they may face while they are here. Happy listening!
February 10, 2021
Homesickness 101 REVISITED
This week, we welcome you to join us as we revisit the topic of homesickness and reflect on some of our toughest moments yet. From what we have experienced in our first 6 months, the actions we took and the outcomes, we are here to serve you the tea. You are not alone during this occasionally tough journey and we are with you every step of the way. Happy listening!
February 3, 2021
An APPS-olutely helpful episode!
Welcome back to another episode! This week we chat all about apps that are helpful for au pairs to have on their phones during their au pair terms! These apps will make your life so much easier — we promise! Happy listening!
January 27, 2021
In-TEA-view: ONE | Laura
It is here! The first in-TEA-view! Today we chat with one of T’s good friends, Laura, to get her perspective on au pair life. Find out about her background, best moments and the challenges she’s faced. Happy Listening!
January 20, 2021
Ambassadors of cultural exchange!
This week, the girls chat about being Ambassadors for Cultural Care. How do you become an Ambassador? What is your role? Are there any perks? Grab a cuppa, sit back and find out. Happy listening!
January 13, 2021
Getting Festive in the USA!
Welcome to EPISODE ONE of SEASON TWO! Happy New Year everyone! To kick off this season the girls chat about what they got up to during the festive period and what they are looking forward to going into a New Year! Happy Listening!
January 6, 2021
Au Pair Tea: The Blooper Reel
Merry Christmas! As a little bonus for you before we dive in to season two, here are some of our bloopers from season one. Sometimes we get giggly and it takes us a while to get us into the serious recording. Enjoy!
December 24, 2020
Au Pair Tea: THE FINALE!
In the final episode of season 1 the girls take a trip down memory lane and talk about how their au pair journey began and how Au Pair Tea was born! Thank you so much for you continued love and support! We are beyond thankful. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! We’ll be back with more tea in 2021!
December 16, 2020
The reali-tea of having host kids!
In this episode, the girls talk about the highs and occasional lows of looking after children (spoiler alert, kids are hard work). How have they found it so far and what tips and tricks have they picked up? Tune in to find out!
December 9, 2020
Being thankful in the USA!
We have just celebrated our first Thanksgiving in the USA and we are here to tell you how we spent it and what we thought of the popular American holiday! We also chat a bit about our preparations for Christmas! Happy listening!
December 2, 2020
What is the deal with driving?!
This week the girls discuss everything to do with driving in the USA from driving on the opposite side of the road to getting your American license! Happy listening!
November 18, 2020
Money, Money, Money!
This week we are talking all about MONEY. Answering your burning questions about how much Au Pairs earn, is it enough to live off and what the heck are taxes?!! The tea is hot in this one. Happy listening!
November 11, 2020
Getting spooky in the USA!
Spooky season is officially over and this week the girls talk all about their first time celebrating Halloween in the USA! From life sized mechanical witches to trunk or treat?! They talk about what they did to celebrate and how the holiday was effected by Covid. Happy Halloween everyone!
November 4, 2020
Online Training School - Yay or Nay?!
Are you wondering what was happening behind the scenes when Cultural Care decided the training school was to become virtual? Maybe you want to know how Cultural Care are updating the platform to make it a super interactive and social space? Prepare to have your questions answered! This week, the girls invited Cultural Care’s Training School Director, Rachel, onto the show to serve you all the Training School tea. Happy listening!
October 28, 2020
UK vs USA!
Join T and Stef as they discuss the cultural shocks and differences they’ve experienced across the pond. From driving to food, to understanding the lingo, it’s a learning curve the girls are on. Happy listening!
October 21, 2020
What’s so great about being an au pair anyway?!
Are you wondering what the benefits are to being an au pair? In this episode T and Stef break down the top 10 reasons why you should become an au pair! (in no particular order) Happy listening!
October 14, 2020
Homesickness 101
What is homesickness? How does it make you feel and how do you deal with it? Join T and Stef as they serve the tea on missing home during your au pair term
October 7, 2020
WANTED: Friends!
How the heck do you make friends in new country? Never fear, T & Stef are here with the friendship tea. So, go out there and get some pals!
September 30, 2020
We’re in the USA!
After what seems like an age, the girls have finally landed in the USA. Tune in this episode to hear about what they’ve been up to, how they have settled in and how they’re feeling. Happy listening! **apologies for any echo, we recorded in the basement**
September 23, 2020
All the tea on Cultural Care Au Pair!
Who is Cultural Care? What’s an agency? How do you become an au pair? Join T & Stef as they discuss why they chose Cultural Care to support them on their au pair journeys
September 9, 2020
Packing Tips!
How do you pack for a year abroad? In this week’s episode, Tamar and Stef will be discussing what essentials to pack, tips on how to cram it all in and what you can afford to leave behind.
September 2, 2020
2020 is a mess! | Mental Health chats
In this episode, Tamar and Stef chat about how the pandemic has affected them personally, as well as how it’s impacted their au pair year. TW: the following podcast contains discussion around mental health, anxiety and depression and may not be suitable for some listeners. Apologies for slight technical hitches during episode.
August 26, 2020
Keep in contact with Host Families!
The most important thing to do once you have matched with your Host Family is to keep in contact with them regularly! It can be hard to find fun and interactive ways to do this so in this episode we are going to spill the tea on some quirky ways to keep in contact with your Host Family and keep that bond strong! Happy listening!
August 19, 2020
Bucket Lists & Au Pair Goals
Join us as we chat about what is on our USA bucket lists, goals for our Au Pair Terms and Steph’s fish phobia! We also touch on what we are nervous about. Happy listening!
August 12, 2020
Long flight tips!
Episode 3 is here! We are giving you a bunch of tips on things you can do on a long flight to keep you entertained and things you can bring to make the flight more comfortable! We hope these tips are helpful and happy listening!
August 5, 2020
Operation: find the perfect Host Family!
Episode Two is here Tea Sippers! The most important and exciting thing about the application experience is searching for your Host Family! In this episode, Tamar and Steph talk about their matching process and give you some important tips to make sure you get the most out of the matching pool. Hopefully, it will lead you to the right Host Family! Happy listening!
July 29, 2020
What the heck is an Au Pair?!
In the first official episode of Au Pair Tea: the podcast, Tamar and Stef answer the question - “what the heck is an Au Pair?” Join the girls as they discuss the differences between Au Pairs, Nannies and Babysitters (yes, there is a difference). By the end of this episode, you will be fully educated on what an Au Pair actually is. Happy listening!
July 22, 2020
Welcome to Au Pair Tea!
In this trailer of the Au Pair Tea Podcast Tamar and Steph introduce themselves and chat a little bit about, what their lives will look like in the USA and what you can expect from future episodes!
July 17, 2020