“The family invites the au pair for a fixed period of time and treats him or her like a member of the family…..In the context of the au pair placement, the focus is laid upon the mutual cultural exchange between au pairs and host families.” AuPairWorld, the world’s leading au pair agency on the internet.
“I gave birth to my daughter Millie (short for Miller) in June of 2007 after 9 months of learning how to defend myself from an unnecessary C-section, and there began the greatest adventure of my life.” Kiersten, Owner & Founder, Bellies Abroad
The Music Together® philosophy and method can be applied to very different ages in the preschool years, so we mix babies with toddlers and kids till 5 years old (always together with adults). You’ll often find siblings of different ages in the same class. (Piero, founder Music Together Barcelona)
“The Harold Acton Library has developed a varied children’s collection over the years and we now have a children’s section in the library with picture books, patterned concept books, rhyming books, fables and books for kids and young adults which are kept in the cosy children’s room of the Library with a beautiful view over the river Arno.”
“We have had a really encouraging response. People welcome the fact that the site is offering an alternative to face to face classes – not everyone is comfortable in a class environment.” Louise Morrison
“The main challenge is finding the right bank to suit your profile. Bank products and eligibility criteria vary considerably and one bank may be appropriate for one client and totally unsuitable for another.” Kevin Monger of Mortgage Direct gives the lowdown on getting the best possible Spanish mortgage
“Choosing the right time of year can also be important, especially if your kids are of school age. They will find it much easier if they can start attending their new school at the start of the academic year, which is September in Spain.”
Amy Odaro spent 9 months in Marche, an eastern Italian region, with her husband and young son. Here she talks to MumAbroad Life about their positive experience and shares her favourite family-friendly services, restaurants and places to visit.
“I reach out all over the world, and try to find the brightest and most creative people out there!” – Joan Koenig on selecting teachers for The Kindergarten.
“Fitting in like a local is all about observing them well, learning the language and customs and trying your best to get as close to their dolce lifestyle as possible – always maintaining your own values of course.” Sophie Charlotte, Life Coach
“I particularly enjoy treating families; there is nothing more satisfying in clinic than seeing three different generations of the same family coming in for their regular check-ups. Through our family packs we help families look after their health. Our mantra is to allow you to Live Without Limits.” Russell Dean
“We have an annual average of 200 women ranging from ages 25 to 80 representing over 20 nationalities and having a ton of life experience and experience of living in Barcelona. Many have been here for more than 25 years and some have only arrived last week which adds to the diversity of our organization.”