Au pair experience in SPAIN

If you travel a lot, you probably know for an Au pair like one of the options. Or you can put it on your list like an option.

It’s one of the solutions how to visit a new country, learn a new language and travel around.

You have 3 in 1, what is actually a great thing.




What is it and how to become an Au pair?

Being an Au pair is not easy and it’s not for everyone. You’re actually a nanny.

It has a lot of pros and cons.

The good thing is that you have a family where you are during your all time of your staying, you don’t pay for food and accommodation, instead you carry about the children, you get paid, during the weekends you can travel.

You can also use your right and find a course of language that you attend in your free time and the course is free for all Au pairs. When you’re choosing the town, be sure that it has a school that has an opportunity to attend the language courses.

Make sure you choose a family that has all you need and want – I mean, if you came to learn a new language and travel around in you free time and during the weekends, be sure that the family is fine with that and that they don’t need you in that time (sometimes is fine, but don’t turn it in every free weekend that you have).

Mostly they expect from you to speak with children English language all the time, that also depends on a country where are you going and which language the family expect from you.

There are some web sites that I know about: Au Pair, Au Pair World, Go Au Pair, The International Au Pair Exchange

The web site that I use: Au Pair World




My experience

When I decided to be an Au pair from the first moment I knew I want to go to Spain.

Why Spain?!


Since I was little I fall in love in Spanish language and I wanted to learn it to be fluent in it, but I never did it.

This summer I decided to change that. To give a chance to Spain. I was never in Spain and that was my first touch with it.

You can pick the town where you want to go. I was choosing between Barcelona, Madrid, Tenerife, Pontevedra and one little town near Santiago de Compostela.

 In the end I choose that little town near Santiago de Compostela and I didn’t regret.

I had a great family, I travel with them around and they respected my free time when I had it.

From my experience, it was a good decision, for everybody who are thinking to do it or not, my answer is definitely – YES!




To do it again?

I don’t know, for now I have some other plans that include Spain, but you know how they say – never say never.



12 thoughts on “Au pair experience in SPAIN

  1. Steph says:

    Becoming an au pair is a great alternative for those looking to travel but want to save on the lodging… It sounds like a great way to experience culture too because youre in the midst of the people living there… That’s nice to hear you had a wonderful experience for yourself!

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  2. Maya Kim says:

    What an interesting perspective. I would have never thought of being an au pair when I was younger and travelling but I can see how that would be a great option for many. Thanks for the insights!

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  3. The Crumby Vegan says:

    Ahhh that’s so good to hear you’re loving your experience. I know a few people that also chose to be an au pair and they also say it was one of the best decisions they have made. How is your Spanish coming along by the way? I also live in Spain (on the East coast) and I’m still struggling after a few years here, haha! 💚

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    1. traveloptician says:

      I really do, it was really nice. My Spanish at that time was really bad I admit haha. But now, I’m living on the south and it’s much better because I need to use it everyday – and they’re really bad with English here or they don’t speak it at all. Ohh really?? Nice!! 🙂 I’m so glad you share it with me! If you’re in this part of Spain – feel free to contact me! 🙂 ❤

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