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Foreigners’ Identity Number – NIE – Número de Identificación de Extrajeros

Foreigners' Identity Number – NIE - Número de Identificación de Extrajeros. Many of you feel lost when you find out that you have to apply for the NIE, if you are going to spend more than 3 months in Spain. Many of you ask me what you have to fill in, when to apply for it and where to submit the NIE application. With this post I intend to solve these doubts ...

5 Reasons to use an IAPA registered au pair agency

5 Reasons to use an IAPA registered Au Pair Agency 1: Screening. Au Pair agencies spend time screening host families and au pairs. Families need to know that au pairs are not domestic servers or housekeepers. Au Pairs must to know that they are going to a real family who understands the programme. 2: Support. A recognized au pair agency will give support during all au pair placement even if you need a replacement in ...

Au Pair matching process

Au Pair matching process How we work when we receive au pair profiles to come to Spain as an au pair? First of all we check all au pair profile carefully to see au pair preferences regarding, start date and length of stay, children ages and number of kids, place and regions and many other things: hobbies, languages that au pair can speak, diet, etc. We check available families for the same dates, with ...

School holidays in Spain

School holidays in Spain In 10 days the Spanish kids will start their school summer period. Until the 15-20th of September they will be in summer holidays, the wished time wanted for all of them. In Spain we have 3 months of Shool Summer holidays. What other periods of school holidays we have then during the year, September until June?View post

Spanish Clichés

Spanish Clichés I was talking with my sister the other day and she mentioned an anecdote that occurred to her after a business meeting with partners from different countries. One of her French colleagues ordered Sangria in a bar where they went to have some tapas. After noting my sister’s shock face, the French colleague asked: Don’t you Spanish people drink sangria? To what my sister replied: Well, we drink beer ...

Meeting other Au Pairs in Spain

Meeting other Au Pairs in Spain One of the hardest moments when you start as an au pair is making friends in the host country. All of you leave behind friends and relaties and all of you have to start a new life. When you are a match with one of our host families you will receive information about other au pairs in your area/region. It’s important to start making new friends, as ...