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AuPairCare Stories

Welcome to AuPairCare Stories, the official blog of AuPairCare. Made for parents and au pairs, AuPairCare Stories offers plenty of advice for every phase of the au pair program. You’ll also find out about the many countries our au pairs hail from and the amazing things they do once they are in the country. Looking for some fun activities for your family? You'll find that here as well!


AuPairCare's Guide to Milestones in Childcare Development

Watching your tiny baby transform into a capable being with their own unique personality is a priceless experience. As you help them develop, you’ll want a childcare provider that is on the same page as you, caring not only for the physical needs of your child but also their emotional and social wellbeing.

Monday, November 23rd

Quick Au Pair Thinking Saves Host Child

The Burns Family and their au pair Petra share how quick thinking and a calm demeanor saved the life of little Teagon.

Sunday, November 15th

What Makes AuPairCare Academy Special?

In this video learn how the AuPairCare Academy training program teaches au pairs what to expect when caring for children.

Saturday, November 7th
Repeat au pairs return to the United States

Repeat Au Pairs in California

Hear from four au pairs who loved their experience being an au pair so much, they decided to do it all over again!

Tuesday, November 3rd

Childcare Milestones: Development of Tweens

The final installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs can expect with pre-teen and teen kids.

Friday, October 30th

South African Au Pair Pursues Higher Ed in Ohio

In this feature by The Collegian of LCCC of Ohio, a former AuPairCare au pair  from South Africa details her decision to pursue higher education in the U.S.

Sunday, October 25th
Au Pair Family and Halloween

DIY Halloween Costumes for Infants, Toddlers, and School Age Kids!

Looking for some fun costume ideas for your little ones this Halloween? We scoured the web and found three great sites that feature DIY costumes for infants, toddlers, and school age children. Parents, kids, and their au pairs can all gather together and make some really creative costumes!

Monday, October 19th

Childcare Milestones: Development of School Aged Kids

The fourth installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs can expect from grade school children seven to nine.

Tuesday, October 13th

Maryland Host Family Visits Their New Au Pair In France

The majority of families and au pairs beginning the AuPairCare au pair program meet for the first time when the au pair arrives in the USA. For the Santos family and their French au pair Sophie, that wasn’t soon enough! Over the summer, the Santos’ traveled to France, met Sophie’s family and went to Paris together. Here are some highlights of their adventure, in host mom Angela’s own words!

Friday, October 9th

Guide to American Holidays and Traditions

To help au pairs and their host families connect with one another, we’ve put together some of our favorite blogs celebrating holidays and traditions!

Sunday, October 4th