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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!

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Au Pair Program Glossary

AuPairCare's glossary defines a wide range of industry terms for those wanting to learn more about the US Department of State au pair program and au pair agencies.

Wednesday, May 27th
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Sample Au Pair & Host Family Schedule from AuPairCare

Curious what the day to day is like to be an au pair or have an au pair? Our sample au pair schedule gives you an example of how program participants balance childcare with free time, study, and of course cultural exchange.

Thursday, May 21st
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Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: China

Chinese young people have really started embracing the idea of being an au pair over the past few years and the number of au pairs from the country are expected to continue to grow. China has a rich and ancient culture, and by welcoming a Chinese au pair into your home you can experience this unique culture first-hand!

Monday, May 18th
AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair Finalist from Colombia

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Mafe from Colombia

Before meeting Mafe, I had never met someone with so much love for life, with such a grateful heart, and selflessness so rare. What an amazing person and au pair she is!

Wednesday, May 13th
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What’s an au pair?

Finding reliable, flexible child care outside the home can be a difficult challenge but an area director from Asheville, North Carolina is explaining how the program works for families in her area. Read more on Citizen-Times.com

Monday, May 11th
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Meet AuPairCare's 2015 Ultimate Host Moms

Congratulations to our three 2015 Ultimate Host Moms! Read why these au pairs think their host moms are the best!

Thursday, May 7th
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Live-In Childcare in North and South Carolina

In this video from CN2 News in the Carolinas, families can hear from a local area director all the reasons to choose live-in childcare for their children.

Sunday, May 3rd
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Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, JunYun Ann from China

Is this my house? Are these my 3 rambunctious kids all playing happily?  As I walked into the playroom, the walls were covered in artwork, my kids were playing games yet all other toys were put away, there was an activity board full of stickers and accolades and not one kid was crying or complaining. As a matter of fact, nowadays my kids really only complain about not being able to spend more time with Ann.  

Wednesday, April 29th
Helping Your Au Pair Beat Homesickness

Helping Your Au Pair Beat Homesickness

Starting the au pair program is exciting for everyone but also requires an adjustment period. For your au pair, that time may involve homesickness. Here are some tips on how to help your au pair beat homesickness.

Sunday, April 26th
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AuPairCare Infant Specialized Curriculum

The curriculum for AuPairCare’s infant specialized program is built around the idea that maintaining child safety is the most important aspect of an au pair’s duties. As the first agency to develop an Infant Specialized program we’ve been able to fine tune our curriculum over the years. Over 20 specific topics are addressed during the 5 day program in a hands on environment that includes a real nursery. Read some of the highlights!

Wednesday, April 22nd

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