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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!

Infant Specialized Childcare

Infant Specialized Au Pairs

One commonality of parents, whether they are expecting their first child or their fifth, is how carefully they prepare for their child’s first months of life. AuPairCare’s Infant Specialized program is designed with your child’s needs in mind. Learn more about this special program.

Monday, January 26th
Mexico Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Mexico

As the most populous Spanish-speaking nation, Mexico is a country rich in culture. Mexico is also the birthplace of mariachi music and home to foods such as barbacoa, mole, tamales, avocados and the ever-important cocoa bean! The strong cultural, economic and demographic ties between the United States and Mexico make Mexican Au Pairs a favorite pick of many host families.

Tuesday, January 20th
aupairs-vs-nannies-vs-daycare

Au Pairs vs. Nannies vs. Daycare

Au pairs, nannies and daycares may seem to offer the same childcare for your family, but an au pair is much more than a live-in nanny.

Wednesday, January 14th
AuPairCare Areas Serviced

AuPairCare Areas Serviced

Find a complete list of the states where AuPairCare offers placements in our regional breakdown and visit links to popular areas supported by AuPairCare. To find out if your home is within our areas serviced, give us a call 800.428.7247 and we’ll confirm that an AuPairCare staff member lives within an hour’s drive from you.

Monday, January 12th
AuPairCare Au Pairs Volunteer in Maryland

AuPairCare Au Pairs Send Books to Children Across the World

AuPairCare au pairs in Maryland gathered together this holiday season to volunteer with Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.), a charity that was started in the group’s own community of Anne Arundel County.

Thursday, January 8th
Being An Au Pair

Choosing Your Host Family

Mutual matching is one of the essential parts of AuPairCare’s program. Au pairs and host families alike should leave the matching process feeling like they chose one another, that is one of the best ways to set up a fulfilling program year! Even though host families initiate matching conversations, they still provide au pairs with information about their family-- which au pairs can use to help make their final decisions

Tuesday, January 6th
Happy 2015 From AuPairCare

Happy New Year from AuPairCare

New Years is the one of the only universally celebrated holidays around the world. The first place to celebrate is Samoa, an island nation near New Zealand and Australia. The festivities roll out across the world for the next twenty four hours, ending in Hawaii.

 

    Thursday, January 1st
    AuPairCare Family Santa Photo

    4 Secrets to a Successful Holiday Season with your Au Pair

    The holiday season is a favorite time of year at AuPairCare because of the wonderful experiences that host families and au pairs can have together. Au pairs look forward to experiencing this festive season through the lens of an American household. Here's a few ways you can work together to make this holiday season great.

    Tuesday, December 16th
    French AuPairCare Au Pairs

    Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: France

    With a language and culture that is hundreds of years old and full of interesting and fun quirks, France is a fascinating country to experience through your au pair! Learn more about the country where the term "au pair" originated.

    Monday, December 15th
    Activities with your kids and au pair

    Holiday Activities for Kids

    During this special time of year there are gatherings to attend, lots of delicious foods, and plenty of opportunities for au pairs and host families to share cultures. We put together a handful of fun holiday activities for families to enjoy!

    Friday, December 12th

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