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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!

German Boston College Au Pair

Carolin from Germany Joins Boston College’s Marching Band

Carolin came to Boston as an au pair in August 2013 to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Learn how she exemplifies the spirit of cultural exchange!

Monday, November 10th
South Africa Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: South Africa

Au pairs from South Africa often have a lot of experience with children both in their own families and in schools and daycares. There is a strong focus on improving the education and physical well-being of children, so there are many opportunities for young au pairs to play, interact with, and educate children of all ages.

Tuesday, November 4th
Au Pair Playing Sports with Host Children

Sports Around the World!

A great way to learn more about cultures around the world is through their unique customs. In this blog, we're examining sports around the world!

Tuesday, October 28th
South African Au Pair Carina

Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Carina from South Africa

Au Pair Carina came to the U.S. from South Africa hoping to find adventure, and she hasn’t been disappointed! Read about her amazing experience so far.

Wednesday, October 22nd
Sweden Map

Au Pair Country and Culture Highlight: Sweden

The au pair year has become a tradition among many young people from Sweden for their ‘gap year’ before attending university. This Nordic culture offers a wealth of creativity and fun. Let's explore this Scandinavian Nation!

Sunday, October 19th
Au Pair and Host Mom Extension Conversation

The Top 3 Tips for Having the Extension Conversation

Here at AuPairCare we receive tons of questions from first time host parents and au pairs! What does an au pair do? How do I find the right au pair for my family? One question that arises midway through the program year for both our au pairs and host parents is “How do I keep this great thing going?”

Monday, October 13th
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!

Tuesday, October 7th
Au Pairs From AuPairCare Infographic

Au Pairs from AuPairCare Infographic

There is so much for families to consider when choosing childcare; affordability, safety, reliability, and flexibility. Nannies can be cost prohibitive, daycares have limited flexibility, and your child’s safety is critical to whatever form of childcare you chose. AuPairCare solves those problems with an au pair program that is competitive with other forms of childcare, including traditional nannies and daycares, without the extra hassles of late pickup fees and different rates for multiple children.

Monday, September 29th
Autum and Fall Activities for Families

Fun Fall Activities for Families

Temperatures are changing and the days are getting shorter but there are still tons of fun outdoor activities for families and au pairs that foster cultural change. Check out five uniquely American ways to celebrate the Fall season.

Tuesday, September 23rd
AuPairCare Alumni Network Profiles

Au Pair Alumni Network

We are excited to announce the launch of our Au Pair Alumni Network! This is a place for former program participants to share how the au pair program changed their lives and provide them a way to remain connected with AuPairCare.

Sunday, September 14th

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