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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!

Japan Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Japan

AuPairCare has one of the longest traditions of bringing au pairs from Japan to the U.S., in part because our co-founder, Takeshi Yokota, hails from Japan. Comprised of an archipelago in East Asia, Japan has a family-oriented culture rich with longstanding traditions in theater, literature, and design. Let’s explore Japanese skills and attributes that may be important to you as a host family.

Wednesday, September 3rd
South African Au Pair

Featured AuPairCare AuPair - Chenae from South Africa

Au pair Chenae from South Africa lives in Washington DC with her host family and by the end of her placement, will have been with them for 2 full years! 

Tuesday, August 19th
AuPairCare Host Family Interview

5 Things NOT to Ask When Interviewing Your Childcare Provider

Finding the perfect childcare provider for your family can be hard, especially when undergoing the interviewing process. How do you accurately judge the skill sets and compatibility of candidates in such a brief encounter? The following 5 tips on what not to ask potential caregivers will help you get to know your future caregiver and assess whether they are up for the job.

Wednesday, August 13th
AuPairCare Host Family

AuPairCare Addresses New Report Highlighting the Challenges of Working Parents

The National Partnership for Women and Families has released a report highlighting the state of working parents in America and their experiences with family leave, childcare and work-life balance. The report, titled “Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents”, evaluates the natural challenges that arise when busy households are raising young children. 

Sunday, August 10th
Au Pairs at Au Pair Academy

Playing It Safe at AuPairCare Academy

Summer is in full swing at AuPairCare Academy! Our staff is in the midst of our busy season training au pairs that have just entered the USA. There are many topics covered during our training – but the most important is safety. Our training motto is “Safety First” and we address a variety of safety issues in great detail because taking care of children is a big responsibility

Thursday, August 7th
Bay Area Au Pair and Host Family Golden Gate

AuPairCare Awarded 'Best Nanny Service' by Bay Area Parents

We're thrilled to announce that for the third year in a row, AuPairCare has been voted 'Best Nanny Service' by Bay Area Parent Magazine! This award was given throughout the Bay Area, and covers San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.

Tuesday, August 5th
South African Nanny With Multiples

South African Nanny Finds A Career Caring for Lodi Triplets

How far are you willing to go for a nanny? Another city? Another county? For one couple in Lodi, the search for an au pair took them all over the world — with the click of a button — and they found the nanny they were looking for in South Africa.

Friday, August 1st
Poland Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Poland

Many young people come from Poland to join host families as an Au Pair. Let's explore the country and its culture!

Monday, July 28th
Brazilian Au Pair and Host Child

The Benefits of Bilingualism

As parents we want to give our children every competitive advantage we can, from the very moment they are born until they are out on their own two feet. Bilingualism is one of those competitive advantages we can offer our children, and having an au pair is a great way to expose them to a foreign language via language immersion.

Tuesday, July 22nd
Au Pair Reading with Host Child

Three New Ways to Make Summer Reading Fun!

Find out how host families and au pairs can keep children engaged with reading during the summer months with three easily accessible reading programs!

Tuesday, July 15th

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