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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 au pair Anita's dedication to her host family

Hear From a Host Mom: "She's So Much More Than An Au Pair"

A real host mom shares her au pair joined a family of six and showed that being a family doesn't always mean being related.

Tuesday, October 8th
Culture Highlight: Têt Trung Thu

Culture Highlight: Têt Trung Thu, Vietnam's Mid-Autumn Festival

As summer ends, autumn holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. For our au pairs from Vietnam, a similar harvest-time holiday is ‘Têt Trung Thu, the Mid-Autumn Festival when families to gather and celebrate.

Wednesday, October 2nd
Pennsylvania Au Pairs Assist with Pittsburgh Walk

Pittsburgh Au Pairs Participate in Walk for Apraxia

In early September, a group of Pittsburgh-based au pairs participated in the Walk for Apraxia, an annual event held in 70+ cities across the United States that raises funds and awareness for apraxia among community members who have never heard of the disorder. 

Wednesday, September 25th
autumn-fall-aupairs

3 Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Fall

Securing childcare just in time for the busy fall season is a comfort for many of our host parents. But that’s not the only benefit to matching now; learn the top three reasons to match with an au pair this Fall!

Tuesday, September 17th
Host Family Gains New Family Member with German Au Pair

Hear From a Host Mom: A New Member of the Family

Hear from a real mom whose au pair has become an integral member of the family.

Tuesday, September 10th
Au Pair Shiori from Japan with her host child

Featured Au Pair - Shiori from Japan

Shiori's host family shares how she has gone above and beyond the expectations for them by finding awesome activities for her host children and sharing her culture and language.  

Wednesday, September 4th
Au Pair Becomes A Weekly Volunteer at Her Host Child's School

Au Pair Becomes A Weekly Volunteer at Host Child's School

Like many that choose to do the au pair program, Marijana, an au pair from Macedonia, had a great interest in childhood education and development. To expand her knowledge and experience she decided to become a weekly volunteer at her host children’s elementary school in Louisville, Co.

Wednesday, August 28th
AuPairCare Academic Success K-8

AuPairCare's New Advanced Online Training: Academic Success K-8

Introducing Academic Success K-8! One part of our new advanced online training courses created especially for AuPairCare au pairs. 

Monday, August 26th
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

Tuesday, August 20th
Back to school DIY for au pair's host children

Sharing Cultures: Schultüte

Summer’s almost over, and that can only mean one thing—going back to school! Do you have a little one starting their first year of school? Help them get ready to learn with the German tradition of the schultüte!

Tuesday, August 20th

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