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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!

Summer-Au-Pair Activity

10 Fun Summer Activities to do With Host Kids!

Summer break is here! Warm weather, sun, and school-free kids. Have you planned any fun activities? Here are some ideas to help you out during this busy period!

Monday, May 22nd
summer-reading

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!

Thursday, May 18th
AuPairSummerSafety

8 Au Pair Approved Summer Safety Tips

While you’re at the beach, on vacation or out hiking this summer don’t forget there should be no greater priority as an au pair than ensuring you and your host children are safe.

Saturday, May 13th
Au Pair Travel Season

Preparing for the Summer Travel Season

With summer approaching it is the perfect time to remind au pairs and host families of all the resources available to help make every participant’s program year the best it can be!

Wednesday, May 10th
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.

Thursday, May 4th
Spring Festivals Around the World

Spring Festivals Around the World

As a tribute to our diverse au pair pool, we want to share with you some fun and unique spring festivals that take place around the world. One of the best things about the au pair program is the opportunity to learn more about different cultures around the globe.

Monday, May 1st
aupairs-buildabear

Au Pairs Share Bears and Love with the Children of Staten Island University Hospital

Au pairs from Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, France, Colombia, China, Mexico, and Spain, gathered to create and present Build-A-Bear gifts for the pediatric patients at the Staten Island University Hospital. Read about their experience!

Thursday, April 27th
au pair drive safety

Au Pair Safety: Never Drive Distracted

At Au Pair Academy, we reinforce to our au pairs all aspects of child safety. The learning doesn’t stop after they've reached their placements however. This month AuPairCare is partnering with the National Safety Council to remind all au pairs about the importance of not being distracted drivers.

Thursday, April 20th
au-pair-placements

Hear from an Area Director: 4 Elements of Successful Placements

Merging au pairs and host families into a household can be a change for all parties involved.  Learn the four elements to a successful au pair placement.

Saturday, April 15th
find-a-summer-Au-Pair

Choose Your Summer Au Pair

It’s barely spring – but believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking of summer childcare! Our match deadlines are quickly approaching.

Thursday, April 6th

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