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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!

Featured Au Pair: Ana from Chile

Featured Au Pair: Ana from Chile

Hats off to our featured au pair, Ana from Chile! Her host mom Leslie shareshow " throughout everything, Ana has felt like the missing piece to our happy, little family.". From baking bread to making memories, Ana stands out as a "nothing short of amazing"!

Wednesday, October 13th
Summer Adventures Contest Winner Au Pair Ingrid from Colombia

Summer Adventures Contest Winner Ingrid

Check out our second inner of the Summer Adventures Video Contest - Ingrid from Colombia! Her awesome summer adventures with her host child shows all the fun things you can do during your au pair year - and beyond!

Wednesday, October 6th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Maggie from Mexico

Featured Au Pair: Maggie from Mexico

Way to go, Maggie! Hailing from Mexico, Maggie made a big impact on her Minnesota host family from the start, with host mom Sarah sharing "We feel ever-so-fortunate to have met and welcomed Maggie into our home. Maggie is our first au pair, and we were very nervous about finding a good match when we started this process. From the first interview, we knew Maggie was an amazing fit for our family. It was a perfect match, and she has been the most ultimate au pair. We can hardly imagine our lives without her."

Wednesday, September 29th
Summer Adventures Contest Winner Maria

Summer Adventures Contest Winner Maria

Check out our first winner of the Summer Adventures Video Contest - Maria from Brazil! Her awesome adventures showcase all the ways you can explore and travel the US during your program year.

Wednesday, September 22nd
Become an AuPairCare Au Pair in Germany

Discover Life as an Au Pair in Germany

AuPairCare's sister program also places au pairs in Germany! Live in Germany, travel through Europe, learn a language, and gain international work experience!

Wednesday, September 15th
American Camping Adventure & Nature Day

American Camping Adventure & Nature Day

This summer, au pairs in the greater Chicago area went on a camping adventure, where they shared comradery and stories along the campfire, and enjoyed typical American dishes like s'mores and roasted hot dogs!

Wednesday, September 8th
Everything You Need to Know About National Interest Exceptions

Everything You Need to Know About National Interest Exceptions

As a new host family, you may have heard about National Interest Exceptions for au pairs. Here, we'll break down everything you need to know about welcoming an au pair through a National Interest Exception!

Wednesday, September 1st

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. From the school year into the summer, au pairs keep your children engaged and having fun!

Tuesday, August 24th

Why Choose AuPairCare for your Childcare

Once you’ve learned about the benefits and requirements of the au pair program and decided this might be a good fit, it’s time to decide which agency you should go with! There are lots of choices out there but here at AuPairCare we’re committed to live-in childcare and cultural exchange.  Here are some of the most popular reasons families choose AuPairCare:

Tuesday, August 17th
featured live in au pair from argentina with host kids at home

Featured Au Pair: Maria Luz from Argentina

Au pair Maria Luz (Luz to her host family) shines bright like a star! From daily adventures with her host children to Friday family nights together, Luz's host family gives Luz a gold star! "We consider ourselves beyond lucky to have Luz as part of our family".

Wednesday, August 11th