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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!

AuPairCare Celebrates Earth Day With National Au Pairs

Picture Yourself Making a Change

Earlier this spring, au pairs and host families across the nation joined our virtual summit on sustainability in celebration of Earth Day. With cultural exchange and global understanding at the heart of the au pair program, it was fantastic to witness au pairs from Colombia to South Africa brainstorming ways to improve their local communities for themselves and the future.

Thursday, June 10th
Featured Au Pair: Selay from Turkey

Featured Au Pair: Selay from Turkey

Host mom Lauren shares how au pair Selay from Turkey has positively impacted their family forever! She says "Though our family still has new challenges during this pandemic, Selay has exceeded every imaginable expectation and gave us a new normal that brings us so much joy every day,,, together, we went from surviving to thriving".

Friday, June 4th
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

Featured Host Family: The Chin Family

Au pair Julieth from Colombia shares how her host family, the Chin family, has made a big impact on her life by showing her how to live her best self and how to work towards her life goals. Way to go, Chin family! 

Thursday, June 3rd

Choose Your Summer Au Pair

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

Tuesday, May 25th
Featured Au Pair: Angie from Colombia

Featured Au Pair: Angie from Colombia

Au pair Angie from Colombia truly has left a mark on her host family - from helping navigate difficult situations like the pandemic, losing family members, and the switch to virtual schooling, the Morris family couldn't be more grateful for Angie and her care and dedication. Way to go, Angie!

Friday, May 21st
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

Featured Host Family: The Griffin Family

For au pair Leone from South Africa, she felt like she met the perfect host family - the Griffins - from the start! From a serendipitous profile search to two years later filled with fantastic memories, Leone and the Griffins are a really a perfect match!

Thursday, May 20th
Looking For A Nanny or Au Pair

7 Things to Look for in a Nanny or Au Pair

Finding the right childcare provider is tough, and for those not prepared, it can turn into a full-time job fast. The choices can be overwhelming and the qualifications of the candidates can vary dramatically. While the search is not always easy, we’re sure you agree it’s worth it to find the perfect companion for your little ones. To ease the pain of your search, we polled a few of our host moms to see which attributes they say you should look for in your next nanny or au pair.

Tuesday, May 11th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair: Magda from South Africa

Featured Au Pair: Magda from South Africa

Host mom Michelle says it all about standout au pair Magda! "There is no doubt in my mind Magda is the ultimate au pair. She is a SUPERSTAR, best of her kind, and that is the epitome of "ultimate". She deserves to be recognized for her kind heart, nurturing ways, and selfless attitude".

Friday, May 7th
Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

It’s almost Mother's Day and we look forward to celebrating all of the amazing host Moms out there. 

Thursday, May 6th
AuPairCare Ultimate Family 2021 Finalist

Featured Host Family: The Hudson Family

Au pair Bruna from Brazil has nothing but the best to say about her host family, the Hudsons. From organizing a special quarantine birthday for Bruna to covering her bedroom in personal photos before her arrival, the Hudson family went above and beyond!

Thursday, May 6th