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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!

Au Pair Arrival in the United States

Meeting Your Au Pair or Host Family For the First Time

The “Big Day” has finally arrived! It’s time to meet your new family member and much preparation has gone into it. Emotions run high in anticipation of finally meeting each other and everyone is always excited - maybe even a little nervous too.

Tuesday, May 10th
Au Pair Reading with Host Children

9 Tips to Create Culturally Aware Children

Many children start to show an interest in different cultures at a young age, whether through ethnic food, new friends or history lessons at school. Hosting an au pair fosters this curiosity and introduces young ones to new languages, bedtime stories, playtime games and more. Here are 9 activities that parents, host children and au pairs can do together to learn about new cultures:  

Tuesday, May 3rd
Au Pair Child in Springtime

5 Springtime Activities for your Family

Spring has sprung! Grab your kids and your au pair and try out these family friendly outdoor activities.

Tuesday, April 26th

International Students Pack Gifts for World's Needy Children

They came to Bucks County from around the world, and now 15 au pairs will send gifts out around the world. The 15 women, from countries such as Colombia, Brazil, South Africa and Poland, brought their donations and donations from their host families and au pair coordinators to pack in gift boxes Saturday night. The 50 gifts from the event will go to Operation Christmas Child, the annual gift collection run by the Samaritan’s Purse charity. 

Tuesday, April 19th
Au Pairs Visit Historic Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg

Au Pairs Visit A Historic State Capitol

Au pairs from the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area embarked on a tour of history and learning to the Pennsylvania seat of government, the State Capitol in Harrisburg! 

Tuesday, April 12th
What Is An Au Pair?

What Is An Au Pair?

It can be challenging to decide on the right kind of childcare for your family. From babysitters to professional caregivers, there are many services provided by different childcare options. Au pairs are one of these professional caregivers, but what is an au pair exactly?

Tuesday, April 5th
Au Pair Program Taxes

Au Pair Program Taxes

We at AuPairCare are already getting lots of questions from host families and au pairs concerning taxes, so we aggregated some of the most requested information for your easy reference.

Tuesday, March 29th
How the Meaning Behind ‘Au Pair’ Shapes These Child Care Providers

How the Meaning Behind ‘Au Pair’ Shapes These Child Care Providers

For families seeking at-home childcare, there are many options, including nannies and babysitters. One type of at-home childcare that has grown in popularity over the last few years is an au pair, but what is the meaning of ‘au pair’?

Thursday, March 24th
Wondering How to Get an Au Pair? Find All the Answers Here!

Wondering How to Get an Au Pair? Find All the Answers Here!

Considering adding an in-home caregiver to your family? You may be wondering how to get an au pair and what the process is like. It’s simple: When you partner with AuPairCare, we make it easy to find your family’s perfect au pair.

Tuesday, March 22nd
How Much Does an Au Pair Cost?

How Much Does an Au Pair Cost?

When your family hosts an au pair, they become more than someone to watch the kids. You gain a temporary family member, a partner in parenting, and a trustworthy caregiver for your children. With all that they offer, many families wonder: what does an au pair cost? 

Thursday, March 17th