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Who hosts an au pair? What types of families benefit from having an au pair? What is hit really like having live-in childcare? Sharing stories from and for our families is one of the best ways for us to help curious and current families understand the ins and outs of being an AuPairCare family...check them out! 

Read amazing stories from families on why they have the top au pairs

Ultimate Au Pair Finalists of 2015

Read our top 8 stories from this year's Ultimate Au Pair Contest and learn how much each of these families values and loves their au pairs!

Saturday, May 30th
AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair Finalist from Colombia

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Mafe from Colombia

Before meeting Mafe, I had never met someone with so much love for life, with such a grateful heart, and selflessness so rare. What an amazing person and au pair she is!

Wednesday, May 13th
Family from Georgia with their Chinese Au Pair

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, JunYun Ann from China

Is this my house? Are these my 3 rambunctious kids all playing happily?  As I walked into the playroom, the walls were covered in artwork, my kids were playing games yet all other toys were put away, there was an activity board full of stickers and accolades and not one kid was crying or complaining. As a matter of fact, nowadays my kids really only complain about not being able to spend more time with Ann.  

Wednesday, April 29th
Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Jessica from France

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Jessica from France

Meet the Kirby Family from Arizona, and hear from the Kirby children on why Jessica is the best au pair ever!

Sunday, April 19th
Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Une from South Africa

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Une from South Africa

What impressed me the most about Uné was her eagerness and willingness to jump on a plane to come 18 hours away from her home into a family that she only knew via email and Skype, and that she was not intimidated whatsoever with the fact that we had five children, and the sixth on the way. Her boldness and positive attitude has stood out since day one, not to mention her gentleness and loving ways with the children

Thursday, April 9th
Au Pair Hanna and her Texas Host Family

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Hanna from Germany

When I ask my children what they like about Hanna, they say things like “she stops us when we fight,” “she never yells” and “she plays the Homework game with us.”  

Friday, March 27th
Au Pair Danielle from the United Kingdom

Ultimate Au Pair Finalist, Danielle from the United Kingdom

Being a brand new mom, there were times when juggling a full time job and the demands of a newborn were daunting both emotionally and physically. Every single time without fail when I was at the end of my rope, Dani was there to rock our crying infant to sleep, surprise us with a homemade dinner, or organize some part of our home that had been neglected.  

Monday, March 9th
Ultimate Au Pair Runner-up Svetlana from Czech Republic

Ultimate Au Pair Runner-Up - Svetlana from the Czech Republic

There are “I love you’s” and laughter flying around my house.  I see her running after my four year old or being tackled by my eleven year old. I see in everything she does that she loves my kids.  She talks to them like a big sister and cares for each of them in ways specific to their needs even if that means being firm in a challenging moment.

Tuesday, March 3rd
Brazilian Au Pair Mayara is AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair

Meet AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair Winner 2015 - Mayara from Brazil!

We had a relatively calm household, with a new house and an even-tempered 2.5 year old who made us believe we could readily handle a second child. But then we found out we were going to have Twins. We began searching for someone willing to take on the challenge of caring for infants full-time and living in a house with three kids under three years old.  Enter Mayara. 

Wednesday, February 4th
Brazilian Au Pair and Host Mom

Ultimate Host Mom Winner - Kim

We reached out to our au pairs and asked them to tell us why they their host mom should hold the title of AuPairCare's Ultimate Host Mom! Carol, a Brazilian au pair living in Minnesota submitted the winning entry about her host mom Kim!

Wednesday, May 7th

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