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AuPairCare's 2017 Ultimate Au Pair Finalists


Every year at AuPairCare our host families take a moment to recognize the au pairs that have come into their lives and embraced the spirit of childcare and cultural exchange. This contest was one of the most competitive ever, but hundreds of entries and thousands of votes later, we have a winner - Meian from China. Be sure to read her story as well as those of our 7 wonderful au pair finalists!

Chineas Au Pair Meain

First Place Winner Meian

Meian is an au pair from China who has meant the world to her host family. Read how she’s helped shepherd her host child from a little boy who knew only 2 syllables to a 3-year-old who can talk and even count in both English and his native Mandarin thanks to her tutoring.

Ultimate Au Pair Caroline from Brazil

First Runner Up Caroline

Host dad Jason describes Brazilian au pair Caroline as a "big sister to both kids and extension of my wife's right hand and the perfect caregiver for the whole family." Learn what else makes Caroline the first runner up in this year's contest.

Ultimate Au Pair Isabela from Brazil

Finalist Isabela

Her host parents describe Isabela as giving them a "sense of peace, even when we cannot be the ones there to provide it.” It’s no wonder this Brazilian au pair’s host family nominated for au pair of the year.

Ultimate Au Pair Suzy from Japan

Finalist Suzuko

Japanese au pair Suzuko, or Suzy for short has tackled all the challenges of being in a foreign country with energy, grace, and love. Her host parent's loved describing the care she gives to their baby boy.

Ultimate Au Pair Marva from Germany

Finalist Marva

First time families are often anxious about the au pair program. German au pair Marva met her family’s expectation for childcare and the sharing of traditions and culture - but how she helped her host child Ty is why her family feels she exceeded their hopes for an au pair.

Ultimate Au Pair Thando from South Africa

Finalist Thando

Thando has a smile that “fills up the room as soon as she walks in” and since this South African au pair joined her Colorado host family their “days are full of singing, playing, painting and going to the park.”

Ultimate Au Pair Lida from the Czech Republic

Finalist Lida

Czech au pair Lida brings HEART to her job...and also SPARKLE. She genuinely loves her host kids...and she genuinely loves this job. It shines through everything she does!

Ultimate Au Pair Yexe from Colombia

Finalist Yexe

Au pairs should be like family and Colombian au pair Yexe is that to her host parents. They think of her as more than just an awesome au pair but a seamless extension of their household!