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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!

Summer Adventures Contest Winner Maria

Summer Adventures Contest Winners Maria and Ingrid

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
AuPairCare Celebrates Exchange Day 2021

AuPairCare Celebrates Exchange Day 2021

In celebration of Exchange Day on August 2nd, we wanted to highlight some of our amazing au pairs throughout the years giving back to their community and showcasing the positive impact that exchange programs have on so many people!

Wednesday, August 4th
Why an au pair improves work life balance

How Au Pair Childcare Improves Work-Life Balance

Looking for a childcare solution that helps you to balance it all? Check out the following six reasons that au pair childcare improves work-life balance.

Tuesday, July 27th
featured live in au pair from brazil with host kids at home

Featured Au Pair: Dayane from Brazil

Dayane's host mom Karen shares that "Dayane has gracefully integrated into the Franco family with such ease - like she should have been there all along". 

Thursday, July 22nd