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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!

Spring Festivals Around the World

Spring Festivals Around the World

As a tribute to our diverse au pair pool, we want to share with you some fun and unique spring festivals that take place around the world. One of the best things about the au pair program is the opportunity to learn more about different cultures around the globe.

Monday, May 1st
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Au Pairs Share Bears and Love with the Children of Staten Island University Hospital

Au pairs from Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, France, Colombia, China, Mexico, and Spain, gathered to create and present Build-A-Bear gifts for the pediatric patients at the Staten Island University Hospital. Read about their experience!

Thursday, April 27th
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Au Pair Safety: Never Drive Distracted

At Au Pair Academy, we reinforce to our au pairs all aspects of child safety. The learning doesn’t stop after they've reached their placements however. This month AuPairCare is partnering with the National Safety Council to remind all au pairs about the importance of not being distracted drivers.

Thursday, April 20th
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Hear from an Area Director: 4 Elements of Successful Placements

Merging au pairs and host families into a household can be a change for all parties involved.  Learn the four elements to a successful au pair placement.

Saturday, April 15th
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Choose Your Summer Au Pair

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

Thursday, April 6th
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The Top Ten Things Au Pairs Will Love About Au Pair Academy!

Au pair Academy is your first stop in the United States! It's a time to meet au pairs from all over the world and learn about your year ahead with AuPairCare. Read about the top ten things you'll LOVE about au pair academy!

Thursday, March 16th
Ultimate Au Pair 2017 Finalist: Yexe from Colombia

Ultimate Au Pair 2017 Finalist: Yexe from Colombia

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!

Tuesday, March 14th
Czech Republic Au Pair Lida

Ultimate Au Pair 2017 Finalist: Lida from the Czech Republic

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!

Friday, March 10th
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5 Reasons To Choose an Au Pair Agency

Curious if you should use a designated United States au pair agency vs arranging an au pair directly? Read the 5 reasons the answer is go with an Agency!

Wednesday, March 8th
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Au Pairs Experiencing American Culture

It was a beautiful November afternoon in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It couldn’t have been a better day for au pairs to experience for the first time America’s most popular sport: American Football.

Monday, March 6th

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