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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!

California host family with german au pair

Featured Au Pair: Lea from Germany

Families of all shapes and sizes are working through the challenging times the pandemic brings. For the Chou family, their au pair Lea has been their rock, a great model, and a true big sister for her host children. Way to go, Lea!

Wednesday, August 5th
Advanced Au Pair Online Training for Childcare English

AuPairCare's New Advanced Online Training: Childcare English

Introducing Childcare English! One of many advanced online training courses created especially for AuPairCare au pairs.

Tuesday, July 28th
Advanced Au Pair Online Training Education at Home + Summer Activities

AuPairCare's New Advanced Online Training: Education At Home

Introducing Education at Home & Summer Activities! One of many advanced online training courses created especially for AuPairCare au pairs.

Wednesday, July 22nd
Creative Activities for Kids While Staying At Home

Creative At-Home Challenges for Kids!

While summertime is traditionally a time when kids are out at camps or summer school, this year more children are staying at home with their families. Check out our list of fun challenges and activities that you can lead for your host kids this summer while everyone's at home!

Wednesday, July 15th
Au pairs and host families video chat with senior citizen home in Texas

Making Connections From Afar: Au Pairs and Families Video Chat with Senior's Home

In the midst of stay-at-home restrictions, au pairs, host families, and their Area Director took creative measures to connect virtually with members of their community.

Wednesday, July 8th
Brazilian Au Pair Bruna with her Host Family

Featured Au Pair: Bruna from Brazil

Host mom Jennifer and host dad Robert are both US Air Force pilots. As parents of four children and officers in the military, they juggle serving their country and the needs of their children every day. The family decided to host an au pair when expecting baby #4 and as their careers were literally taking off! When Jennifer's job developments brought big changes, the family was so happy that Bruna extended with them!

Wednesday, July 1st
Looking For A Nanny or Au Pair

7 Things to Look for in a Nanny or Au Pair

Finding the right childcare provider is tough, and for those not prepared, it can turn into a full-time job fast. The choices can be overwhelming and the qualifications of the candidates can vary dramatically. While the search is not always easy, we’re sure you agree it’s worth it to find the perfect companion for your little ones. To ease the pain of your search, we polled a few of our host moms to see which attributes they say you should look for in your next nanny or au pair.

Tuesday, June 16th
Comforting your au pair during times of crisis

Caring For Your Au Pair in Tough Times

We like to say "home is where the heart is"...and in difficult times, this is truer than ever. Check out our tips for supporting your au pair through difficult times.

Tuesday, May 26th
Au Pairs Volunteer at Senior Citizen Home

Au Pairs Volunteer at Senior Citizen Home

Earlier this year, au pairs were able to spend an afternoon volunteering at a senior citizen's home for a special Valentine's Day surprise.

Wednesday, May 20th
Brazilian Au Pair Ana and her Host Kids Playing Outside

Staying Positive, Healthy, and Active While Staying at Home

While we all continue to stay at home during the health pandemic, it can be challenging to make sure the whole family maintains healthy and happy bodies and minds. Brazilian au pair Ana in New York is coming up with fun and creative ways to keep her host children busy and engaged while they stay at home!

Wednesday, May 13th

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