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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!

AuPairCare Au Pairs Volunteer in Maryland

AuPairCare Au Pairs Send Books to Children Across the World

AuPairCare au pairs in Maryland gathered together this holiday season to volunteer with Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.), a charity that was started in the group’s own community of Anne Arundel County.

Thursday, January 8th
French AuPairCare Au Pairs

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: France

With a language and culture that is hundreds of years old and full of interesting and fun quirks, France is a fascinating country to experience through your au pair! Learn more about the country where the term "au pair" originated.

Monday, December 15th
German Boston College Au Pair

Carolin from Germany Joins Boston College’s Marching Band

Carolin came to Boston as an au pair in August 2013 to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Learn how she exemplifies the spirit of cultural exchange!

Monday, November 10th
South Africa Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: South Africa

Au pairs from South Africa often have a lot of experience with children both in their own families and in schools and daycares. There is a strong focus on improving the education and physical well-being of children, so there are many opportunities for young au pairs to play, interact with, and educate children of all ages.

Tuesday, November 4th
South African Au Pair Carina

Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Carina from South Africa

Au Pair Carina came to the U.S. from South Africa hoping to find adventure, and she hasn’t been disappointed! Read about her amazing experience so far.

Wednesday, October 22nd
Sweden Map

Au Pair Country and Culture Highlight: Sweden

The au pair year has become a tradition among many young people from Sweden for their ‘gap year’ before attending university. This Nordic culture offers a wealth of creativity and fun. Let's explore this Scandinavian Nation!

Sunday, October 19th
Japan Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Japan

AuPairCare has one of the longest traditions of bringing au pairs from Japan to the U.S., in part because our co-founder, Takeshi Yokota, hails from Japan. Comprised of an archipelago in East Asia, Japan has a family-oriented culture rich with longstanding traditions in theater, literature, and design. Let’s explore Japanese skills and attributes that may be important to you as a host family.

Wednesday, September 3rd
South African Au Pair

Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Chenae from South Africa

Au pair Chenae from South Africa lives in Washington DC with her host family and by the end of her placement, will have been with them for 2 full years! 

Tuesday, August 19th
Au Pairs at Au Pair Academy

Playing It Safe at AuPairCare Academy

Summer is in full swing at AuPairCare Academy! Our staff is in the midst of our busy season training au pairs that have just entered the USA. There are many topics covered during our training – but the most important is safety. Our training motto is “Safety First” and we address a variety of safety issues in great detail because taking care of children is a big responsibility

Thursday, August 7th
Bay Area Au Pair and Host Family Golden Gate

AuPairCare Awarded 'Best Nanny Service' by Bay Area Parents

We're thrilled to announce that for the third year in a row, AuPairCare has been voted 'Best Nanny Service' by Bay Area Parent Magazine! This award was given throughout the Bay Area, and covers San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.

Tuesday, August 5th

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