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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!

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
South African Nanny With Multiples

South African Nanny Finds A Career Caring for Lodi Triplets

How far are you willing to go for a nanny? Another city? Another county? For one couple in Lodi, the search for an au pair took them all over the world — with the click of a button — and they found the nanny they were looking for in South Africa.

Friday, August 1st
Brazilian Au Pair and Host Child

The Benefits of Bilingualism

As parents we want to give our children every competitive advantage we can, from the very moment they are born until they are out on their own two feet. Bilingualism is one of those competitive advantages we can offer our children, and having an au pair is a great way to expose them to a foreign language via language immersion.

Tuesday, July 22nd
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Oh Baby! Infant Specialized Training in the Spotlight

Our Infant Specialized au pairs go through extra training to learn the American way of care-giving, along with key topics such as safety, Infant CPR certification, First Aid Training, baby massage, and infant sign language.

Sunday, July 6th
Colombia Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Colombia

Many of our au pairs who join American host families hail from Colombia, a South American country rich in culture. Let’s explore Colombian skills and attributes that may be important to you as a host family!

Wednesday, June 25th
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Featured AuPairCare Au Pair - Lea from Germany

AuPairCare Au Pair Lea from Germany has lived with her host family in Michigan since August 2013. Hear from her host mom on why they adore one another.

Monday, June 23rd

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