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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!

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
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 ninth 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
AuPairCare-Academy-Trainer

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
German-Au-Pair-Lea

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
Colombian Au Pair Volunteers in Texas

Lakeshore Elementary students learn Spanish through enrichment program

"Buenos días!” shouted the students of Lakeshore Elementary. They not only knew how to greet properly in Spanish but also knew their colors, numbers, animals, body parts, family designations, weather and happily sang a couple of songs in Spanish; complete with the motions. All of this was due to hard work by community volunteer Laura Suarez, an AuPairCare au pair from Columbia. L

Monday, June 9th
Au Pair Arrival in the United States

Meeting Your Au Pair or Host Family For the First Time

The “Big Day” has finally arrived! It’s time to meet your new family member and much preparation has gone into it. Emotions run high in anticipation of finally meeting each other and everyone is always excited - maybe even a little nervous too.

Sunday, June 8th
Brazil Map

Au Pair Country & Culture Highlight: Brazil

Many young people come from Brazil to join host families as an au pair. Much like in the U.S., Brazilian culture is a melting pot. Portuguese is the primary language, and Brazil has African, Amerindian and European influences. They all help make up a rich and diverse national culture that champions family life and fun! 

Wednesday, June 4th

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