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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!

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5 Things NOT to Ask When Interviewing Your Childcare Provider

Finding the perfect childcare provider for your family can be hard, especially when undergoing the interviewing process. How do you accurately judge the skill sets and compatibility of candidates in such a brief encounter? The following 5 tips on what not to ask potential caregivers will help you get to know your future caregiver and assess whether they are up for the job.

Thursday, March 17th
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Ultimate Au Pair Finalist: Calvine from France

From teaching kids French to being a loving responsible caregiver, Calvine has helped the Brightwell family thrive.

Monday, March 14th
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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.

Wednesday, March 9th
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10 Fears and Misconceptions about Hosting an Au Pair

Want to know is what it’s really like to have an au pair? We’ve addressed some of the most common fears and misconceptions host families have about the au pair program.

Tuesday, March 1st
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Meet AuPairCare's Ultimate Au Pair Winner 2016 - Elem from Brazil

Every year dozens of host families send in heart felt nominations explaining why there au pair should win the Ultimate Au Pair Contest. Learn about the special au pair that won the contest in 2016, Elen from Brazil.

Thursday, February 18th
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Ultimate Au Pair Runner Up 2016

Read about Nicole, a Brazilian au pair who lives with the Pavelka Family in West Point, New York. She's done an amazing job as an au pair to this military family of six!

Thursday, February 18th
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AuPairCare's 2016 Ultimate Au Pair Finalists

After hundreds of votes the results are in! Learn about all the finalists in the 2016 Ultimate Au Pair Contest.

Thursday, February 18th
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20 Activites and Facts about Leap Year

While you may know that leap years occur once every four years, you may not be aware of the purpose behind this additional day and even less about its origins. Whether you are curious or explaining to your host child, below is some great information that will turn you into a leap year expert.

Saturday, February 13th
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A Guide For Au Pairs: Sporting Events In the U.S.

When you arrive in the United States as an au pair one thing you may notice right away about American culture is that we really love our sports! Whether you are super athletic or you couldn’t catch a cold, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of some of the biggest sporting events in American culture.

Thursday, February 4th
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Valentines Day Crafts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means; delicious treats, adorable handmade cards, and a great opportunity for kids to show their au pairs and families how much they love them!

Monday, February 1st

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