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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!

Spring Activities for Kids

Its spring again! The days are getting longer and cabin fever from being cooped up inside all winter is starting to go away. Now is the time to get outside as a host family and an au pair and have fun!

Saturday, April 2nd
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Are Children Really Better at Learning a Foreign Language?

If you are concerned with the academic prowess of your little one(s), or happen to have a spouse who speaks another language, you may have researched foreign language learning for your kids. In fact, it may be a main motivation behind choosing an au pair to care for your children. With all the current chatter about second language acquisition in children, many wonder, “Are children really better than adults at learning a foreign language?”  

Wednesday, March 30th
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Hear From a Host Mom: A True Part of the Family

Hear from a real mom who has considered hiring a nanny, but opted for an au pair for her family.

Thursday, March 24th
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Au Pair Travel: Nashville Tennessee

Ever considered visiting Tennessee? Read about the fun au pairs had at Harpeth River in Davidson County during their au pair year.

Sunday, March 20th
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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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