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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!

Back to school DIY for au pair's host children

Sharing Cultures: Schultüte

Summer’s almost over, and that can only mean one thing—going back to school! Do you have a little one starting their first year of school? Help them get ready to learn with the German tradition of the schultüte!

Tuesday, August 20th
Au Pair from South Africa Helps Texas Host Family

Hear From a Host Mom: A Blessing For Our Family

A real host mom shares how her au pair was a blessing for her family, acting as a beacon of calm in the busyness of their day-to-day lives!

Wednesday, August 7th
Au Pairs Volunteering with the SOME Organization in DC

Au Pairs Volunteer with SOME in Washington, D.C.

In Washington DC, nearly 1 in 5 residents’ live at or below the poverty line and struggle to meet even their basic needs. In an effort to do their part, AuPairCare au pairs based in Falls Church, Virginia had the opportunity to give back and learn about the homeless situation in the DC Metro Area by volunteering with SOME.

Wednesday, July 31st
Au Pair Training for Toddlers

AuPairCare's Toddler Care Program

The toddler years can be a roller coaster! We know how important it is for parents to find a caregiver who will be there to nurture their little one, which is why AuPairCare launched our Toddler Care training program.

Wednesday, July 24th
5 Things Your Au Pair Wished You Knew

5 Things Your Nanny or Au Pair Wish You Knew

As a parent, you know that caring for children is tough business. Those sweet little faces need love, attention, and lots of activities to keep them busy. So you can imagine that choosing to work as a nanny or au pair in another person’s home is a rewarding but often difficult job. To make their life a little easier (and your home run a bit more smoothly), we asked a few nannies and au pairs to tell us the top 5 things they wish you knew.

Wednesday, July 17th
AuPairCare Au Pairs Tour the White House

Au Pairs Tour the White House

Earlier this year, AuPairCare au pairs spent the day learning about American history and culture when they visited the White House in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 10th
Ultimate Host Family Runner-Up 2019

Ultimate Host Family 2019 - Runner-Up

We love celebrating our participants at AuPairCare! Our au pairs however aren’t the only ones who make this program great – this year we were excited to host our annual Ultimate Host Family contest! Read about the runner-up, the Taylor family from San Francisco

Monday, July 8th
Advanced Au Pair Online Training

AuPairCare's Advanced Online Trainings for Au Pairs

Introducing Advanced Online Training courses created specifically for AuPairCare au pairs.

Wednesday, July 3rd
Children on the 4th of July

Celebrating Holidays in the United States: 4th of July

Holidays can be great opportunities to facilitate cultural exchange between your family and your au pair! With July 4th only a few days away, take the time to share your family traditions with your au pair so she can experience this truly American holiday.

Monday, July 1st
Advanced Au Pair Online Training for Food & Nutrition for Kids

AuPairCare's New Advanced Online Training: Food & Nutrition for Kids

Introducing Food & Nutrition for Kids! One of many advanced online training courses created especially for AuPairCare au pairs.

Monday, July 1st