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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!

Looking For A Nanny or Au Pair

7 Things to Look for in a Nanny or Au Pair

Finding the right childcare provider is tough, and for those not prepared, it can turn into a full-time job fast. The choices can be overwhelming and the qualifications of the candidates can vary dramatically. While the search is not always easy, we’re sure you agree it’s worth it to find the perfect companion for your little ones. To ease the pain of your search, we polled a few of our host moms to see which attributes they say you should look for in your next nanny or au pair.

Tuesday, January 12th
Fun ways to keep your host children engaged during the wintertime

Keeping Your Kids Entertained This Winter

With temperatures dropping and winter almost here, you're likely to be inside with your family and kids! Check out our fun guide to keeping the kids entertained at home during the long winter months!

Wednesday, January 6th
Activities with your kids and au pair

6 Kid-Friendly Holiday Activities

During this special time of year there are gatherings to attend, lots of delicious foods, and plenty of opportunities for au pairs and host families to share cultures. We put together a handful of fun holiday activities for families to enjoy!

Wednesday, December 23rd
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair Mildreth from Mexico

Featured Au Pair: Mildreth from Mexico

Au pair Mildreth from Mexico - Milly to her host family - has been a superhero during these tricky times. Her host family says "we look forward to more memories and having her as part of our family!"

Wednesday, December 9th

Preparing for the Future: Au Pair Resume Building Tips with Pace University

From time management to perfecting a second language, the skills au pairs gain during a program year are invaluable! We recently held a virtual Resume Building event where au pairs learned how to carry over their new skills into professional experince.

Wednesday, December 2nd
Celebrating International Au Pair Day with AuPairCare

Celebrating International Au Pair Day!

Happy International Au Pair Day! Check out what AuPairCare au pairs are saying about this extra special day.

Tuesday, November 24th
AuPairCare Au Pairs Supporting Charity Little Heroes Foundation Gold Pumpkins

Pumpkin Decorating for the Little Hero Foundation

At a recent virtual event, au pairs and host children took part in a pumpkin decorating and craft session for a fantastic cause. Participants were asked to decorate a pumpkin with gold in support of children’s cancer research led by the Little Hero Foundation with $1 donated to advanced children's cancer research.

Wednesday, November 18th
Featured AuPairCare Au Pair Lolo from France

Featured Au Pair: Lolo from France

For this long-standing host family, welcoming au pair Lauryn "Lolo" proved to be full of surprises! When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the middle of a cross-country move, the Sucosky family and au pair Lolo found themselves growing closer together regardless of the challenges of this year.

Thursday, November 12th
Mexican au pair Belinda with her host kids

Hear From a Host Mom: Our Au Pair Makes Our Life Sweeter

"What started as a leap of faith has become a blessing for us." A host mom from California shares how her au pair Belinda made a difference in her family's life.

Tuesday, November 3rd
Safe Halloween Activities at Home During Pandemic 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween At Home

Halloween is around the corner, and this year's celebrations will look a little different as families continue to stay safe at home. Check out 5 fun ways to create a spook-tacular Halloween right at home!

Wednesday, October 28th