Au Pair Holiday Party at Peddler Village, Bucks County

Just a few days left till our annual Holiday party! This year, we will have a Holiday Party with a gift exchange again at the Cock ‘n Bull restaurant, located at Peddler’s Village, at New Hope, Bucks County, PA.  Last year Au Pairs had a lot of fun at the cluster’s annual Christmas party there. keep-calm-your-christmas-party-is-coming-soon-2

In the Philadelphia and Bucks County cluster we have Au Pairs from many countries-Au Pairs from Brazil, China, Ecuador, Colombia, South Africa, El Salvador, Spain, Argentina, Ukraine. Many Au Pairs will be experiencing the holidays in the US and join the Au Pair party for the first time. The Holiday Party is a great chance to spend quality time together with au pairs from different countries far away from home and learn american holiday traditions.

I am looking forward to spending time with the Au Pairs! We will have a great Holiday party with Au Pairs from other clusters and with fun, laugh, delicious food and presents in a very special place that everyone will remember.

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My lovely hometown in Ukraine.

Hey, It is Mariia again. I hope you read the Ukrainian Au Pair storyFollow my dreams  and about my awesome host family family in the US. Today, I want to tell you about my lovely hometown in Ukraine. I came from Cherkasy, it is a city in Central Ukraine, that has been known since the 13th century, so it’s quite an old place and still you can see a lot of things from the former USSR. My city played a great role in the history of Ukraine.Au Pair Bucks County 1

What reminds me about my city is it is my home sweet home, it is the place when I’m happy, where are all my family and my lovely friends are, and where my cat is.Au Pair Bucks County 4

One of my favorite place in Cherkasy it’s Castle Hill (Hill of Glory). The memorial complex with a monument “Motherland” is standing at the top of the former Castle Hill.Au Pair Bucks County

The view is unbelievable. You can see the beauty of the main river and our main bridge. My city is situated on the Dnipro River, it is huge and beautiful. It is funny but another favorite place of mine in Ukraine is a night club called Manhattan. We even have the bull that is the main symbol of this party place.Au Pair Bucks County 3

The style of people from Cherkasy are so different. People like to dress nice, put on make up  and go to work with happy faces. Compared with Americans, they spend hours to get ready to go to work. Even if you work on the bus, you need to put your eye shadow and your lipstick on! It is funny!Au Pair Bucks County 2Each time when I’m at home it brings a smile to my face. We have so many different restaurants and cafes. Another famous place in Cherkasy is  New York pizza. The food is so yummy.Au Pair Bucks County 5

I love my city! It’s probably not the best place to go in Ukraine but it is so special for me.

Welcome to our amazing cluster Natalia!!!

At the beginning of November, I want you to welcome to our cluster an interesting and young girl Natalia Ramirez, she is 25 years old  and is from Colombia! Let me tell you more about this incredible woman!

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Natalia was asked why she wants to be an Au Pair and she said is because she would like to share her culture with her host family and at the same time learn more about American culture. She also mentioned that she wants to improve her English, thats awesome Natalia, keep it up!

What was the best event/happening during last month?
My birthday was about 3 weeks ago and I had an amazing day full of happiness with my friends in Washington D.C

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Natalia is a very active girl, she loves to go hiking and for a walk adventure. She likes to spend time doing exercise at the gym! Besides this, Natalia also mentioned that she likes to reading magazines and she is a fashion lover. That’s great!

 What three adjectives best describe you?
Honest, friendly, courteous.

23423546_1903526256339111_283401641_oNatalia likes to go out with her friends and have a delicious supper! She couldn’t forget to mention that she likes to have her own time and rest! She loves to travel and meet new people, she is interested to travel to Greece!

As you can  see Natalia is an interesting and young woman, here is just a few information about her!it would be great if you talk to her!

Once again, welcome to our cluster Natalia!

 

Au Pairs international picnic and the Philadelphia quiz

Recently we had an international picnic across the Independent Hall in the historical center of Philadelphia with Au Pairs from seven countries. Maria, Au Pair from Ukraine, said, ‘We had fun, laughed, listened funny stories and shared our most memorable American experience!” Thank you Maria for sharing with us about the international picnic. Au Pairs had a great time enjoying the international food and friendship and also Au Pairs took a quiz to learn more about Philadelphia.Au Pairs Philadelphia and Bucks County

  1. What is Philadelphia’s population?
  2. What are Philadelphia’s well-known nicknames?
  3. Who founded Philadelphia and when?
  4. In what year did Philadelphia become the capital of the United States?
  5. When did the liberty Bell was cast?
  6. What historical documents where developed in Philadelphia? What year ?
  7. What was the name of the first U.S. Constitution?
  8. When the Independence Hall was built and how many years it took?
  9. How many people visit Philadelphia a year?
  10. What happens on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia every year?
  11. When the City Hall was build?
  12. What was the one of the first businesses in Philly?
  13. What Philadelphia well known for?

Here are the answers

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  2. The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection The Birthplace of America, The City that Loves You Back, The City of Neighborhoods, The Quaker City, and The Cradle of Liberty.
  3. Philadelphia begins on October 27, 1682, when the city was founded by William Penn
  4. 1790-1800
  5. The Liberty Bell, originally known as the State House Bell, was cast in 1751 and hung in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House.
  6. The United States Declaration of Independence was approved there on July 4, 1776, and the Declaration was read aloud to the public in the area now known as Independence Square. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, presided over by George Washington.
  7. The Articles of Confederation
  8. Construction of the Pennsylvania State House, which came to be known as Independence Hall, began in 1732  and was completed in 1753, 21 years after the groundbreaking.
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  10. The Mummers parade
  11. From its completion in 1901, Philly’s City Hall was the world’s tallest habitable building until 1908. It is still the largest municipal building in the country. An unofficial agreement kept City Hall (the pinnacle being the top of its William Penn statue) the tallest building in Philadelphia until 1987, when construction of One Liberty Place finished.
  12.  Beer. William Frampton’s brewery started up in 1683.
  13. Mural Art. Boasting over 2000 outdoor murals, it’s been called the “mural capital of the U.S.”

Au Pairs international picnic in Philadelphia

Hello! Bonjour! Hola! Привіт! Hallo! Здравствуйте! 嗨! Nihao!
All of these greetings you could hear from our Au Pairs from different parts of the world during the Au Pair international picnic in Philadelphia!
My story will be about one of my favorite thing. About the food…I love to try different cuisines and the idea of our last meeting was to meet for international picnic.🌮🥗Au Pairs Philadelphia Bucks County
To tell you the truth I could not even imagine I will have a possibility to try so many delicious meals from different countries in same time.Au Pair Philadelphia Bucks County 3

My favorite was meat from South Africa. Thank you, Marco! Thank you for deserts it was excellent!
We were super lucky with the weather, not hot, not cold, just perfect
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Also it was so lovely time with all of you guys!
We had fun, laughed, listened funny stories and shared our most memorable American experience! We always have friendly atmosphere on our meetings!
And Thank You, Polina, our Local Area Representative, for giving us a possibility to explore more things about different culture and learn about Philadelphia and the US.Au Pair Philadelphia Bucks County
P.S.Enjoy your American experience and don’t eat so much sweets! Lol🤣Have a nice time in the States!

Chao! Good byе! До побачення! Auf Wiedersehen!再見!До встречи!

Activities you can do with your host children

Fall has officially started and we have to be ready for the cold weather! Fall is the season that most of the leaves change their colors and then fall, this is the season prior to see the snow! you can make a leaf pile and play with your host children outside. Lets see some activities you can in this incredible season!!!

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Nature walk

Nature walk can be done at any park with a lot of trees, so you can go with your children and have fun collecting leaves of different colors and sizes, at the same time you can explore new places with them! Its recommended to do it in the middle of fall, either at the end of October or at the beginning of November.That sounds good!

Draw in the side walk chalk

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Since the weather is getting cooler and cooler draw in the sidewalk is a good idea to spend time with your host kids! lets try it, that would be awesome!

Take them to story time to your local library!

There are many libraries that in fall schedule story time for children, so you can go with them and the librarian reads books and they also do some crafts! I am completely sure your kids will be happy attending to the story time with you!

Write letters to their love ones (walk to the post office)

Most of the kids have cousins and they love to write letters, so it is also a great idea to help them write some letters and walk to the post office with them to send the letters!!

As you can see in fall you can do many activities with your host kids!!

 

 

 

 

 

Au Pair education experience in the US

Hi, It is Maria, Au Pair from Bucks County, PA. You may read already that I recently joined  the Au Pair program and I always dream to visit NY . My American education experience also relates to NY.
Au Pair program gives the Au Pairs great opportunities to study in a real american  college and explore American culture! I chose to take my first course as two classes in the college with a trip to New York!  I took two Sundays classes at Peirce college in Philadelphia already. The 3rd Sunday will be the final trip to the Big Apple! I  had very lovely time during my classes, met a lot of new friends from all around the world, learned more about a history of New York.Au Pair classes 1

I had fun with my home work and did absolutely great job with my final project about New York Fashion Week!Au Pair classes 4

The classes were a little long. It took long hours but you don’t really pay attention when you have a great time.Au Pair classes 3

We had a lot of interesting activities, lovely lunch time, watched great American shows, found out about a lot of secret places of NY that I will definitely visit them in future!Au Pair classes 2

Our teacher was great!He was joking  and telling us the stories about a real New Yorker’s life style. It was fun! I was happy to feel like a student again.Au Pair classes

Now I’m looking forward to go to many amazing places in NY next Sunday with very lovely company!

P.S. Enjoy your time to be an au pair and it’s never late to learn something new!❤️  Best regards, Mariia from Ukraine.

I am grateful for the amazing host family I have.

Arminda, Au Pair from El Salvador, who joined Go Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia only a few months ago said that her host family -the Prybella family – changed her life and makes her happy.  Thank you for sharing with us about your amazing family, Mindy.Be our Au Pair

I am grateful for the amazing family that I have here even we do not have the same blood, they treat me as a real member of their family with love and respect all the time. We spend a lot time together and we enjoy discovering new things from each other.Au Pair from Philly 4

Let me tell you that before I came to the US they asked what I wanted to study and they helped me to find the course that I was looking for in the Montgomery College (English Grammar course) so after two weeks of my arrival I was taking the course there, that is awesome even though they were busy with three boys and their jobs they still had time for me before I came.Au Pair and host family

I would like to mention that my host dad works at home in his office, at noon we have lunch together, he takes a couple of breaks to play with us in the playing room- so they boys and I have fun! I can not forget to say that Prybella’s family makes me feel comfortable with them and with myself, I am not afraid to say what I like and what I do not like in any particular conversation. Well, during the week after dinner on Wednesdays and Fridays we watch movies or we play board game (The Settlers of Catan it is our favorite game) eating popcorn or ice cream and drinking soda and the boys asleep.Au Pair from Philly 1

My family is not only nice with me but also with my best friend Anita from Colombia, she is an au pair too and she lives close to my house in Glenside. Anita likes to spend weekends in my home with my family They say she is always welcome to stay with us and most of the time after dinner we play cards or board games with my host parents; definitely we have a good time when we are together.Au Pair from Philly 5

If could wish something I would like the others au pairs have a family like mine that support, that listen and the most important thing is that they see me as a member of their family!Au Pair from Philly 2

I remember at the beginning of July we were going to travel to Manassas and in the road they would drop me at my uncle’s house who lives in Woodbridge but at the end they had many things running at the same time and they could not do it, so they cancelled the trip and as a surprise they bought me the tickets! I was so happy and blessed for having a family like them.Au Pair from Philly 3

Mindy said,”They made me feel at home since the first day I came to their house”

Thanks to the Prybella family who made Mindy a part of their family!

Visiting New York -my dream came true!

Hi everyone! Its your Ukrainian Au Pair Mariia Bilous. It was a big transition moving from my lovely small town Cherkassy to the US. However, I live now also in a small town Jamison at Bucks County, PA with my awesome host family. Visiting New York has always been my dream.Au Pair from Bucks County 3

As an Au Pair I can travel a lot and I already had the chance to visit this incredible city.  NY is a city of contrasts.Au Pair from Bucks County

What comes to mind when I think of New York? definitely Time square!  This must be the busiest street in America. You can see so many different nationalities, so many different types of people, starting from tourists and ending with celebrities and business people. Au Pair from Bucks County 2

In my eyes, this city is different from any other. All the buildings are so different. Most of them are huge and the styles are so varied. You can see very old buildings with amazing architecture and very modern buildings on just on opposite side of the street.Au Pair from Bucks County 5

You can read the full story New York by the eyes of Ukrainian Au Pair.Au Pair from Bucks County 1

I like New York and  I’m looking forward to seeing this amazing city again! New York it’s definitely the place every one has to visit!

 

 

 

Welcome to our great cluster Ana Maria!

October just started and I have great news for you all!!!! Ana Maria is join us, she is 23 years old and she is from Colombia! Ana is so happy to be part of our amazing team! Lets see more about this incredible woman:

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Ana wants to be an Au Pair because she loves her experience with children, either as a teacher or as a nanny. She also mentioned that children are amazing since they are all the time full of energy and ready to play! That’s awesome!

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Anita knows that kids need an example to follow and she would like to be the example for her host kids!She considers that being an Au Pair is also a great opportunity to improve her English and at the same time save some money. That’s great!

“This last month I had the opportunity to meet New York City for the first time, It was amazing”

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Ana loves to travel, to write and to visit museums , further more she enjoy spending time with her friends!she would like to visit the Grand Canyon, San Francisco and natural places in the US! I am sure you will have enough time to travel around this gorgeous country.
“I know, it might sound corny, but if I could wish something I would wish happiness for everyone, I care a lot about people around me so, if everybody its happy I would too”
Ana Maria, welcome once again to this incredible team! This is just a little bit about this interesting woman and if you are interested to know about her, do not doubt to talk to Ana. I am sure she will be glade to talk to you all!

 

 

 

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