I was born in a warm family in Chengdu which is the largest city in southwest of China. I’m the only child, but I never felt lonely, my parents love me very much.
I always wanted to be a teacher and care for kids. I chose preschool education and after I graduated from College I had been a Montessori teacher for three years in China. Then I was looking for more challenges and decided to become an Au Pair. I wanted to improve my English skills to be an outstanding English teacher for kids when I come back.
Last summer I came to the United States as an Au Pair for Go Au Pair agency. I live in Bucks County, near Philadelphia with a lovely host family and I have been an Au Pair for ten months. During these months I have learned a lot of things and I’m very thankful to my current host family for that.
My host family has three amazing kids. At the time I came, their ages were from 3 days old to 3.5 years old. Before I came to US, I used to take care of 1.5-6 year old kids. To take care of a newborn baby was a big challenge for me. Fortunately, my host mom and host grandma taught me a lot of things. Now I feel very confident to take care of newborn babies.
A little baby boy likes smiling and I like to take pictures. So he has been my youngest model for ten months. I take his picture on 28th every month, because his birthday is June 28th. I hope I could give him very special memory.
At the time I came, the second child was one and half years old. When she turn two I started to train her potty, now she could wear underwear whole day long. That’s a big deal for her, she is so cute and she steals my heart.
At first, when I spoke Chinese to the oldest host child, she didn’t know what I meant and I had to speak English again. But after we were spoken Chinese every day during 10 months, she can speak three languages, Chinese, English and Taiwanese. Sometimes she would like to use three languages to make a sentence. It’s fun to be with her, she is full of love. She calls me a Big Sister.
I love kids so much and it is going to be hard to say goodbye. Unfortunately my first year almost done and I need to move forward. Now when I have even more experience in taking good care of children, I am looking forward to a new challenge.
I’d like to extend with a new host family and care for children with love. I love to teach kids many things: sing song, dance and play piano, speak Chinese language, and play sport. I like to watch them grow and learn.
I’d like to experience as more as I can, keep learning English, American culture, and share with my new family some Chinese traditions and culture.
I feel that the Au Pair program is a good program which is full of love. It teaches us how to love kids and feel their love.
By Wenjie, an Au Pair from China.