2017 Au Pair in Excellency.

Go Au Pair  recognizes outstanding Au Pairs through the agency Love MY Au Pair Contest. The host families can submit their nominations for Love MY Au Pair Contest and all those Au Pairs will become Au Pairs in Excellence. The winner, two Runners Up  as well as their families will get a special prizes.

love my Au Pairs contestGo Au Pair just announced 2017 Au Pair in Excellence Winners and the Winners are
Winner: Gina Torres, Au Pair from Colombia
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Runner-Up #1: Desiree Velasquez, Au pair from Ecuador
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Runner-Up #2: Tatiana Blanco, Au pair from Colombia
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To view the full album and read all of the nominations, you can visit the Go Au Pair Facebook page

In addition, Go Au Pair will  enter three (3) eligible Au Pairs for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to IAPA’s 2018 Conference, held on March 17-19, 2018, in Seville, Spain, where one Au Pair will be officially recognized as the 2017 Au Pair of the Year and presented with a token prize and commemorative award.
Gina’s host family said, ” In the spring, Gina took a digital animation course at a local university and created a cartoon for our two kids, Aili (3 at the time) and Bo (1 at the time). Every week after making them breakfast, she takes them to swimming lessons and the zoo on Mondays, to the Science Museum on Tuesdays, to see a kids band on Wednesdays, to the Children’s Museum on Thursdays and to gymnastics and storytime in Spanish at the library on Fridays. In the afternoons, she gives daily reading time, music time and art time at home. All the while, she only speaks to them in Spanish, and they are now both fluent..……..we are so grateful for the light and warmth Gina brings to our family and teaches our children (and us).”

The Au Pair Program offers amazing opportunities for cultural childcare.
In addition, there is a New Year present for the Philadelphia & Bucks County Residents, they can save $1,000!

 

 

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Find the Right Au Pair with Go Au Pair.

Go Au Pair agency is happy to accommodate the needs of the Host Families and Au Pairs and ensure that the host families find the right Au Pair and the families and Au Pairs get the best match possible. Go Au Pair website has  Go Au Pair Community with a variety of improved features and tools. It helps host families easily find the right Au Pair that fits their unique needs. The host families  can use “Au Pairs Search” tool, and have full access to over 25 different search filters to perform customized searches.Go Au Pair volunteer 2016 ISF 13

Go Au Pair unique matching process allows our host families to view as many Au Pair files as they like at one time. The agency does not limit the number of files the host family can view and does not require a hold on an Au Pair for you to interview him/her.

The Mutual Match process means that the family has the opportunity to choose the Au Pair who is right for the family and the Au Pair chooses the family who is right for him/her. This ensures our families and Au Pairs get the best match possible.

In addition, new Host Families hosting an out-of-country Au Pair in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area  are  eligible for “Locals Only” Discount. Those who match with an Au Pair from Go Au Pair within 90 days of applying will get $750 off program fees! Join the Host Family Community and search Au Pairs right away.

 

Happy birthday, Shero!

II would like to wish a very happy birthday and also give a warm welcome to the new Au Pair Shero Jia​. Shero is an Au Pair from China and she just recently joined the Philadelphia Bucks County cluster. It will be Shero’s second year of being an Au Pair. Happy birthday and warm wishes from the Philadelphia cluster, dear Shero!

Au Pair chinaWe love to interview our Au Pairs. Enjoy Shero’s interview.

What are your hobbies and interests? Hiking, drawing, handcraft.

What was the best event/happening during last month? Thanksgiving day.

What three adjectives best describe you? Optimistic, patient, active.

What places you visited you like the most? Yellowstone national park.

What was your favorite way to spend your free time in the USA? Travel.

What is your favorite thing about being an au pair? Go different place,meet different friends, more independent.

What do you like about being an au pair in America, with Go Au Pair ? Through the agency make me feel more safe.

What has been your best experience living in the US? Live with American family here.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned that being an au pair has taught you? Try my best to answer the kids ‘why’ questions . ❤

How do you like the experience being a part of an American family? Good. I learn a lot from my host family.

What are new things you experienced? For me , many new things. I thought a lot before, now I did a lot.

What place would you like to visit? All the wonderful place.

What was the best complement you have ever received? American Driving license.

What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? Smiling and crying.

We want to wish you all the love and happiness in the world, and laughing and crying only from pleasure and joy.  Happy birthday, Shero!

Consider Hosting a Male Au Pair.

Many host families prefer male Au Pairs because they are usually easy going, more flexible and practical and willing to do more of the housework. Kids love male Au Pairs because they are creative with game and activities, love sports and spend time outside, camping, cycling, playing with the kids.

Consider Hendry, 20 year old Au pair from South Africa. Hendry already worked as an Au pair in China, “I have lived in China for a while where I was a tutor to children. I loved every moment.”

“I started working in China as an English teacher four months after I graduated. I
first had to do a TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course before I
could teach so I completed it and received an A grading. We used games to teach
the children so they are entertained during the lessons. The children were
between the ages of three and eleven so I also had to keep an eye on them the
whole time during the lessons, breaks and lunch times. I learned a lot about their
culture and traditions and I enjoyed the experience very much.”

When I returned home I took on two part time jobs. In the morning I worked at a
daycare center named Wielie Walie where I worked with babies between the ages
of 3 and 24 months. During this time I had to change diapers, bathe them, feed
them, give them medicine, play games with them and I also had to potty train a
child. In the afternoon I worked at an after care center where I had to supervise
over the children and help them with homework and studying. They were
between the ages of ten and thirteen. hendry

I have a lot of experience working with children from all ages including babes. I was an English teacher in China last year so my English is excellent and I lived in another country before. I’m currently transporting children to school and their after school activities everyday so I’m also a very good driver. I am responsible, hard working, mature, honest, energetic and most importantly very good with children. I enjoy to cook, read, working out, cycling, being outdoors and to travel.
I would love to become a part of your family and be an older brother for your children. I would also like doing various activities with them like playing in the park, going to the library, baking and also to look after them”.

Hendry is looking for a host family in Pennsylvania state, if possibly in or near Philadelphia.

In Addition, Go Au Pair is offering an exclusive discount for Host Families living in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. With this discount and promotion, the average cost of an Au Pair is only $345 a week or only $7.66 an hour!

Host Families recognize their Au Pairs.

Every year the host families from Go Au Pair agency recognize their outstanding Au Pairs for the hard work, commitment and dedication. Many families are going to nominate their Au Pair for the Au Pair of the Year Award in 2017.

The family use the nomination as an opportunity to say thank you for the wonderful things their Au pairs are doing, and for the happiness they’ve brought into their lives.

Valntine the best Au Pair of the year

Last year five host families from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster recognized and nominated their Au Pairs for 2017 IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award for providing quality child care. Au Pair from Bucks County Valentine won 2017 Go Au Pair’s Au Pair in Excellence Award!

Valentine host family said, “We feel like Valentine has always been in our lives and she will ALWAYS be a part of our family—she is “THE BEST” and is truly deserving of being awarded Au Pair of the Year—she is definitely our Au Pair of the year for our little family. Having an Au Pair has made a BIG, positive difference in our lives!!”Au pair Bucks County

This year Au Pair nominee will have a chance to Enter IAPA’s 2017 Au Pair of the Year Award + Free Trip to Spain! Go Au Pair will automatically enter three (3) eligible Au Pairs for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to IAPA’s 2018 Conference, held on March 17-19, 2018, in Seville, Spain, where one Au Pair will be officially recognized as the 2017 Au Pair of the Year and presented with a token prize and commemorative award.

Go Au Pair Christmas party at Peddlers Village, Bucks County, PA!

On 17 th of December, 2017 our cluster had very fun Christmas party for the au pairs. ❤️We were in very cute place of Bucks County, PA – the Peddlers village! Au Pair Christmas Bucks County 3It felt like I was in a real fairy tale because  everything looked, smelt and sounded like Christmas outside!

Au Pair Christmas Bucks County 2 I like the Cock ‘n Bull restaurant and very special banquet room where we spent three hours of fun.Au Pair Christmas Bucks County lunchenoonWe had lovely time with a lot of fun games, karaoke, making crafts, exchanging the gifts, enjoying yummy food, friendly atmosphere and Christmas music. Au Pair ChristmasEveryone was happy, smiley and had fun!Au Pair ChristmasAnother Au Pair cluster from NJ joined our group and Au Pair from Spain Maria came even from NYC!Au Pair Christmas Bucks County in 2017It was very nice time!Au Pair Christmas Bucks County 12.2017I had my first American Christmas here with these lovely people from all around the world!Au Pair Christmas Bucks County PVI loved all the gifts I received from my friends and Go Au Pair! After party we went to explore more of the area! OMG!Au Pair Christmas Bucks CountyIt was awesome, the village was pretty decorated,  Christmas lights were everywhere, and we were taking a lot of nice pictures and laughing!Au Pair Christmas Bucks County 5I am thankful everyone for being there and create that Christmas mood. 😍💋🎁💃🏼🎀 I hope everyone enjoyed the party as much as I did!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all my heart!

Your Ukrainian au pair Mariia Bilous 💋

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.

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.”

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!

Temple university designed a new program for Au Pairs “PHILADELPHIA BY NIGHT.”

This Fall TEMPLE UNIVERSITY offers a new program for the Au Pairs living in Philadelphia and around areas “PHILADELPHIA BY NIGHT.” All courses will be held at Temple’s Center City campus (TUCC). The classes will begin on SEPTEMBER 18th and continue 10 weeks till NOVEMBER 30th, 2017. That new program designed specifically for Au Pairs! Temple University Au Pair program

Temple University’ Intensive English Language Program (IELP) and Continuing Education (CE) organized this program to cover the Au Pair program educational requirement. It stays that every Au Pair must attend classes offered by an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and complete six semester hours (12 for educare program), or the equivalent.  1 credit equals 12 hours – 6 credits equals 72 hours of class time.

There are two separate courses that Au Pairs can enroll in. Each course will last the duration of 10 weeks. Au pairs may enroll in both courses at the same time.
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IELP Language and Culture: IELP Language and Culture: Idioms, Slang, Vocabulary, and Activities. Explore aspects of American culture (music, arts, traveling etc..) while learning about associated language through listening and speaking format. Students will attend weekly events including, but not limited to dining, sporting events, concerts, and museum trips. This course meets for a total of 50 hours.

CE: Write here, Write now! Sharpen your writing skills and learn of effective ways in communicating with Americans.
the Au Pair program ESL class

If you have any questions,
please call or email Douglas C. Dilhomick Program Development Specialist
(215) 204-4677 at  tuc33821@temple.edu.

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