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.

 

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!

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
Amazing location:full cousin Au Pairs Philadelphia and Bucks County

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!

Walking tour with Free and Friendly Tours in Philadelphia

On Saturday,  11.07.2015 we had an Au Pair meeting in the Center City of Philadelphia.  Au Pairs from Go Au Pair cluster and their friends took a walking tour “The Billy Penn” in Philadelphia. We had a fantastic experience with Free and Friendly Tours and our guide Mark. We enjoyed the informative and fun tour, the lovely places in Philly and the beautiful fall. We will definitely take another tour.Au Pairs walking tour 3Please enjoy the guest post by Au Pair Aline from Brazil

Last Saturday, all the au pairs met for an interesting walking tour in Philadelphia. There were more than 20 Au Pairs- Chinese Au PairsColombian Au Pairs, Ecuadorian Au PairsAustralian Au PairsSouth African Au PairsMexican Au Pairs, and Au Pairs from other countries and their friends.Au pairs on the tour 1The weather was pretty good, kind of cold, but nice to walk and take pictures.Au Pairs walking tour

We had a fun tour guide, his name is Mark. He was so smart telling usall the things behind the history and he put fun inside his history – such a good time Mark, thank you for our tour.Au pairs on the tour 2

All the girls couldn’t fell in love with the fall and special places in Philadelphia.Au pairs on the tour 6

Everybody took a lot of pics! Let’s share the moment with you.Au Pairs walking tour 1

Washington, DC – April 18th & 19th

As apart of the Go Au Pair program, an au pair must complete 72 hours of 6 credit unites over the course of their 12 month placement. With this in mind I signed up for the CULTURAL HIGHWAYS education program which includes 3 classroom sessions at Pierce College, (1x Saturday and 2x Sundays) as well as a tour of Washington, DC. The Washington, DC tour was this weekend (April 18th & 19th) and I absolutely had the time of my life and 100% recommend it to everyone!

Ron Dingman was our tour manager and I hope you are lucky enough to have this wonderful man on your tour! He is so funny and nice and will help you with any question no matter how dumb it may be! (I certainly gave him a run for his money on how many dumb questions he could handle in one weekend).

Our tour bus was departing Philadelphia (30th street station) at 10.10am sharp and I wanted to be on time so I caught the 7:45am train from Colmar statio which was expected to arrive at 30th street station at 8:49am. I only needed a 1 way train ticket which was $7.00.

Upon arrival at 30th street station I met some of the other girls on this trip. They brought snacks and drinks for the long bus ride however as I am extremely poor at the moment I chose the cheaper option which was to go IMG_6010[1]without. In the end I did by 1x 500ml bottle of coke zero which cost me $2.69 at ‘Au Bon Pain’.

We got on the bus and the journey began. There were already other au pairs on the bus who were picked up from places such as New York and New Jersey. We were on the bus for an hour before making our first rest stop At this rest stop I brought my lunch which was ‘Pop Eye Chicken’, I ordered a 3x piece chicken combo which included fries, this cost me, $7.89. After this 30 minute rest break we were back on the road and didn’t stop until 2.00pm for our 2nd and final rest stop at Union Station- I did not purchase anything here as I was not hungry from such a huge lunch!

We left here at 2:35pm to set off to our first landmark which was THE WHITE HOUSE! This was definitely my favourite site of the DC trip! After that we left and went to the LINCOLN MEMORIAL & THE REFLECTION POOL. Both of these were absolutely outstanding! From there we went to the NATIONAL MALL and there we saw the World war 1 and 2 memorial as well as the JFK memorial.

So once we’d seen this we headed to the hotel to check in (We stayed at the Hilton Arlington). The Hotel was absolutely magnificent! Stunning design, gorgeous, furniture, friendly staff and comfortable beds, it was abslolutley perfect!

Essentially I walked in and walked out because a friend I made on the tour wanted to go see a band that was playing called ‘Oh Honey’. The band was playing at the Rock and Roll Hotel and public transport was going to take an hour to get there and so we used ‘Uber’ instead of a taxi/ cab as it was cheaper. The Uber ride was roughly 25 minutes and cost us $20 which is certainly cheaper than any taxi! (Especially as it only ended up being $10 each).IMG_6011[1]

Tickets for the show cost $15 so we purchased those and then went inside, only to find out ‘Oh Honey’ wasn’t playing until 10pm. As we weren’t interested in the opening act we decided to get dinner. We ended up at Impala (just across the road from the Rock and Roll hotel) which was a nice little Mexican restaurant. I ordered a steak with fries and vegetables, with a coke. The meal was fantastic and only cost me $17.90. (Something I will definitely miss when I leave the U.S is free refills!)

We headed to the concert at 9.00pm and listened to the opening act ‘Public’ and then obviously the main act ‘Oh Honey’. I had never seen this band before however I had a really good night and I could not recommend them enough !!

We left at midnight after a meet and greet with the band and caught an ‘Uber’ ride back to the hotel. As it was later in the night and rides were in highIMG_5680[1]er demand the total price ended up being $30, and so the two of us split it, spending $15.00 each. The rest of the night I spent with my room mates.

The next morning we got u

p at 8am as the bus was leaving at 9:15am. I got ready as quickly as possible however did not have time for breakfast which was totally disapointing as I was really looking forward to having something from Ihop for the first time.

We departed with our luggage loaded on the bus at 9:15pm and our first stop was the AIR FORCE MEMORIAL. We spent 20 minutes there before being dropped at the National Mall and being given 3 hours of free time. I chose to see the WASHINGTON MONUMENT as well as the HOLOCAUST MUSEUM- both attractions were free.

Before leaving the girls and I got lunch and sat on the grass to eat it. I got McDonalds from a pop up stand as there was nothing else around and this cost me $5.70.

We departed Washington, DC at 2.55pm exactly only making one stop on the way home where I did not purchase anything as I was well and truely broke and wasn’t hungry anyway.

We arrived at 30th street station at 6:40pm and I waited until 7:11pm for my train home to Colmar station where I drove home from.

This trip is well recommended to all au pairs! The cost of the classes and trip in total is $369 which is coverIMG_6004[1]ed by your host family. You make so many friends, irreplaceable memories and have so much fun! Could not recommend it enough!

St Patrick’s Day Parade

As we all know it was just St Patrick’s day and in the past I’ve never been a celebrator for St Patrick’s day its more just bIMG_0829een an excuse to get drunk which is pretty much an Australian tradition no matter the holiday, but this year being in America and everything I thought I’d get into the spirit and attend my first ever St Patrick’s Day parade.

Never the less on Sunday the 15th of March I headed to Philadelphia to watch the parade! Now to paint a little picture for you all, lately the weather has been warming up, and I was staying at a friends on the Saturday night so I didn’t pack my coat because I wanted to pack light. And so on this faithful Sunday morning with a temperature of below 5 degrees Celsius, all I was wearing was leggings, a t-shirt and a denim jacket. I feel safe in my heart in saying, I have never been so cold in my entire life! It was by far the moIMG_0784st painfully, freezing cold I have every experienced!

So anyways, the day was completely amazing! I love meeting new au pairs, there all as crazy as me which is amazing and have the same nerves and fears as me which calms me down and helps me a lot to know that I’m not the only one!   IMG_0729

Au Pair memories

Blogging about Au Pairs experience is another Philadelphia and  NJ cluster tradition. Sharing with others about great experience became a part of our cluster’s life. If some Au Pairs couldn’t attend the meeting, they can read about the Au Pair meeting on the blog.

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There are also many posts, journals and diaries from former Au Pairs on this blog.

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Au Pair Cosima from Germany started her writing project Au Pair Mission recently. Cosima interviewed many Au Pairs already and made a lot of friends. She is working with many prospective Au Pairs on their interviews. Cosima is also a buddy to new Au Pair Nita who lives in New Hope, Bucks County and Au Pair Rikie who lives in NJ.Au Pair Ophelia life

Please read  Ophelia Diary about Chinese Au Pair experience of living as an Au Pair in Philadelphia. Ophelia recently extended with the host family and moved to Las Vegas to a new experience.

Au Pair Journal  is the memories that Brazilian Au Pair Juliana left. She was an Au Pair in Bucks County.

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South African Au Pair Lala shared with us her Au Pair Diary. She was an Au Pair in Philadelphia.
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Those Au Pairs chose to share their experience with Au Pairs from the cluster and others. It may help new Au Pairs learn from Au Pairs that are currently in the program or that have completed the Au Pair Program.

This tradition of writing on the blog is also important because help create writing memories that may last much longer this way. In fact, the memories never go away.au pairs in Temple

Meet the Au Pairs in Excellence from China

“Summertime is a big time for Au Pair farewells.  Host Families often schedule their transitions in the summer to leave room for training new Au Pairs during the summer vacation,” said Summer in her post” Time to Say Goodbye

A few Au Pairs had a farewell party in Newtown, Bucks County, PA last week and are about to go.Thank you to our Au Pairs.

I would like to write today about four Au Pairs in Excellency from China before they leave the cluster.  Thank you for being great Au Pairs, Au Pairs in Excellency, girls!

Many Host Families from  Go Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia , NJ and Bucks County nominated their outstanding Au Pairs for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award in 2014. There were four Au Pairs from China.

Meet Au Pair in Excellence from Philadelphia Ophelia.Thei Ist bday

The Au Pair Ophelia lives in Philadelphia, she is having a very successful year with her young host parents that are almost the same age. Ophelia loves her host child very much, she said, “my little boyfriend Theo“. Please read Ophelia Diary. Ophelia’s family wrote,  “We cannot express how grateful we are to have her with us”.

Meet Au Pair in Excellence from NJ Diana.Au Pair from China

The Au Pair Diana lives in NJ with a wonderful host family and two adorable boys.  Her family says,“There is not a day that goes by that we are not thankful for Diana.  She has endured a lot with our family.”

Meet Au Pair in Excellence from Yardley, Bucks County, HuiAu Pair Hui

 The Au Pair Hui lives in Yardley, Bucks County.  She had a challenging task to join the host family with two kids who recently lost their mom. Her family says, “Having Hui there for them and helping out on their Chinese assignments was a source of stability in our household.”Au pair Newtown Bucks County

Meet Au Pair in Excellence from Newtown, Bucks County, Adriana.

The Au Pair Adriana lives in Newtown, Bucks County, and she is taking care of four children under the age of six. Her family says, ““Adriana has been a tremendous asset to our family. She is hard working and has a wonderful attitude and work ethic.”

2 AM Flood Warning in Philly

Ophelia’s Diary.

I just spent a very special night with my host family. Our building was attacked by flood at 2am in the morning! This is the most special night for me since I have been an Au Pair in Philadelphia.

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It has been raining a lot recently. We live just nearby the river. Around 2am when everyone was in dreaming, the alarm was turned on suddenly! Then I heard my host kid was crying.

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I was wondering what happened, my host family knocked my door, we got out of the building quickly. Then we saw what just happened, endless water was surrounding us.

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We waited outside until 3am, everything seemed ok, it started raining again. We are lucky nothing serious really happened. This emergency warning makes me appreciate my wonderful Au Pair life here even more. Thankfully I can still sit here tell you what’s going on.

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Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary.

Happy Easter 2014!

Ophelia’s Diary.

Even though I have been an Au Pair in Philadelphia almost 10 months, there are still a lot new things there waiting for me to explore. I just had my first Easter as an Au Pair!Au Pair Easter

Easter is a new holiday for my host child Theo as well. Theo and I had a good Friday together.Au Pair Easter

I prepared a little basket for him, he likes it a lot!Au Pair Easter

I attended an Easter party with Au Pair Adriana’s host family.Au Pair Easter

People performed the stories about Jesus there. After the performance, children started looking for the Easter eggs.

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The host prepared two thousands eggs totally!Au Pair Easter

This was such a big festival!Au Pair Easter

On Easter Sunday, we song in the choir of the Chinese Gospel Church. This was my first time to attend a choir. In China, only people who can sing really very well have the chance to sing in the choir.

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America is really a great place where people have enough freedom to enjoy their life best.Au Pair Easter

I love being an Au Pair in America!

Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary

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