Welcome, Keri from S. Africa!

We warmly welcome Keri, our next au pair to the Philadelphia and Bucks County cluster today! Keri is 24, she is a Teacher from S. Africa. Keri will live in Merion Station, PA with her lovely host family and two kids.

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Keri has a lot of experience with the kids all ages, and she is very good in making arts and crafts. Look on that  picture,au pair art

Keri’s hobbies and interests are reading, video games, photography, arts and crafts. Look again how creative Keri is

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Three adjective that describe Keri are optimistic, patient, determined.

Keri said that the best compliment she received was that she was able to live up the expectations.

Keri has already many friends in the cluster and two buddies Ana from Colombia and Aimee from South Africa.

Welcome Keri,  we can not wait to meet you on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 1:00 pm for the Au Pair meeting, Party, and Class on 2017 tax preparation for Au pairs and the Library tour at Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Room 5-6, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189

Au Pairs Buddy Appreciation Party!

In 2015,  we started  a new cluster tradition Au Pairs Buddy Day! The new tradition strengthens cluster’s bonds, enriches cultural exchange, and creates lasting memories.keep-calm-and-party-with-an-au-pair-buddyWe are having a great experience with  Au Pairs buddy program . Many Au Pairs became the great buddies, helped new Au Pairs and made a lot of friends.Au Pair buddy  party

Our second annual buddy appreciation party will be 02.28.2016 at Brunswick Zone XL Feasterville. The Au Pairs Buddy Day celebration is an important way to create a positive cluster culture, a sense of unity and belonging to the cluster and help Au Pairs have a great experience from the beginning and prevents many issues

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Come join us for an Au Pair meeting and Buddy Day celebration! It is a way to say thank-you and show appreciation to our buddies.  There are going to be fun, laser games and a lot of surprises. You can have a great time with the Au Pairs from 8 countries!

 

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

Introducing Aline, an Au Pair from Brazil.

I would like to welcome a new member of our cluster, Aline. Aline came from Brazil and she is 21 years old. She arrived to New York on May 31st and moved to Wynnewood, PA on June 5th. She is taking care of two boys, 4 and 6 years old. Aline’s buddy will be myself (Lilla).

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Aline answered some questions regarding being an aupair.

Why would you like to be an aupair?

“Like to match all the things I like, travel, learn, culture and know how is the American way life, and take of the children is the most important and I love kids. So I’m here to do my best with this job, and explore all the world on my off time! Excited for this!”

What are your hobbies and interests?

“I love travel, take photos, be with my friends and family, and I also love to make friends, everywhere I go, I like to talk with new persons. My interests is lo learn other languages and travel as much as I can here.”

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What was the best event last month that happened to you?

“Well, last month I was preparing myself for this exchange, so I was making my bags, enjoying my family, my friends, and my pets.  This is not an event, but for me was an exciting month, I was anxious to arrive here, so was very good!”

What three adjectives best describe you?

“Hard working, Positive and Happy.”

Which places would you like to visit?

“I will plan a travel to Las Vegas, Hawaii and California.”

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What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?

“Hanging out with my friends, go to lunch/dinner, watch movies, sleep a little and shopping.”

What was the best compliment you have ever received?

“Everybody is saying that my English is very good. I’m happy with that.”

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Dear Aline, enjoy your time in the US and have an amazing au pair experience!

We will see you on our next au pair meeting which will be on July 11th, 2015 at Glencairn museum, Bryn Athyn, PA.

Bowling with the Au Pair buddies and friends.

We are going bowling on Sunday, January, 18. 2015 and we want you there! Put on your comfortable clothes and a smile for fun bowling party with the Au Pair buddies and friends from Go Au Pair. keep-calm-and-party-with-an-au-pair-buddyFor the first time we are going to celebrate a Buddy Day! It is a way to say thank-you and show appreciation to our buddies- Au Pair from Germany Cosima, Au Pairs from Colombia Monica, Joana and Luisa, Au Pairs from S. Africa Cherry, Nita, and Tania, Au Pair from Ukraine Oksana, Au Pairs from El Salvador Claudia, Yoselin and Karla, Au Pair from Mexico Brenda.

We started Au Pairs buddy program in the Philadelphia and Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster nine months ago. Many Au Pairs helped new Au Pairs and made a lot of friends as well. The Au Pairs buddy program creates a positive cluster culture and a sense of unity and belonging to the cluster. The program helps new Au Pairs have a great experience from the beginning and prevents many issues.

Come join us for an Au Pair meeting and two hour bowling party on January, 18. 2015, at 1:00 pm at Thunderbird Lanes, that is located at 1130 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.  There are going to be fun and a lot of surprises. You can have a great time with the Au Pairs from 9 countries!

Au Pair Sis on Facebook.

Janine, Au Pair Sis recently joined Go Au Pair team for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Philadelphia. Many new Au Pairs were surprised to learn that Au Pair Sis Janine is not an imaginary person. Even though a few Au Pairs were friends with Au Pair Sis on Facebook,  they didn’t know that Janine Au Pair Sis is not a made-up person for Go Au Pair.Au Pair Sis

Gladly, Au Pair Sis Janine  is a real person, LOL and it  was fun to meet  Janine  in person. The Au Pairs and Janine spent quality time together, shared their thoughts and concerns, asked her many questions, and took a lot of photos. It was a special exciting opportunity to meet Janine! We are looking forward to inviting Au Pair Sis to our meeting again.Au Pairs at Walk Now Autism Speaks

Au Pair Sis represents Go Au Pair page on Facebook and has more that 1700 likes.Au Pair Sis

Please learn more about Janine here.

Janine has more than five hundreds friends on facebook. You can send her a friend request on Janine Au Pair Sis. You can also message and ask a private question.

Share your status or tag Janine in your pics and posts! Other Au Pairs can check out your experience in the US! Stay tuned!

Be here! Be happy!

 

Halloween Cluster Meeting

First of all, I’d like to thank Polina for hosting a wonderful Halloween party for the au pairs where we had great food, fun games and also got the chance to make new friends.

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During our party, Polina organized some Halloween games which was a lot of fun. We played the Candy Corn Relay Race, Apple Peeling,  Apple Seed Testing and we got a glimpse  into our future with some candles, here were the results:

Violet: You’ll be blessed spiritually and overcome something difficult in your future.

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Green: You’ll have balance and harmony in your future, and you’ll also become sexy 😉

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Pink: You’ll have passion, love and nurturing in your future.

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The winner of the costume competition was Cosima, our real red riding hood! Congrats Cosima! 🙂

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After the competition we changed and headed out to the Active Acres Farm where we first went through the Haunted House, which was done extremely good – if you’re lucky enough, you’ll get to see to your name on a grave in the graveyard behind the house 😉

After doing the Haunted House, we did the Sleepy Hollow Hayride. Personally it was a bit disappointing (and freezing) but we still had a lot of fun! One thing to definitely look forward to is The Headless Horseman.

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Everyone that participated, thank you! I’m looking forward to our next cluster meeting, which will be on the second of November for the Autism Walk in Philadelphia 🙂

Stay tuned!

Join a Barbeque Party to Support the Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

On August 3, 2014 at 12 pm the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster will host a barbecue party in Core Creek Park, Langhorne, PA 19047 as a support of  Autism Speaks  Philadelphia. The Au Pairs and I are planning a big fundraising event to support the Walk Now for Autism Speaks on that day.
It is also a family Day Conference and an Au Pair meeting. We are going to celebrate birthdays, farewell and welcome parties for a few new Au Pairs: Au Pair Nita from S. Africa,  Au Pair Natalia from Colombia,  Au Pair Ling from China, Au Pair Rachel from S. Korea, Au Pair Andrea from Colombia and others.  autism1
Several months ago Au Pairs from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster created Au Pair’s committee to raise money and organize the walk. Last month we had the first fundraising event- an Au Pair International Pot-Luck Dinner and we raised $220.IMG_20140629_215409
Everyone is welcome and any food contributions will be appreciated. Au pairs will organize games and crafts for kids and adults. There will be lots of activities and fun things to do.support Autism
 The picnic area is behind the Bucks County Core Creek Dog Park. If you and your family and friends are interested in attending, please contact me. I will provide all the details about the event and the direction to the picnic. There is an entrance fee of $5 for an adult and $3 for a child, which will go towards our fundraising efforts.core Greek Park free
Please also join us on “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” in Philadelphia on November 2, 2014. For more information, check out and join the facebook page for Au Pairs volunteering in the USA.

Au Pair’s International Pot-Luck and Raising funds for Autism

Ophelia’s Diary.

This was my last Au Pair activity in Philadelphia, also one of my favorite Au Pair meeting. We had an international Pot- Luck. As we had Au Pair from South Africa, Colombia, Ecuador, China, Mexico, Germany, Ukraine and El Salvador at the meeting, we tried food from 8 countries. The food was so delicious.

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I feel so lucky we have Au Pairs from so many different countries. Different background makes us all unique. But on the other hand, we are similar as we are all caring Au Pairs from Go Au Pair!

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After the Pot-Luck, we had an auction to raise funds for Autism. Please join our team on facebook. Every Au Pair brought some items which were wrapped in bags, then we all participated in the auction. the Au Pair Auction

Au Pair Annie was the auctioneer. The events went very well. We raised $220 totally. The participators got something they like as well.

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Then we just relaxed in the swimming pool, said goodbye to each other as so many of us will leaving soon. I feel sad that I couldn’t attend the Walk Now Autism Speaks any more. Au Pair swimming PoolHope everything goes well for the Au Pair program in the future and many new Au Pairs can join.

Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary.

Japanese festival with Au Pair friends

Ophelia’s Diary.

My host family lives very close to the Cherry Blossom festival location. I rode my bike early and spent a great time before an Au Pair meeting. Sakura SundayAround 12:00 pm my Local Area Representative Polina and some Au Pairs from Philadelphia , Bucks County and NJ came to the Sakura Sunday event. We were so glad to see each other. Au Pair friends

When we Au Pairs get together we always have so much to say that we can’t get it all out. I am just so happy to meet my dear Au Pair friends and Polina.Sakura Sunday

We took cute pictures together with cosplay girls.Au Pairs Philadelphia

After a quick lunch, we went to see Prettiest Pet in Pink Parade. There were a lot homeless dogs there were waiting for being adopted, I hope this festival can help them find a home soon.

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Then we enjoyed cosplay girls and guy sang Japanese songs. It’s full of power in their voices. After the singing, we enjoyed a great Cosplay Fashion Show. Au Pair friends

It was my first time seeing a show like this.

Summer Blackhurst, the Go Au Pair blog’s author, in her post Childcare and Cultural Exchange talks about cultural exchange and cultural immersion that broaden kids horizons and teaches about another culture lives.Au Pairs Bucks County, NJ, Philly  

The Au Pair program brings the cultural exchange to all Au Pairs and Host Families. I really like Japanese festival at Fairmount park. So far, I attended all the Au Pair activities and I like all of them!

Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary

 

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