Do you have the best Au Pair ever?

Tell the world about your experience and recognize your Au Pair for all the wonderful things your Au Pair does for your family by participating at 2020 #LoveMyAuPair Contest with Go Au Pair. That recognition makes each Au Pair a winner already!

Every year many Host Families from Go Au Pair participate in Love My Au Pair Contest and love to share their experience with their truly amazing Au Pairs.

The winners is determined by an essay nomination provided by Host Families and they all get recognition and prizes. In addition, top 3 eligible Au Pairs will be entered to win the worldwide Au Pair of the Year Award and FREE trip to Malta! The International Au Pair Association (IAPA) will present the Au Pair of the Year Award to one outstanding Au Pair in March 2020 during Work Exchange Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference.

Last year five Go Au Pair Host Families from the Philadelphia and Bucks County area  nominated their outstanding Au Pairs for the 2019 Love My Au Pair Contest and Ukrainian Au Pair Mariia Belous and her Host Family- the Gerzon family became the runner up of 2019 Love My Au Pair contest with Go Au Pair and won a lot of prizes.

Do you feel that your Au Pair is “the world’s best au pairs and deserve to win the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award?” Please submit the nomination for the 2020 #LoveMyAuPair Contest with Go Au Pair. The Au Pairs with Go Au Pair were the winners of the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award a few times, ❤

Love My Au Pair Contest 2019

Every year many Host Families from Go Au Pair participate in Love My Au Pair Contest and love to share their experience with their truly amazing Au Pairs.

The winners is determined by an essay nomination provided by Host Families and they all get recognition and prizes. In addition, top 3 eligible Au Pairs will be entered to win the worldwide Au Pair of the Year Award and FREE trip to Luxembourg! The International Au Pair Association (IAPA) will present the Au Pair of the Year Award to one outstanding Au Pair in March 2019 during Work Exchange Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference.

This year five Go Au Pair Host Families from the Philadelphia and Bucks County area  nominated their outstanding Au Pairs for the 2019 Love My Au Pair Contest.

They all feel that their Au Pairs are “the world’s best au pairs and they deserve to win the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award!” That recognition makes each Au Pair a winner already!

Thank you for nominating extraordinary, exceptional Au Pairs

Maria Bilous from Ukraine

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Yue Lu from China

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Lore Nichele from Argentina

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Luz Adriana Sierra from Colombia

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I am very proud that we have many outstanding Au Pairs in the cluster and want to thank you the host families for sharing their inspiring stories about their amazing experience with their Au Pairs and the Au Pair Program!

 

Welcoming the first Argentine Au Pair.

By Tania M, au pair from Ukraine.

We are very excited to meet the first au pair from Argentina Julie! Julie will replace the au pair from Brazil Aline. Aline was an awesome au-pair, she was nominated for au pair of the year award! All the au-pairs from Go Au Pair Philadelphia are looking forward to meeting Julie.13265919_10201790749687686_5968902754672266875_n (2)

Julie’s host kids were so excited to meet her that they even made a special gift for her – a welcoming poster.

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Julie’s host mom made a great present for her  – a handmade lamp, so that she will feel cozy and comfortable in her new  room.

I am really lucky to interview Julie, especially because it’s my first time interviewing an au- pair! So, we asked her a couple of questions to get to know her better.Juli au pair argentina

1.Why do you want to be an au-pair?

I wanted to be and au pair because it’s a great opportunity for cultural exchange…for meeting new people and work with kids…It also gives me the opportunity to study in a college or university, so it’s like a complete package for me.

2. Please tell us something about your hobbies.

My hobbies are cooking, writing and reading. I like to go out with friends but not every weekend…

3. What places would you like to visit?

I’ll like to visit New Orleans, New York again, Chicago, Disney… California… And Philadelphia, o course.

4. What three adjectives best describe you?

I consider myself good with people, I’m studying to be a psychologist, so that it’s kind of a requirement… I’m also a good singer, I think, hahahaha

Wow, I was surprised to find out there’s one more person in our cluster, who’s interested in psychology! We’ll have a lot to discuss when we meet, Julie:)Julis au pair argentina

5.Did you like the NY Au Pair introductory workshop? Why?

I really like the workshop, Patrick was amazing with us and taught everything perfectly. I’ll recommend it. I liked it because it was a very good way to start to know the culture in this country. And because it teaches you a lot of stuff that you need to know before working with kids.

Thank you for the answers, Julie, we are looking forward to seeing you in person and spending time with you, sharing our experience and impressions of being an au-pair.

2015 Au Pair Of the Year!

Every year the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) presents the Au Pair of the Year Award to one outstanding Au Pair. This award is based on many nominations from Host Families around the world!

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German au pair Lena Halberstadt was named Au Pair of the Year 2015 by (IAPA) today.  Lena is an Au Pair from AuPairCare and her host family, the Rasmussen family, from Northville, MI, said that Lena,”has been a positive ray of sunshine. At just 18, she is ridiculously mature. Five kids with very different personalities and a large age gap is no easy assignment yet Lena accomplishes it with ease.”Lena  2015

From 59 nomination essays, IAPA has selected three 2015 Au Pair of the Year finalists. One of the three finalists is Au Pair from Go Au Pair agency, Terri Abbott.  Terry is 27-year-old and she is from South Africa.Best S. African Au Pair 2015 Terri

Go Au Pair Au Pairs been internationally recognized through IAPA award many times in the past, and this year the Au Pair from the Go Au Pair agency been chosen as a finalist as well. 

Terri was nominated by the Sherr family from Peyton, CO. Her host family says,In addition to being an invaluable asset to our family, Terri is very outgoing….She has vigor for life and adventure like no one I have ever met. This love for life and exploration has overflowed into my boys. They see her fearlessly taking on new experiences and can see her genuine enthusiasm as she does it. She has fun! She is an incredible role model and terrific big ‘sister’.“ 

The third finalist is 19-year-old Au Pair Maja Grüttner from Sweden, who was nominated by the Harris family, UK.maja_sq

According to IAPA, “The Au Pair of the Year Award provides au pairs the recognition and credit they deserve and enhances the public’s awareness of this wonderful cultural exchange programme and the mutual benefit au pairs and families get from it.”

Congratulations to Terri, Maja and all excellent Au Pairs who were nominated by their families for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award and 2015 winner, German au pair Lena Halberstadt!

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.”

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Adriana Zhang, the Au Pair from Newtown, Bucks County is about to finish her first Au Pair year. She is  a 2014 Au Pair in Excellence Nominee. Adriana and other Au Pair from Bucks County get noticed for their help to a community.Au pairs in the Philadelphia Flowe Show

Adriana is an Au Pair from China, she lives with a family in  Bucks County, and she is taking care of four children under the age of six. Adriana’s host family appreciates her help. Adriana’s host mom wrote about her: “Adriana has been a tremendous asset to our family. She is hard working and has a wonderful attitude and work ethic. ”

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Adriana said about her child care experience: “Every day I prepare the food for kids, feed them and give kids classes.  I help them take a bath, do homework, read a story, sing a song and pray with them.  We have a lot of activities: play outside, do some crafts, and decorate our house before the holidays.  I teach kids Chinese song, Chinese poem and Mandarin. I have a lot of fun with my host kids.”

Peddler's villlage with Adriana's hostAdriana is very thankful to Go Au Pair, she said in her review ,”There are many beautiful memories in my life. I love my au pair life here. Thank you Go Au Pair!”

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“I’m so glad I have this chance to know more about west culture. I have a lot of fun and got a lot of childcare experiences during my au pair life.” Au pair party

Adriana is very active,  she is always the first to volunteer and help new Au Pairs . She volunteered at church and helped people learn English. Adriana made a lot of friends and got a new family. Her host kids will always remember her.

Adriana left a lot of great memories too. This weekend her host family throws a farewell party for Adriana. We will miss you, Adriana.

The Au Pair program opens the world.

Could you imagine leaving your country in your early 20 for the first time and flying to a different continent without any support, without knowing that there are people who will assist you?

The Au Pair program opens the world. Many young people are grateful for an opportunity to be an Au Pair  and explore the world. There are many interesting place to explore even around their area when Au Pairs attend Go Au Pair cluster meetings.IMG_9025

2013 year was a great year for the Au Pair Ophelia He from China. She has accomplished a lot thanks to the Au Pair program, her host family in Philadelphia and Go Au Pair agency.

On July 8, 2013  Ophelia arrived to New York! This was the first flight in her life and a long one-a whopping 20 hours.New York workshop

After the New York Workshop, where she met Au Pair Sis and a lot Au Pairs from around the world, Ophelia started her wonderful Au Pair life in Philadelphia.Au Paiirs goaupair

Since her arrival, Ophelia has had so many good memories together with her friends and her host family, many of which have been memorialized  in Ophelia diary.

The Au Pair program opens the world for Ophelia. She has already explored many interesting places in Philadelphia and outside  during her vacation time. Ophelia volunteered at the Philadelphia Marathon, traveled to Atlantic City, spent Thanksgiving in Houston, visited a new host family in Las Vegas, celebrated her first Christmas in Alaska and Chinese New Year in Philadelphia,  and even hiked in Hawaii.
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Ophelia has many plans for the future and is grateful for the Au Pair program granting her the opportunity to explore the world.  I think that it has been a great experience for Ophelia’s host family as well.  The family nominated Ophelia Host Family for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award in 2014. Read a press release Au Pairs in Excellence Nomination- Au Pairs stand out.
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From Ophelia’s Diary page you can read all entries about her Au Pair journey. Happy reading!

Cultural exchange activities for Au Pairs in Bucks County, PA

I invite you to learn more about  Go Au Pair Program and the Philadelphia and NJ area Go Au Pair’s cluster!  We had a very successful 2013 year and many happy families and Au Pairs. “We were also fortunate to have the kind support of our Local Area Representative, who is great with organizing the Au Pairs in her cluster“, commented a host father from Bucks County, PA

The Philadelphia and NJ cluster has doubled, and also six families from this cluster nominated their Au Pairs for the “Au Pair of the Year Award 2013″.aupair excellence

There are many unique programs that support Go Au Pair’s Au Pairs- Au Pair Sis,  Au Pairs Buddy program, etc. The agency believes that happy Au Pairs are the driving force behind happy kids and families.Au Pair Sis

As a Local Area Representative for Go Au Pair in the Philadelphia and NJ area, I feel that it is very important to offer to the Au Pairs rich cultural exchange activities.  “I really like Japanese festival at Fairmount park. So far, I attended all the Au Pair activities and I like all of them!”, commented Au Pair Ophelia.

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We started 2014 with learning about Chinese Culture and celebrating Chinese New Year. In March, Au Pairs  from the Philadelphia and NJ area volunteered at the Philadelphia Flower Show Au Pairs  Philadelphia Karla and Joana

Volunteering is part of American culture, and many Au Pairs have never volunteered before. In addition to a spirit of volunteerism and helping a community, volunteering with Au Pairs friends provided Au Pairs with an opportunity of learning cultures of other countries and have fun with friends. We even motivated Go Au Pair in Providence  to volunteer –Go Au Pair Providence Wants to Volunteer!

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Recently, group of Au Pairs learned about Japanese culture at Cherry Blossom Festival. We enjoyed Japanese songs and dances, and a Fashion Show.welcome day with Go Au pair Bucks County

Next cultural exchange activity for Au Pairs is volunteering for the Newtown local community.  Au Pairs are looking forward to this event – 12 Au Pairs signed up to volunteer!hands_community  

The Au Pairs from the Philadelphia and NJ area will volunteer on May 4, 2014, at the Welcome Day Arts Festival, in Newtown PA.

Diana, an Au Pair in Excellence from NJ

There are many outstanding Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency in Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJFour Au Pairs from China out of five Chinese Au Pairs from our cluster were awarded this year. Please read about the Au Pairs  Ophelia,  Adriana,  Hui and Diana bellow – 2014 Au Pair in Excellence Nominees.

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Today I would like to post about the Au Pair from China, Diana Zhu, who was nominated by her Host Family for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award in 2014. 

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Diana Zhu is a second year Au Pair with Go Au Pair. Diana lives in NJ with a wonderful host family with two adorable boys. Diana  has really become part of the family. Diana’s family always told me that they truly love having Diana around. Diana often joined her host family for pizza night, Sunday spaghetti, headed down to the shore on weekends, and attended many her extended host family’s events. Also, Diana has taken many classes at Raritan Valley Community College and improved her English. Au Pair contest 6

She is always first to volunteer or help. She has a beautiful smile and a loving personality. Diana’s photo got the second prize in an Au Pair photo contest this year. 

Diana is cheerful, calm, and good with kids.”Her calming personality makes any situation easy to handle, but what is more comforting is we know Diana feels at home with us.”, said Diana’s host mom.

Reading Diana’s host family nomination essay made me tear up. “There is not a day that goes by that we are not thankful for Diana.  She has endured a lot with our family. We have helped her navigate home late in the evening from school, spent time with her on homework, comforted her during Duke’s destruction, and helped her discipline the boys.  And she has kindly spoken about Chinese culture, home and her life and family across the globe.  It seems strange that we would call Diana anything other than family.

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She has volunteered at the Philadelphia marathon, celebrated a very special twenty-third birthday, shared Christmas and a  happy New Year.  We look forward to future milestones like celebrating the Chinese New Year and a family vacation to Aruba.  Although Diana is our first Au Pair, I can confidently say she is the best.  She has a special soul and a light inside her that shines brightly.  This soft-spoken Au Pair from China that will forever be a part of the Migliaro Family has made a mark so bold that we owe her more than the words on this paper”.

Go Au Pair agency recognized six Au Pairs from our cluster out of 45 Au Pairs from Go Au Pair who went above and beyond their job as Au Pairs. Read a press release Au Pairs in Excellence Nomination- Au Pairs stand out.

Congratulations, Diana and other nominees.

Bucks County Au Pairs in Excellence

This month, Go Au Pair agency recognized 45 Au Pairs who went above and beyond their job as Au Pairs. Read a press release Au Pairs in Excellence Nomination- Au Pairs stand out.

There are two outstanding Au Pairs from Bucks County who were nominated by their Host Families for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award in 2014.

Chinese Au Pair Hui

Hui Han, an Au Pair from China, lives in Yardley, Bucks County.  She had a challenging task to join the host family with two kids who recently lost their mom. The kids’ father spent many hours looking for the right Au Pair candidate.

The host father with two kids shared his story. You can read his posts: Why consider an Au Pair?   Looking forward to having a Chinese Au PairWelcoming a Chinese Au Pair to our family. Time flies very fast, and  one year and a half went since the Au Pair Hui joined the family.

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Her host father nominated the Au Pair Hui for Au Pair of the Year Award and shared his great experience”We were also fortunate to have the kind support of our Local Area Representative, who is great with organizing the Au Pairs in her cluster.  She too could see that Hui was mature and good for the children.  As the days passed by, I could tell that the children we happier at school and at home.  While no one was going to replace their mother, we had built a new family structure.  Having Hui there for them and helping out on their Chinese assignments was a source of stability in our household.”

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Hui is very reliable, mature and trustworthy Au Pair.  She is also very active and has many friends. I think that she traveled more than any Au Pair I know. She has been to New York City, New Hampshire, Boston, California, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and visited friends in Idaho to name a few places. Hui took art class at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and then a class at Princeton University She also loves volunteering, skiing and skating with her friends and her twin sister.

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In a few months Hui will leave the family. Her host father says,”I know she will take her independence and maturity on to the next phase of life. I hope we will appreciate her as much as she deserves, even after she has gone.”Au Pair Hui  China 6 Congratulation, Hui! Your name is written among other nominees of Au Pairs in Excellence on Go Au Pair website and also in your host kids hearts!

Read  Go Au Pair blog about Go Au Pair’s Au Pair in Excellence Winners.

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