Bye Bye 2016 Welcome 2017.

New Year is a time to celebrate past accomplishments and look forward to future success.

Dear Host Families,  Au Pairs and friends!

Have a wonderful, prosperous New Year! May 2017 year bring you good health, joy, happiness, love, prosperity, new adventures, many friends, unforgettable memories and positive emotions.15628640_10202591469545182_757311906_o

I would like to wish all my readers a happy and peaceful holiday season and a Happy New Year. I am always happy that people come to this site.

Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true in 2017!

$1,000 off Go Au Pair Agency Fee for the Philadelphia and Bucks County families

Go Au Pair is pleased to welcome new Host Families hosting an out-of-country Au Pair in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area with a “Locals Only” Discount.

A new Host Family may be eligible for up to $1,000.00 in discounts! Those who match with an Au Pair from Go Au Pair within 90 days of applying will be eligible to receive $750 off program fees and pay no application fee!Print

Now is the best time to start the program. You can register online for free and interview as many candidates as you like, with no obligation! We have over 300 available au pairs, with several in-country au pairs, who could be working for you very soon.

Au Pairs are young people, ages 18-26, from foreign countries, who have skills and experience in childcare. All au pairs speaks English (rated 1 to 5), have previous skills and experience in caring for children, and Go Au Pair has already done all the legwork and screening for you.

Many of my host families found the program because they were looking for a better child care option. During my 6 years working as a Local Area Representative 25 host families from the Philadelphia-Bucks County cluster nominated their Au Pairs for IAPA’s Au Pair of the Year Award for their excellent work as Au Pairs!

This can be a life-changing experience for your family too!  Register today and save up to 15% off program fees when they host an au pair from Go Au Pair!

 

 

Come to Meet and Walk with Au Pair Sis to support Autism!

Lace up your sneakers and Walk Now for Autism Speaks with an international and fun Go Au Pair team and Au Pair Sis on Sunday, November 2nd. Come to meet in person Au Pair Sis Janine.

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Here are more details on the event.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun, family-friendly day of autism awareness, information, and fundraising for Autism Speaks. Please register with Go Au Pair team  before the walk and everyone is welcome to join!  Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Au Pairs walk 2014

We’ll met on November 2, 2014 at 10:00 am. Registration Volunteers will assist the participants in completing Walk Day Registration envelopes. If you are not registered in advance, you will need to sign the participant waiver before the walk. Nametags will be available for the children with space for parents contact information.

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An opening ceremony will start at 10:30 am and  a Walk will start at 11:00 am. Here is the a map of the walk route and a map of the Home Run Club Entertainment and Resource Fair.

If you or the kids will need a break, there will be a rest area at Bob’s Discount Furniture Calming Tent located halfway through the walk. Wawa, Frito Lay and Deep River Snacks will provide snacks and water to all participants. All of the food is donated and provided to every walker without a fee. autism bear

Please bring cash or credit card  if you are interested in purchasing anything on Walk day. Proceeds from all Walk Day purchases will go toward the Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

There is ample parking at Citizens Bank Park. As you enter the on Pattison Ave, free parking will be available in lots S,T,U and P.walk wuth Go Au Pair team

Go Au Pair Team is very much looking forward to the 12th Annual Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Speaks!  Au Pairs are looking forward to getting together, make new friends, meet Au Pair Sis Janine and to raise awareness, advocacy,  funding for research and family services for the autism community.

Lorena, a new Colombian au pair

Lorena (26) is also one of our new Colombian au pairs and she will be living in Chalfont, Philadelphia.

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Lorena decided to become an au pair because she loves to work and spend time with kids while teaching and sharing beautiful moments with them. She also wants to improve her English and learn about the American culture.
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Lorena’s hobbies include watching movies, walking and playing board games. She would describe herself as responsible, patient and someone with a positive attitude.
Thus far the favorite part about being an au pair for Lorena has been the part of living with a new family, while learning more about the American ways of living and also that she has the chance to learn more about herself. Lorena’s most valuable lesson here in America owuld be that communication is always key – and I’m sure every au pair would agree with you 🙂
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Welcome Lorena! We are all looking forward to getting to know you better and spending more time with you.

Summer Pool Barbecue Party and a Farewell Au Pair party

Ophelia’s Diary.

We just had a very nice Pool Party at the Au pair Adrina’s host family’s house.Thank you to our Au Pairs.

A lot Au pairs and other friends came to the party. Actually this is also a Farewell Party as many of us will leave this summer.

Au Pair friends

Adriana’s host family hosted us. We had a barbecue together. We played Taboo game. For most of us it’s a good opportunity to practice English as well. Guess what? The host children here are so smart, they did even better than us!

Au Pair friends

This was really a super special day for Adriana’s host family. They got all the three Au Pairs back at the same time. three Au Pairs from host family from Bucks CountyThey said this Au Pair program saved them. They are so happy to have all these Au Pairs.

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Then we talked about our life in the future. We will miss each other so much. But we will come back to visit our friends and host family one day!

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Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary.

Volunteered for Newtown Welcome Day with my Au Pair friends

Ophelia’s Diary.

After the yummy and heathy breakfast, we went to volunteer at the Newtown Welcome Day. Also, we met up with other Au Pairs from Go Au Pair there. We were going to volunteer together!

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This was a new experience for me. Even thought we volunteered for Philadelphia Marathon and Flower Show before, this time was still different.

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We helped distributing some flyers and other promotional items. It was fun. In China it will be hard to do volunteer work like this. Because people won’t take the promotional things from you nicely. They will think you are trying to take advantage of them.

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But here is different, a lot of people take the promotional items happily. We were glad to see many people had the green bags we gave out!

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Volunteering with other Au Pairs for Newtown Welcome Day we also spread the world and raised awareness about the Au Pair Program.Au Pairs Bucks County volunteers

After the volunteering, our Au Pairs friends still have more fun things to do together. I can’t wait to share all of them together with you.IMG_4151

Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary.

Au Pair’s Farewell Party Dinner

Ophelia’s Diary.

I just spent a whole weekend with my Au Pair friends. Most of the Au Pairs were from Go Au Pair, a few Au Pairs were from other Au Pair agencies. We had such a great time together.

Welcome to go au pair

On Saturday afternoon, my Local Area Representative Polina picked me up from Warminster train station. We met up with other Au Pairs at Casablanca restaurant. This was really a fancy place. We had a La Carte Dinner Menu, a 6-course in the choice. So much delicious food was in front of us and the price was not expensive.

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Then we had the entertainment-belly dance. Everyone was super happy.

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During the meal we talked about our Au Pair life in America, we played games and got gifts from Polina. As many Au Pairs will leave our cluster soon, we felt very sad. But even more new Au Pairs will come! Our cluster will be even bigger.

Au Pair dinner

Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary.

Exploring the Philadelphia Flower Show with my Au Pair Friend.

Ophelia’s Diary.

Most my Au Pairs friends left the Flower Show around 5 or 6pm because they live far away. But my friend Adriana and I didn’t leave until 8:30pm. We enjoyed helping others at Make and Take room so much. Au Pairs volunteer

We didn’t want to leave at all. Even after I was done with my volunteering work, an Indian family still came to me look for help. I was so glad I could help them.

Adriana and I left the Make and Take room around 8pm, we use the last half an hour walked around the show. There were so many amazing things to see.

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We were so glad as we could see so many interesting things.

 Au Pairs volunteered in Philadelphia

We also invited our friends came to the show.Au Pairs with friends

They liked it a lot too. Au Pairs volunteered

On March 8th, I will start my second Au Pair vacation.

 Au Pairs volunteered During my vacation, the first thing I will do is volunteering again for Flower Show! This time is special volunteering for butterflies. I am so excited about this.

Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary

Au Pairs can travel to Niagara Falls and earn educational credits.

Cultural Hi-Ways offers an educational tour (earning 45 class hours) to Niagara Falls for  the Au Pairs  who live close to Philadelphia. The  educational trip includes attending 3 classes at Villanova University, Philadelphia and a three-day trip to Niagara Falls.Au Pair in Canada

Niagara Falls are one of the most exciting places in the world.  During the trip au-pairs will  explore one of the most amazing wonders of the nature and learn the history, geography, landmarks, arts and customs of Niagara Falls as well.  The Au Pairs will learn about fascinating cultures and locales through classroom lectures, films, articles and discussions while improving their English comprehension skills. It is a great opportunity to explore one of the most amazing places in the US,  and also make new friends, take hundred of photos and build unforgettable memories.

Class Dates: – SUNDAY August 25, SATURDAY September 7, and SUNDAY September 22, 2013

Tour Dates: – Friday September 27 to Sunday September 29, 2013aupairs niagara trip

After Au Pairs complete the three-day class sessions, they will participate in a weekend tour to Niagara Falls. The cost is $419 (includes classroom sessions + tour + travel to and hotel in Niagara Falls). Au Pairs who completed the course (including the tour) will obtain a CERTIFICATE stating they have earned 45 class hours.

Au Pair Niagara

Enjoy your trip to a beautiful Niagara Falls and complete your education!

An Au Pair Again

When Au pair program year or two passed by, it is very sad to say goodby to their host family, friends and the LAR.

Many Au Pairs want to come to US again to be an Au Pair and lots of families would love to host their Au Pair again. The US government recently announced that it will allow Au Pairs who successfully completed their first Au Pair program  and are aged between 18 and 26 years old to return as an aupair again.

Go Au Pair offers the Au Pair Again  program.

The Au Pair Again program allows former Au Pairs to return to the U.S. again with their original family or with a new one. Through the Au Pair Again program, Au Pairs must meet the standard Au Pair requirements in addition to providing proof of successful completion of their initial Au Pair program, including the education requirement. You also have to reside outside of the U.S. for at least two consecutive years following the initial program.

Au Pairs may use a different agency than the one used in their initial program. Also, Au Pairs have the option to participate in a different program, such as EduCare, Plus or Premiere as an Au Pair Again.

Au Pairs participating in the Au Pair Again program are required to complete 6 credit hours of education at an accredited, post-secondary university during their first year or 12 hours if participating in the EduCare program.

Au pairs will have the chance to relive memories, meet friends and families and see all those things they missed first time.

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