My beautiful Brazil, Lindo maravilhosa!

Lindo maravilhoso  (leen-doh mah-dah-veel-yoh-zoo) is a Brazilian saying that literally translates to Beautiful, Marvelous!

Hello All,

As you may know, I am from Brazil and we have three more Au Pairs from Brazil in Philadelphia cluster of  Go Au Pair agency. Jessica, another Au Pair from Brazil, suggested switching  an aupair meeting to a Brazilian Festival. Sounds like a great idea, a Brazilian Festival, here  in Bucks county, near Philadelphia.

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Our Brazilian party is coming and here’s a few things you should know about Brazil.

Our flag is composed by four colors:

Green representing our forests;

Yellow representing our gold;

Blue representing our Sky and

White representing peace.

The stars represent the Brazilian states and “ORDEM E PROGRESSO” means “Order and Progress”.

Brazil is located in South America, here’s a map

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Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, was elected in October 31, 2010. She’s the 36th president.

The President’s official residence is located in Brazil’s capital, Brasília.

Brazil is famous for its success in Soccer World Cups (we are 5-time champions), for our famous soccer players Pelé, Ronaldo and Kaká, for instance.

You will be hearing from me soon,  the next part is coming.

An Au Pair – a positive role model for the kids

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you.
Worry that they are always watching you!”
Robert Fulghum

Children picked up a certain behavior or habit through the people around them. Anyone that they look up to may be a role model. Which is why it is important to set a good example for kids.gjenny

An Au Pair can be a positive role model that children of all ages look to. Au Pairs are mature, enthusiastic, unique individuals with a lot of talents and skills. When an Au Pair cares for  children and lives as a family members, she is more than care providers. She becomes a role model, mentor, teacher, coach,  big sister and friend.

Most children would prefer the atmosphere of a young adult playing or hanging out than an older nanny taking care of them.  Older kids would like someone they can talk to, share their interests, speak in confidence, and look up to.  Au Pair comprises a unique opportunity being a responsible adult that children listen to and an older sibling that they look up to. A favorable Au Pair becomes the best example for children that you could ever ask for.

Go Au Pair rated #1 agency for 2011 by Au Pair Clearinghouse. According Au Pair Clearinghouse survey Go Au Pair agency offers the best selection of quality Au Pairs.  Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency have been internationally recognized through the special award in 2009, 2005 and 2004. Living  with host family an Au Pair acts as an older sibling and becomes a consistent role model.

Making sure that children is influenced by positive role models will help kids achieve more in their life.

Go Au Pair -Number One Agency

Go Au Pair rated #1 agency for 2011 by Au Pair Clearinghouse. Go Au Pair came out on top this year as the best Au Pair agency!

This year’s survey conducted by the Au Pair Clearinghouse showed Go Au Pair having above average ratings with the majority being highly positive.

The quality of Au Pairs was rated at 100 percent positive. Customer service was rated highly in every area and Host Families expressed their satisfaction in the agency fee pricing. It seems to make sense since Go Au Pair’s goal is to provide its Host Families with convenient, dependable, flexible and affordable child care. Read more on the Go Au Pair blog

According to the Au Pair Clearinghouse   this year’s survey, three-quarters [75%] of host parents give highly-favorable ratings [“very good” – “excellent”] to goAuPair’s overall customer serviceAmong the consistently high customer service scores are positive evaluations of:

  • quality of au pairs [100% favorable],
  • time it took to match [75% favorable],
  • goAuPair counselors [75% top-ratings of excellent].
  • All areas of customer service are rated positively and no individual survey items are problematic.
  • agency fees – when evaluating agency fees, none of the host parents [0%] think agency fees are too expensive for what you get.

Go Au Pair is providing to Host Families affordable childcare more than 20 years from qualified Au Pairs. Au Pairs from our agency have been internationally recognized through IAPA award in 2009, 2005 and 2004.

This year three families from Philadelphia and NJ area nominated their Au Pairs for the “Au Pair of the Year Award 2011″

The following is a comment made by one of host mom from Go Au Pair Philadelphia cluster: “I am extremely impressed both with the service offered and with my au pair. Not only she is fantastic with my children, she is also lots of fun to have around. It feels as if she has always been part of our family”

This can be a life-changing experience for your family too!

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