Welcome Evelyn!

Evelyn Gardiz is 22 years old and from  Bogotá, Colombia. I think, she has a pretty interesting life! 15910318_768702989962735_1069191057_n

Why do you want to be an au pair?

 My family is very large and full of children. I love the children, but also love the various cultures and learn their languages.

 What are your hobbies and interest?

I like dancing, acting and getting dressed as a clown for children. I love cooking and sharing it with my family and friends.15801401_768712919961742_1941725149_n

What three adjectives best describe you?

Dreamy – persistent – funny.

If you had one wish what would it be?

Dubbing animated movies and working in a hospital for children with heart disease.15871326_768712736628427_800858224_n

 What place would you like to visit?

 Disneyland and Brooklyn.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday

I share my Saturdays with my family and my friends. We usually go to the cinema and to  have dinner outside the house or do some fun activities.

Welcome Evelyn, we can not wait to see you! ♥

The first au pair of 2017

Majo (Maria Jose Luna Victoria Gaspar) is a special au pair! She is from Peru (the cluster has never had au pairs from Peru before) and she is the first au pair who comes this year! 

She wanted to be an au pair, because she thinks it’s a great opportunity for girls and boys to meet other cultures and work. She loves taking care of children!  Her dream is having a school for children with special needs. She wants to be a better and more mature person with this program.15337668_10207740810943187_2808388431196969246_n

She really likes surfing , spending her afternoons and nights with her friends. She also  likes spending time doing things close to the sea and pools. She loves reading  and investigating things about history of art  – that’s her passion. On the weekends, she likes to hang out with her friends and eat a lot of delicious food!

She believes, that she is very lucky spending the days with her family and friends. They went for roadtrips in her country too. It was very special for her. She also spent holidays with her family and  is being grateful for that.

She, of course, wants peace in the World –  deleting all wars, especially in Siria.

I am sure, that Majo and her buddy Marco will have fun together (especially, that both of them love eating!)! ♥

Welcome Alina in the cluster!

Alina, 22 year old Au Pair from China, will join the Philadelphia and Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster this month. Enjoy reading about Alina Jiang! 

She wants to have some different experiences and likes to do something new and out of the ordinary. That’s why she wanted to be an au pair. She looks forward to making friends from different countries. She likes spending her Saturday with friends. They can cook different kind of food and round together to chat. She really enjoys it.

She also really likes to stay with the children – they are very innocent, creative and make her happy.Being an au pair is a good way to study different way of education. It can help her to be a good mother in the future. She thinks that’s another reason to join this program.

She is an easy-going and well-disposed person. She likes cooking. swimming and drawing on her free time. Actually, there are many things I wants to try: hiking, riding bikes ,camping, kayaking , white water rafting , rock climbing. She would like to make a list and start checking it off everytime she does something she likes. She hopes, she can travel around  America.

I hope, that Alina will like here! Our cluster is amazing! ♥

Host families consider Chinese Au Pairs for their infants and toddlers.

The new Au Pair Diana from China just joined the Philadelphia and NJ cluster of Go Au Pair agency this week. Her host family from NJ has two month old and two year old sons and had considered a Chinese Au Pair.Au Pair from China

Families, who have Chinese Au Pairs, say that they are calm and patient and it is a good childcare choice for infants and toddles. Many host families choose Au Pairs from China for their infants because Chinese Au Pairs are mature and have experience working with babies. Almost all Chinese Au Pairs (93%) of Go Au Pair’s Au Pairs are over the age of 21.

Most of Chinese Au Pairs are infant qualified and have experience in working with the group of babies.  They are specially doing great with infants because  it is a very common in China to work in daycare or orphanage before becoming an Au Pair. Chinese Au Pairs are usually cautious and heath oriented, they can help with establishing routine naps, meals, and bedtime and keeping safe and healthy home environment for the baby.

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An infant qualified Au Pair provides quality child care that includes preparing and feeding bottles, washing bottles and cleaning up after meals.  The Au Pair also does laundry for the kids, changes diapers, bathes and dresses babies, plays, talks, and sings to the baby.

Tai Au Pair

In addition to being  great nannies for small kids, Chinese Au Pairs are willing to help with house chores and to cook a delicious and healthy meals. Read the top ten reasons to consider an Au Pair from China

The host families who matched with Chinese Au Pairs have said that Chinese Au Pairs are family oriented, love playing with kids, are well mannered and respectful of host parents and elders.

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In honor of Go Au Pair featured country, families who match with an Au Pair from China in April Go Au Pair agency offered a $100 off the program fees.

Feel secure with an Au Pair.

An Au Pair provides a reliable and stable child care environment and brings flexibility and convenience of live-in provider to the family.

An Au Pair will provide flexible in-home care and personalized child supervision. Host family can arrange  her weekly working hours to fit the family’s needs.

Parents  feel secure with the Au Pair.  Snow days or sick days are no longer a problem.  No needs to get up early to get kids ready to go to daycare and rush back home if parents are late from work. Parents can go out together.

When parents put kids in daycare they really cannot trust who is taking care of their kids. Children aren’t going to get the love and care that they truly deserve because other kids are in need of attention at the same time.

An Au Pair is young and motivated, she is able to stimulate an active play, likes going out and running with the kids and doing creative stuff. The children are able to spend all day in a safe, secure and loving environment with someone who has become a member of their family.

In daycare, children are most likely going to get sick a few times per year. Diseases and germs spread around daycare centers, rooms and toys are not properly cleaned and disinfected.

Choosing an Au Pair provides the family with secure and flexible live-in childcare. Instead of sending children away to impersonal daycare centers that charge separately for each child, children stay in the comfort of their own home with a qualified, caring Au Pair who provides a personal touch and gives them the personal attention that they need.

The Heart Cake for my Host Mother

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.
Mothers Day Heart Cake is a “sweet” way to say thank you to your host mom and to teach your host children how to make this special cake.

Heart Cake

Step 1: Bake a square cake and a round cake

Step 2: Cut round cake in half

Step 3: Add each half to the square using frosting to attach to make a heart shape

Step 4: Frost with pink frosting and decorated the cake using your love and fantasy 🙂

Give your cake to your host mom with your love and appreciations! Make your host mom feel special!

Happy Mothers Day to the Host Moms from Go Au Pair agency and to the all mothers in the world!

Au Pair and work at home parents

As a work at home parents, it’s very easy to get irritated with the kids because they’re taking up valuable work time, distracting and keeping parents from meeting deadlines. Children need a lot of attention and work keeps the parents busy and it can be a struggle to balance everything.

An Au Pair may stay with the kids and give the parents an opportunity to focus on their work. She can play with kids, take care of children’s meals, laundry, and cleaning their rooms. Many of the Au Pairs drive and can take the children to and from school, karate, ballet or play dates. If parents prefer to have child(ren) in their home rather than in a day care, an Au Pair will provide flexible in-home care and personalized child supervision. The Au Pair enjoy doing many things with a host family’s children, teaching them and keeping them busy with useful things, and having fun together.

Not only children, but also parents get many benefits. For example, parents can have lunch with their children and play with the kids when they take a break.  Parents can arrange weekly working hours to fit their needs. If parents has a phone conference at night or need to work on weekends, having an Au Pair allows flexibility in their work day and hours.

Working  hard at home and being very busy,  parents still know what their children are doing. Children don’t need to call 911 for help with a math problem when the Au Pair is around 🙂

A real call of a four year old girl to 911.  She needed help with her math.

An Au Pair not only may help with math problem, but also help children to learn a new language for free with a native speaker!

Go Au Pair recruits Au Pairs from over 60 different countries throughout the world that provides families with the opportunity to match with the best Au Pairs for their family’s needs.

Phillia, Au Pairs!

According to Wikipedia, Philia (pronounced /ˈfɪljə/ or /ˈfɪliə/), also called brotherly love, is one of the four ancient Greek words for love.

Philia (Greek: φιλíα) in Aristotle‘s Nicomachean Ethics is usually translated as ‘friendship‘,[1] though in fact his use of the term is much broader.

Philia (φιλία philía), means friendship in modern Greek, a dispassionate virtuous love, was a concept developed by Aristotle. It includes loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality and familiarity. In ancient texts, philia denoted a general type of love, used for love between family, between friends……………..

Phillia,  Au Pairs from goAUPAIR from Philadelphia and NJ area!

Happy Valentine’s Day, my warm and special wishes for a bright and delightful Valentine’s Day.  I love you girls!  Here is for you!

Afrikaans – Ek het jou lief

Chinese: Cantonese – Ngo oiy ney a, Mandarin – Wo ai ni

Portuguese – Eu te amo

Russian – Ya tebya liubliu

Spanish – Te quiero / Te amo

Ukrainian – Ya tebe kahayu

Since today is Valentine’s Day,  many people say I love you. If you don’t know how to say it to your Au Pair or significant others, here is help. How to say I Love You in 100 Languages

I am originally  from Ukraine. Ukrainian language has a special word  for love only between people, mostly family members, Kokhannia.  Ukrainians say I love drinking or smoking, but I kokhayu my woman or my daughter. Kokhayu is very special word that describes deep feelings of love.

Today  my new Au Pair from China Ying tought her Host Family’s kids how to make ribbon Hershey kiss roses for their mom on Valentine’s Day. Kids made a lot of beautiful roses for their special mom.  There are some extra roses for you too.

Enjoy the movie!

I wish you many new friends with  Philia and real love with Kokhannia.

Don’t forget say Happy Valentine’s Day to your Host Family and I love you.

 

An Au Pair, a long lost cousin from another country.

The new Au Pair is coming to the first time Host Family in NJ. It is an exciting moment. The host mom had emailed me several times with her questions and asked me how she can help her new Au Pair, Maria, adjust quickly to her new life, find college classes and make friends.
First three days an Au Par usually spends with other Au Pairs in goAUPAIR’s free workshop in NYC. The workshop includes 32 hours of training on safety and child development and guided tour of New York City.

When an Au Pair gets to her Host Family, everything will be absolutely new for her. She is a very long way from home, where she probably had a very different lifestyle, sleeping cycles, eating patterns, and daily activities. Here, she will have no friends, language difficulties and cultural shock.  She will have to get used to her new place, host family members, lifestyle, culture and food.

My advice would be to give her some time. Be patient. Patience and understanding will help your Au Pair to adjust.  Giving her positive feedback, support, and praise when she gets things right, will also aid in the transition. It is important to treat your Au Pair like a family member, remember and respect her cultural differences. If she feels like a valued family member, she will want to contribute to the family and try hard to do her very best.

In order to assure a smooth transition, it might be helpful to encourage your Au Pair to spend time with host family in her free time, and not to hurry to her room to call, skype or email home. Also, encourage her to make a connections with other Au Pairs, attend Au Pair meetings, get started with college classes and other activities in the States.

I am proud to say that my new host family mentioned that they are going to treat Maria like “a long lost cousin from another country and to make her happy in their family”.

Happy Au Pairs means happy children and happy families!
Go AU PAIR, a great program for your live-in childcare needs!

Thank you to the Au Pair for the love and commitment to the kids and much more…

Dear Au Pair,
In this week of Thanksgiving, here are many reasons –  that the Host Families are thankful for.

Our special Thanks for all your love and commitment to our children.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

…for willingness to come into our lives

…for sharing your adventure with us

…for being an essential member and valued addition to our family

…for your hard work to care for the kids

…for your patience and understanding

…for inspiring and teaching kids every moment

…for being a positive role model for the kids

…for opening kids’ eyes to the world outside of the U.S. and helping them to learn a new language

…for giving us an opportunity to relax, have a date and time for ourselves

…for cooking delicious dishes from your country and sharing with us the secrets 🙂

…for willingness to help when we were too timid to ask you

…for  capturing the treasured memories and pictures of our family 🙂

…for unforgettable cultural experience you brought into our home

Thank you for what you have given to our family!

Thank you for being outstanding an Au Pair 🙂

Thank you again, and again, we love you……… and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Would you also like to say thank your Au Pair for something??  Come join.

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