Very happy to have you in our Philadelphia cluster, Valentine from France!

I bet not only me but everyone in our Philadelphia au pair cluster is super excites to meet a new au pair from France Valentine!

We are glad you joined us, Valentine, and personally I have a lot of questions about France, the French language, cuisine and culture – it’s all so interesting! And of course, I hope Valentine’s experience with  Go Au Pair will be really great and unforgettable.

Why do you want to be an Au Pair? I’d like to be an au pair because I love taking care of children, I want to discover and find a job which makes me happy and I think that this opportunity happens once in your life. Plus, I enjoy meeting people from different backgrounds, cultures, who speak different languages and I also like to face new challenges and gain some perspective about my own life when I’m in another country. Also, travelling helps you to make friends and beautiful memories, it’s something really important for me.

-What are your hobbies and interests? During my free time, I like doing sports like volley-ball or a quick running. I am really interested in reading books and in current events. –

What was the best event happening during last month? I had my diploma yay! –

What 3 adjectives best describe you? Kind, happy and faithful.

-If you had one wish what would it be? I would choose a prettier world in which people love each other and are respectful, gentle and calm.

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-What place would you like to visit? Probably Seattle.

Thanks for sharing with us, Valentineand I believe, you can make this world a better place in which people treat each other with respect and love in your host family and among your friends! Good luck in this:)

Hope to see you soon at our next  and to get to know you better!

 

Adoptive families and the Au Pair Program.

More and more adoptive families choose the Au Pair Program because Au Pairs connect better with adopted children than nannies. For adoptive families hosting an au pair fulfills two needs: affordable childcare and exposure to a different culture which is very important if a family adopted a child internationally. i love au pairs
The adopted child sees someone of his/her race/ethnicity every day and may learn the language of his/her birth country. Susan Kibler,  the adoptive parent, said, “Au Pair is proud of their own culture. They will bring a different perspective the American families cannot provide,” said  “For the children placed in US homes, knowing about their own culture builds confidence instead of making them feel different or ashamed of their skin color or background.”

With Au Pair Program a host family hosts someone who gets to know the family and the kids and has a complete interest in being a great childcare provider. He/she loves the children instead of it being a job and become a part of the family. The Au Pair develops a special relationship with the kids and boosts a love to a different culture.

Hosting an au pair is not just childcare—it’s a gift of cultural immersion. An Au Pair can bring a lot with their own customs, traditions, language, talents, cuisine, etc.and the children can learn another language.
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!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our blessings.It is time to express a special greeting of Thanksgiving to the people we sincerely appreciate.

Dear Host Families and Au Pairs! I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!thanksgivings

Dear Au Pair, It is a special American tradition of giving thanks on Thanksgiving! Today all the thanks are to you! Here are many reasons that the Host Families are thankful for.

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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 :-)

Dear host family! If you feel that you host an outstanding Au Pair, please nominate her for the prestigious Au Pair of the Year Award!

Helpful Tips for Au Pairs

Below are the tips that may be useful during an Au Pair Journey, check them out and post your own advice below!

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  • Open Your Mind. You can learn a lot from your host family, your Au Pairs friends from different countries and the people around you.  Just listen and enjoy the encounters with people from a different culture. Get out of your comfort zone and enjoy the unknown.
  • RespectLearn to respect your family’s ways.   Different cultures and families have their own reasons and ways of doing things. Just because the children are raised differently than you were or will raise your children, does not make it wrong.  Respect and follow the host family’s house rules.
  • Trust. To get the most out of your experience, open up to those who are around you. Your host parents  may become trusted mentors that you can easily confide in. Your Local Area Representative, Au Pair Sis and your Au Pairs friends are part of the supported network, you can relay on.
  • Speak up. You need to tell your host family if something is wrong because otherwise they have no way of finding out.  If you don’t know something, ask!  No question is a bad question. Your host family is your main resource for any questions and problems you have while living  together.
  • Have fun. Find out your kids interests and what they like to do.  Plan many activities and have fun together. This will make your job very rewarding and easy. Go out with your host family and friends, Explore new places, go to museums, cultural events, shows,  and concerts. Plan your time ahead, make a list of your favorite place to visit.  Stay connected with other Au Pairs and Au Pair Sis on facebook. Stay positive, outgoing, and enthusiastic.

  • Enjoy your Au Pair Year!

 

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Au Pairs living in the NJ area.

People said that it is better one time to see than 100 times to hear. Here is you can  see what the  Au Pairs from the NJ area favorite activities are.

Au Pairs living in NJ area have the opportunity to enjoy the shore.Au Pair in the shore

 They also like visiting parks – Grounds for Sculpture park
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 going to many festivals

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 waking on Steel Pier, Atlantic CitySteel Pier - Atlantic City

partying with Au PairsAu Pairs party Bucks County

experiencing Halloween in the USA

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helping out Go Au Pair volunteering at FRUA-15-2

bowling with friendsAu Pairs bouling

meeting au pairs from the cluster

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Au Pairs living at Bucks County, PA

Bucks County is located in the U.S. state (commonwealth) of Pennsylvania, and is part of the Delaware Valley area. Bucks County is named after the English county of Buckinghamshire.

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Map of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States Public School Districts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bucks  County well known for beautiful natural scenery, farmland, and colonial history.  Au Pairs, who live at Bucks County,  have opportunities to visit many parks,  tourist places and attractions.

Enjoy the water park Sesame Place at LanghorneSesame Place, Langhorne au pairs

Visit Bryn Athyn  CathedralBryn Athyn Cafedral 025

Or Peddlers Village at LahaskaAu Pairs Bucks County, New Hope

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volunteer with Au Pair friends

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celebrate a holiday with their friends

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explore ShadyBrook farm and watch the light showShady brook

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Au Pairs living in Philadelphia

Philadelphia /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/ is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States, and the fifth-most-populous city in the United States. Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture. The cheesesteak and soft pretzel are emblematic of Philadelphia cuisine, which is shaped by the city’s ethnic mix.

Aupairs PhiladelphiaAccording to wikipedia Philadelphia  has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city.  The Au Pairs from Philadelphia can visit many historical places- there are 67 National Historic Landmarks within the Philadelphia area.100_2080

Find your country ….

au pair lala1Visit a palace of arts
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 try Philly’s famous cheesesteakAu Pair  try Cheesesteak

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visit a famous Philadelphia Flower show100_1398

Enjoy Devon Horse Show

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participate in Chinese New Year parade

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Germany – June 2013 Go Au Pair Featured Country

Families who match with an Au Pair from Germany in June get a $100 off the program fees. Take advantage of this discount and find a German Au Pair today!

Recent Host Family from Virginia said, “Our Au Pair assimilated very well to our house – it was almost seamless! Since Jasmin had already spent some time in Canada, we hardly notice any cultural differences. We would definitely choose another Au Pair from Germany!.”German flag

Hosting an Au Pair from Germany would be a great way to bring German culture, value of education and love for sport to your home. The people of Germany love  going to museums, theaters and participating in sports. German Au Pairs are known to be hard working and punctual. They are also very good drivers.  Check an Au Pairs from Germany out today!

Three fun facts about Germany:

1.Germans are the second largest beer consumers in the world.
2.There are over 300 kinds of bread and over 1,000 kinds of sausages in Germany.
3.Many Autobahn (highway) has no speed limit.

Don’t miss your chance to match with an Au Pair from Germany and receive the Features Country Discount!

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A Chinese Au Pair – a new and a popular host families’ choice

There are many Chinese Au Pairs  in Go Au Pair Philadelphia and NJ cluster and another Au Pair from China just joined us yesterday .   Hosting a  Chinese Au Pair is relatively new option for host families. According to Wikipedia,  in March 2007, Hongbin Yu of Harbin (north of Beijing) was the first Chinese au pair to arrive in the United States.[1]Ying won a photo contest

Several year ago I met my first Chinese Au Pair – Ying.  She helped a single mom to raise three adopted girls. Ying quickly became a real member of the family. When her host mother ended up in the hospital she was the one who took care of the kids. No doubt, that her host mom nominated her for  the Au Pair of the year award.Au Pair Ying and kids

Her mom said,” Ying has a calm manner that sets a good example for the girls…..  She is a wonderful role model for my girls, and I hope that at least some of her initiative rubs off on them! We are indeed fortunate to have such a wonderful young woman with us!”

Last year Ying received Go Au Pair’s exclusive  Au Pair in Excellence Award.aupair excellence

Au Pairs from China are quickly becoming some of our most popular Au Pairs. They are known to be dependable and hard working Au Pairs, who are able to make a smooth transition to life in the United States.

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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.

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An Au Pair and special needs children.

Many Au Pairs have some experience working with children with special needs.  Some Au Pairs are interested in working with special needs children and learning about special needs. They may want the experience for a future career and education.

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Go Au Pair agency has many available Au Pairs who are willing to work with special needs children.  The family can learn about an Au Pair previous experience of working with children with special needs during the matching process.

For example, an experienced with special needs children nanny and a teacher, an Au Pair from Mexico, Monica.

Monica is a 24 year old, a college graduate, and an infant qualified nanny. Monica has a lot of experience with kids all ages,  she worked in daycare, as a teacher, and as a nanny. She has worked as a nanny with a kid that was handicap, and with children with down syndrome.

Monica loves kids, she said, “I really enjoy the time with the kids and I like being a role model for them. I studied psychology and I have been working with kids since I was 15. I always knew since I was little that I wanted to work with kids.”

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Go Au Pair had  a positive experience with the Au Pairs who were working with special needs children in the past. The agency had many Au Pairs who were doing a great job and went above and beyond what many nannies would do for children with special needs.

Read what the Rush family said about their experience: “[The Au Pair Mariela] quickly learned how to care for her expertly. She was so gentle the first time she taped the oxygen tubing to Serena’s face that I nearly cried. Mariela willingly participated in additional training in CPR and met with Serena’s Physical and Occupational Therapists each week to learn how to work with Serena. Each day she responsibly worked on the exercises the therapists assigned. Serena’s excellent progress (she was able to eat normally and began to gain weight) was possible only because of Mariela’s loving and diligent care.”Mariela-and-Baby

The IAPA Au Pair of the Year was awarded to one of Go Au Pair’s outstanding au pairs–Mariela Poveda.  She cared for a special needs girl and did a great job. Please, watch the movie.

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