$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!

 

 

Why do young adults want to become Au Pairs?

Another common question many new host families ask is, “Why do young adults want to become Au Pairs and leave behind their families, friends and sometimes a good job?”

Au Pairs participate in the Au Pair program for professional and personal reasons.  All of them came to the USA as the Au Pairs because they love kids and want to be part of their life.

Many Au Pairs are looking for a valuable experience for their future career in a child care related field. They want to experience life in the American family, learn a new culture and share own culture with others.  follow

A common reason of  participating in the Au Pair program is the opportunity to improve their English skills. Many of au pairs are looking to fulfill a dream of living the U.S. and attending an American College. The Au Pair Amber from Australia took classes in Princeton University.

Many Au Pairs from the Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ said that they wanted to get away from home, live independently, see the world, get to know different lifestyles and meet new people. I found that many Au Pairs love to travel and they visit many new places when they are here.Au pair list

Some Au Pairs choose the Au Pair program because that they want to escape bad economic and social situations in their countries, save up some money and send home some money to help their families.

I think  most of them become the Au Pairs because they love kids and also are hungry for adventure.

Welcoming a South African Au Pair.

Happy New 2016 Year!

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A New Year will bring a lot of new Au Pairs to Go Au Pair cluster in Bucks County and Philadelphia and  many new host families!  Many Au Pairs are coming in January!  Please join me in welcoming new Au Pair from S. Africa Alea.

South african Au PairAlea is 23, she will live in Bryn Mawr, PA with a new host family. A special thank goes out to Lisa, an Au Pair from S. Africa, for being Alea’s buddy.

Alea loves playing board games, completing word search puzzles, watching comedy movies and volunteering at orphanage centers! She said that three adjectives that best describe her are simple, playful and warm.

Alea’s one wish would be to play a game of cards while listening to jazz with my father – who is late. We asked Alea what her favorite way to spend a Saturday was and she said, ” Spending my Saturday with great company, good food and the works is priceless!”

Alea said that she is good at problem-solving tasks and I’m a good listener too. Best compliment has to be when I was told that I’m gentle and good-hearted and shouldn’t change.

“I have always dreamt of visiting New York and it looks like my dream came sooner than I had anticipated. I cannot wait!”Au Pair Ophelia New York

Welcome Alea, we are looking forward to meeting you very soon. Your dream of  visiting NY comes true very soon!

Au Pairs in the US – transition Au Pairs

New Host Families have many questions about transition Au Pairs,  why the transition Au Pairs are in rematch,  what is “wrong” with their host families is and what are the pros and cons of the situation. I wrote several posts regarding the reasons to why a family might consider Transition Au Pairs.MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

In short, transition Au Pairs are JI visa  participants who are in the US already and in a rematch for some reasons.  They will  usually stay only part of the year and are currently looking for a new host family.aupair and kids

Generally, Go Au Pair has transition Au Pairs ready for a rematch. All transition Au Pairs are available for placements that are less than 12 months long. Transition Au Pairs can be great candidates to consider.

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Depending on what the host families are looking for, there are many benefits that come with transition Au Pairs. Transition Au Pairs are  normally available sooner in case you need someone right away. Transition Au Pairs don’t need nearly as much time to adjust as new Au Pairs, they have a social security number, a bank account, and  have some experience of living in the US.

The Au Pair program cost is usually slightly lower, and the discounts are often available. There is an opportunity to speak with a Local Area Representative and previous host families in the US . Sometimes, if the family is local they can even meet an Au Pair in person

au-pair Bucks Conty 1Consider interviewing an Au Pair in rematch- there may be treasures among transition Au Pairs.

Consider a Transition Au Pair

Transition Au Pairs are Au Pairs in the US and in a rematch period. Clearly, transition Au Pairs start their year with one host family but for some reason stop their match with their host family.  They usually stay only part of the year and then rematch with a new host family.Au Pair Bucks County

Transition Au Pairs can be great candidates to consider, depending on what the host families are looking for. Very often Host Families and Au Pairs go into a rematch because of their personality differences. Sometimes, rejects from other families, can be a perfect match for other families. The best example is that one of the nominees for the Au Pair of the Year Award this year was a transition Au Pair and her new family said that she is the best of the best.2014

Other common reasons transitions occur are due to driving, language abilities and lack of childcare skills that particular family needs. However, some  families do not need a driver or speak the same language and are more flexible with the language skills. I noticed that some Au Pairs may not have great skills caring for young children, but do much better with older kids and the opposite.  An Au Pair can be overwhelmed working with three or five kids, or kids with special needs – which might not be a case for another host family.

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Keep in mind that any Au Pair who jeopardizes her host children’s health or safety or violates the Au Pair programs rules is sent home, and her  J1 visa is canceled immediately. These Au Pairs cannot become Transition Au Pairs.

Also, often the Au Pairs show up in a rematch because their host family has violated the Au Pair program rules or due to their host families personal situations, like a job issue, moving outside the US, divorce or other changes inside of the family structure.aupair and kids

Therefore, consider interviewing an Au Pair in rematch- there are gems among transition Au Pairs.

In country Au Pairs – Transition and Extension.

In country Au Pairs are currently residing within the United States and working as an Au Pair for an American Host Family. Go Au Pair agency has many Au Pairs who are currently in a rematch and are looking for a new family. 

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There are two types of in country Au Pairs:
Transition Au Pairs, who are ending their current placement early and are looking to rematch with a new family. They are typically available to start with a new family in two weeks or less.
Extension transfer Au Pairs has been working  in America almost a year, and wishing to continue with another family. They are available in a few months for another placement. Extension Au Pairs are about to successfully complete a year with another host family and will be a second year Au Pairs in America.
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Extension Au Pairs wish to transfer to a new family and usually to another part of the US after completing their first placement.  

Transition Au Pairs are normally available sooner than extension Au Pairs. You can read more about the difference between Transition and Extension Au Pairs.

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There is a lot of information to learn about the Au Pair program, please read Understanding the Au Pair Industry and its Acronyms.

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