Goodbyes are never easy!

Having a lot of Au Pairs and friends in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ cluster of Go Au Pair is great –the difficult part is that we have to say goodbye a lot. In addition, the fact that we have many outstanding Au Pairs in our cluster, makes saying goodbye even more difficult.

We just said goodbye to three amazing Au Pairs who recently finished the program and who were nominated by their host families for Love My Au Pair Contest 2019. Thank you Maria Bilous from Ukraine

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Mindy Araujo from El Salvador

the best au pair of the year award mindy

Yue Lu from China

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for being outstanding Au Pairs and great friends and making your host families very happy!

Mariia , Mindy and Yue had been the cluster au pairs during two years and got great experience with their amazing host families in addition to traveling and exploring new places, attending American universities, making many international friends and  having a lot of fun with them in the US.

This month, we should say goodbye to three great Au Pairs: Au Pairs Pamela and Jaquelinne from Brazil and Au Pair Carin from South Africa.

Pamela and Jaquelinne spent two years and Carin one year, with their host families, got a second family away from home, and immersed into American life. They had the opportunity to learn about American culture and traditions, improve their English skills and gain valuable international work experience. They met new people, made new friends, and became more independent and mature.

I would like to thank the host families for joining the Au Pair Program and Go Au Pair cluster in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area, opening their homes and hearts and helping the young international people get amazing experience. Without your support and encouragement, it wouldn’t have been possible.

The Au Pair program was designed for only one or two years. Unfortunately, there is a time for every au pair to say goodbye for her/his host family and friends and goodbyes are never easy.2019 Au Pairs meeting in Philadelphia library

Thank you so much for being great Au Pairs, working hard, taking a great care of the kids, and being wonderful role models and friends to them!

Thanksgiving thank you and nominating an Au Pair

Thanksgiving Holiday coincides with the time when Go Au Pair invites you to say “thank you” to your Au Pair by nominating her/him  for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year 2016 Award.  If you feel that you host an outstanding Au Pair, please nominate her for the prestigious Au Pair of the Year Award before Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

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Many host families from Philadelphia, Bucks County, NJ are looking forward to nominating their Au Pairs this year. The Smolarski host family from New Hope, Bucks County is already talking of nominating their Au Pair Kathy from Ecuador for IAPA’s Au Pair of the Year Award.

“She walked into a family with 8 children, including newborn triplets…!  Not only did she make the courageous decision to join our family, but she has been nothing short of AMAZING since she has joined. She works tirelessly to partner with Nichole (mom) to run this very busy household, working very hard and always doing so with a smile and a loving attitude with the children.”

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Thanks to many Au Pairs for being outstanding Au Pairs from many Happy Host families!

Thank you to our Au Pairs.

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.Au Pair awardThe International Au Pair Association (IAPA) presents the Au Pair of the Year Award annually to one outstanding Au Pair.  The Au Pair of the Year 2016 Award is now open for entries! Who will be the 2016 winner? It can be your Au Pair, go ahead and nominate her/him for the Au Pair of the Year Award!iapa logo

Au Pairs from Bucks County Stand Out.

Recently, two Host Families from Bucks County nominated their outstanding Au Pairs for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award in 2014. Au Pairs come from around the world to provide live-in childcare for Host Families in the United States. Many of these young men and women go above-and-beyond in their roles, and make a significant difference in the lives of the children for whom they care.Au Pairs class.

Adriana Zhang, an Au Pair from China, is  a 2014 Au Pair in Excellence Nominee. The Au Pair Adriana lives in Newtown, Bucks County, and she is taking care of four children under the age of six.Au pair Newtown Bucks County

“Adriana has been a tremendous asset to our family. She is hard working and has a wonderful attitude and work ethic. My life has been made more manageable because of her help with the daily routines of my children. …Adriana goes beyond, like fixing my girls in cute hairstyles and teaching them Chinese songs and dance,” said Adriana’s host mom.Chinece Au Pairs
“We’ve been very impressed with how patient and calm Adriana is with our children. We’re so thankful that she truly cares and loves them. It is also apparent that our children adore her. When she is away on weekends or on vacation, her absence is often missed! We are grateful to have Adriana and feel very blessed that she has joined our household. She deserves an Au Pair in Excellence award.” This host family has had 3 Au Pairs with Go Au Pair agency already and is looking forward to hosting a new Au Pair soon.Au Pairs photo contest 3

Adriana is a very active Au Pair. She didn’t miss any Au Pair meetings. Adriana teaches an ESL class in her church. She likes traveling and spending time with her friends. Adriana is the first to volunteer and always offers to help.IMG_20131117_124406

Go Au Pair believes that Adriana and other Au Pairs who are truly excellent and their hard work deserves to be recognized.

Congratulations, Adriana! Being nominated as an Au Pair in Excellence is a big honor.

Au Pair childcare -amazing experience!

Recently several host families from the Philadelphia and NJ cluster welcomed new Au Pairs. The families said that they had a unique and amazing experience with their former Au Pairs. Host families said that their Au Pairs went above and beyond basic childcare, they participated in the host family lives and activities of the children, became a big sisters/brothers to their kids and a part of their families.  The Au Pairs already planned to visit their host family.

Au Pair childcare provides the family with flexible live-in childcare -snow days or sick days are no longer a problem. Host families feel secure with their Au Pairs.

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The Au Pair acts as an older sibling and host children imitate her/his behavior. They are able to stimulate an active play, like going out and running with the kids and doing creative stuff. Kids love to spend time with their Au Pair.

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Au pairs are young, energetic individuals who love what they do and genuinely want to succeed. Go Au Pair has many outstanding Au Pairs. This year several Au Pairs from the Philadelphia and NJ cluster were nominated by their host families for Au Pair of the 2013 Year Award .  The Au Pair Phila  from South Africa was recognized as Go Au Pair 2012 Au Pair in Excellence winner.

Read more about the amazing experience this family is having with an Au Pair Phila.

Go Au Pair agency provides top quality service and has many positive reviews.

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Au Pair of the Year 2013

Every year the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) selects one outstanding Au Pair for the Au Pair of the Year award from around the world.  The “IAPA Au Pair of the Year” award enhances the public’s awareness of this amazing program.

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Recently IAPA announced the winner of Au Pair of the Year 2013. This year Au Pair of the Year became the nineteen year old Au Pair from Germany Femke Meyer.

Femke’s host family said that she  bonded with Maggie and they grew together very quickly. “This was due to Femke’s lovely, gentle and caring nature, her wicked sense of humor and a great willingness to get involved with our family and friends.”

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In addition of being a great Au Pair, Femke is a talented musician. You can enjoy her fantastic performance.

Several Host  Families from the Philadelphia and NJ area nominated their outstanding  Au Pairs for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award:

Sharon Lizcano Tellez, the Au Pair from Colombia,

Phila Sozombile , the Au Pair from South Africa,

Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Menjivar, the Au Pair from El Salvador.

 Au Pair Phila was recognized as Go Au Pair 2012 Au Pair in Excellence winner. Au Pair Phila with her host childCongratulations to the Au Pair Phila!

Go above and beyond basic childcare.

The Au Pairs go above and beyond basic childcare. They help with laundry, homework, driving, meal preparation, and light housekeeping for children.

Au PairThey also are looking forward to do more things with kids

playing a lot of sports
creating new projects together,
reading, dancing, singing,
going to parks, zoos, museums, sport games, libraries,
teaching  their language,
introducing their culture,
preparing  their home country’s dishes for the whole family

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Au Pairs are more than care providers; many of them are teachers, coaches, and cheerleaders, they teach kids a lot of new things. Most Au Pairs are sporty, well mannered and respectful of host parents and elders and serve as an example for the children. Au Pairs are often become the good role models and kid’s friends. The children  form a close attachment to them.

The Au Pairs participate in the host family lives and activities of the children, becomes a part of the families, a big sisters/brothers to host family kids. The Au Pair acts as an older sibling and host children imitate her/his behavior.

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Go Au Pair has many outstanding Au Pairs. This year several Au Pairs from the Philadelphia and NJ cluster were nominated by their host families for Au Pair of the 2013 Year Award .  The Au Pair Phila  from South Africa was recognized as Go Au Pair 2012 Au Pair in Excellence winner.

Read more about the amazing experience this family is having with an Au Pair Phila.

The Au Pairs go above and beyond basic childcare, so many of  host families  from Go Au Pair switched the Au Pair program.

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.

The Best Au Pair Ever.

The best Au Pair ever – that is how one of the host families from the Philadelphia and NJ cluster who have had seven Au Pairs before,  titled their nomination. “Throughout the past 8 years, I has met many au pairs in this program, so many of whom were wonderful young women.  But I can say, without a doubt, that our Phila stands out as the best of the best,” the host mom wrote.
Go Au Pair agency supported the family opinion and nominated the Au Pair Phila Sozombile  Go Au Pair 2012 Au Pair in Excellence Award.
Several Au Pairs from the Philadelphia NJ cluster were nominated by their host families for Au Pair of the Year Award this year.  I am excited that the Au Pair Phila was recognized as Go Au Pair 2012 Au Pair in Excellence winner. Congratulations, Phila!
Phila’s Host Family wrote an amazing nomination essay that outlined the tremendous impact she has on their family, the hard work and dedication she provides daily and the wonderful connection she has formed with the kids:Au Pair Phila with her host child
“I know that the day that we matched with Phila was probably one of the luckiest things ever to happen to our family because of the light and love she has brought into our home and for the positive influence she has been on the life and character of my daughters.”
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I really feel that many Au Pairs from my cluster are the outstanding Au Pairs and deserved the prizes also. They are providing not only a childcare but also are giving the kids their love and friendship, and being a role model for them.
Being a Local Area Representative  for Go Au Pair for almost 4 years, I saw many happy families that continue with this program year after year and have unforgettable experiences. I see many families bond with their Au Pairs – after many years they stay in touch, visit each others and develop long-term friendships through this amazing Au Pair program.

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