An Au Pair Again

When Au pair program year or two passed by, it is very sad to say goodby to their host family, friends and the LAR.

Many Au Pairs want to come to US again to be an Au Pair and lots of families would love to host their Au Pair again. The US government recently announced that it will allow Au Pairs who successfully completed their first Au Pair program  and are aged between 18 and 26 years old to return as an aupair again.

Go Au Pair offers the Au Pair Again  program.

The Au Pair Again program allows former Au Pairs to return to the U.S. again with their original family or with a new one. Through the Au Pair Again program, Au Pairs must meet the standard Au Pair requirements in addition to providing proof of successful completion of their initial Au Pair program, including the education requirement. You also have to reside outside of the U.S. for at least two consecutive years following the initial program.

Au Pairs may use a different agency than the one used in their initial program. Also, Au Pairs have the option to participate in a different program, such as EduCare, Plus or Premiere as an Au Pair Again.

Au Pairs participating in the Au Pair Again program are required to complete 6 credit hours of education at an accredited, post-secondary university during their first year or 12 hours if participating in the EduCare program.

Au pairs will have the chance to relive memories, meet friends and families and see all those things they missed first time.

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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