Welcoming new au pair from Ukraine YULIIA!

Hi everyone! Let me introduce new au pair Yuliia who joined our cluster just a few days ago!

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Yuliia is 19 and she is a Ukrainian au pair. Yuliia joined a host family with two girls in Bucks County, PA. She said that she wants to be an Au Pair for many reasons,” Firstly, I like taking care of children very much. I am also very interested in improving my English and learning more about the USA (the culture, customs and best practices) because I am going to be an English Language & Literature teacher. Thirdly, since I am a student at the International University, I would like to take a gap year that would be a great help to my education.I would be honoured to introduce my country to Americans and share its culture and traditions at first hand. Finally, I am willing to widen my horizons, experience authentic American life style and develop any sense of international community and fellowship.”

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It is exciting and good luck with all your plans! Please read Yuliia’s interview.
What are your hobbies and interests?
My hobbies are playing ukulele, embroidering, spending time outside walking or riding a bike, watching TV shows or cartoons.
What was the best event happening during last month?
Finally I had my braces off after two years of wearing them ;D.
What three adjectives best describe you?
Sociable, friendly, and positive.
If you had one wish what would it be?
My wish would be the peace in my country and among people.
What place would you like to visit?
I would like to visit Disneyland, New York City, Washington DC, Kansas City and Grand Canyon.

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What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
My favorite way to spend a Saturday is to sleep as long as I can 😀 or to spend time outside with my family or friends.
What was the best complement you have ever received?
“You are the nicest person I’ve ever met”
What are two things that you consider to be good at?
I consider myself to be good at communicating with people and helping them if they need me.

We are looking forward to meeting you, YULIIA! We wish you a great au pair year!

Happy birthday, Shero!

II would like to wish a very happy birthday and also give a warm welcome to the new Au Pair Shero Jia​. Shero is an Au Pair from China and she just recently joined the Philadelphia Bucks County cluster. It will be Shero’s second year of being an Au Pair. Happy birthday and warm wishes from the Philadelphia cluster, dear Shero!

Au Pair chinaWe love to interview our Au Pairs. Enjoy Shero’s interview.

What are your hobbies and interests? Hiking, drawing, handcraft.

What was the best event/happening during last month? Thanksgiving day.

What three adjectives best describe you? Optimistic, patient, active.

What places you visited you like the most? Yellowstone national park.

What was your favorite way to spend your free time in the USA? Travel.

What is your favorite thing about being an au pair? Go different place,meet different friends, more independent.

What do you like about being an au pair in America, with Go Au Pair ? Through the agency make me feel more safe.

What has been your best experience living in the US? Live with American family here.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned that being an au pair has taught you? Try my best to answer the kids ‘why’ questions . ❤

How do you like the experience being a part of an American family? Good. I learn a lot from my host family.

What are new things you experienced? For me , many new things. I thought a lot before, now I did a lot.

What place would you like to visit? All the wonderful place.

What was the best complement you have ever received? American Driving license.

What are two things that you consider yourself to be very good at? Smiling and crying.

We want to wish you all the love and happiness in the world, and laughing and crying only from pleasure and joy.  Happy birthday, Shero!

How to welcome your new Au Pair.

Here are several tips for the  Host Family  on how to welcome a new Au Pair when she arrives.

  • Have their room ready and clean with a waste paper basket and laundry basket .
  • Prepare a welcome sign made by the children and a small arrival gift or basket
  • Ask about their room (do they have everything they need).
  • Help them call home to let their parents know they are now with their host family
  • Ask them how you can make them feel welcome in regards to cultural differences, food, customs, etc.
  • Spend the entire first week showing them everything in your home and in the neighborhood.
  • Introduce your au pair to your neighbors and friends.
  • Ask your au pair questions about their home, their country, their family, and ask to see the pictures they brought with them.
  • Give her a few days to unpack, rest and become acclimated to the host family’s home.

Help your au pair feel welcome and that they are truly part of your family.

                             

You can find more information about  how to welcome your new Au Pair here

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