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What is an Au Pair?

Almost all of us can recall a time during our childhood where our parents hired a babysitter or nanny to come watch us and our siblings for the evening while they enjoyed an evening out. Many of us even worked as babysitters or nannies back in high school, eager to make some quick cash and find some […]

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Where to Au Pair: Fort McMurray

  To continue with our “Where to Au Pair in Canada” series, we’re going to take you beyond British Columbia (where our head office is located) and into the vast and ecologically-diverse province of Alberta, affectionately known as the Princess Province or Wild Rose Country. While the most well-known cities include Calgary (the site of the famous Calgary Stampede, or […]

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Find a Summer Au Pair Now!

Can you believe it? Summer is only a couple of months away! The last day of school for most Canadian children falls sometime in June, which begs the question: have you found childcare for the summer yet? Given that childcare in Canada is still considered to be in a state of crisis, it can be extremely […]

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Where to Au Pair-Victoria

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. As the capitol of British Columbia, Victoria represents the relaxed lifestyle of the west coast and offers visitors an escape from the hurried world. Strongly tied to the land and sea, the oldest city […]

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Checklist for Host Families

The arrival of your Au Pair or Nanny is a very exciting time for every family! You’re welcoming a new member into your home and introducing them to your lives. Amidst getting to know each other and helping them settle in, you will also be explaining about your children, their routines, and the ins and […]

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Books to read with your Host Kids

      Inspiring a love of stories is one of the most helpful tools you can give to kids as they learn to read.  Mastering literacy is a big step to independence in children’s development and it’s no easy task. There is often a large amount of pressure for kids as they begin to […]

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Where to Au Pair- Kamloops

Located at the confluence of the South and North Thompson rivers in BC’s semi-arid grasslands, Kamloops takes its name from the Shuswap word “Tk’emlups,” meaning “meeting place.” Today it is the junction of three highways, two national rail lines, and Rocky Mountaineer.  Kamloops is bustling with activity and with more than 2000 hours of sunshine […]

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Handling Homesickness

Are you an international Au Pair spending your summer in Canada? Away from your family and friends? A bit worried? Here are a few tips from us: Homesickness is the “distress or functional impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home and attachment objects such as parents.” It’s a predictable problem faced by […]

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Keeping busy on your time off

Once the honeymoon phase of your Au Pair year has passed, you’ve seen the sights, taken pictures, and the glamour is wearing off, it’s very easy to get bored with your new area – especially if your host family lives in a smaller city or town. And we all know that boredom is the seed […]

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Reasons to host an Au Pair in 2022

Looking for a reliable childcare solution that won’t break the bank? Consider hosting an Au Pair! Au Pairs are young women and men that come to Canada on a Working Holiday Visa to experience the different culture, the beautiful country, and life in a Canadian family. They live in your home and provide part-time – […]