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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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Volunteering as an Au Pair

Volunteering is an important part of Canadian life and gives you the opportunity to share your culture, customs and language with Canadians. Au Pairs not only provide childcare but are also active in their local communities. Best part about volunteering? Meeting lots of interesting and new people and giving back to the community you live […]

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Where to Au-Pair: Edmonton

Edmonton is the capital city of the province Alberta which is located on the North Saskatchewan River, in central Prairies. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname “Canada’s Festival City”. Things Known For: West Edmonton Mall, biggest mall in Western Canada, has a water slide park, amusement park, ice rink,  within […]

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Keeping Busy in 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 on Au Pair in 2018

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 – […]

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Au Pair of the Year 2017 Winner!

Being an Au Pair is so much more than just looking after children. It’s about opening your heart for people you briefly meet over skype before making the mutual decision of spending the next couple of months together. It’s about leaving everything you know behind for a certain time to explore a new country, a […]

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Au Pair of the Year 2017 Winner Announced!

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Tis the season of giving! Having trouble thinking of the perfect gift to give to your Au Pair or your Host Family? Don’t worry – you’re not alone, so we’ve put together a few suggestions to help get your ideas flowing!   FOR YOUR AU PAIR There are a couple things to consider when putting […]

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Handling Homesickness

Are you an international Au Pair spending your Christmas 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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Au Pair vs. In-Home Caregiver

We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison between Au Pairs and In-Home Caregivers. Check it out to see which form of childcare best suits your family’s needs. Au Pair In-home Caregiver •   Must have childcare experience, preferably outside the family such as babysitting, tutoring, completing an internship in a daycare/preschool •    Many have a minimum of […]