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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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Where to Au Pair: Halifax

This week’s edition of our ‘Where to Au Pair’ series will take us to Nova Scotia, one of the three provinces in eastern Canada known collectively as the Maritimes. What the Maritimes may lack in city size and population when compared with their ‘big sister’ provinces such as British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, as this […]

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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: Saskatoon

The largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada’s central prairie and boreal province, Saskatoon was founded in 1882 and has been a cultural and economic hub ever since. A vibrant city with a rich cultural and historic heritage, Lonely Planet ranks Saskatoon as the top place to visit in Saskatchewan, we thought it would be perfect for […]

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Differences Between a Nanny and an Au Pair

This is probably the most common question we get from families who are interested hiring a caregiver for their children through our agency. While there may be a general consensus (at least in Canada, where we are based) of what a nanny is and what her job entails, the notion of what an au pair […]

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Characteristics of a Good Au Pair

Just like each and every one of us is different, so too is every au pair different, and each and every one of their experiences as an au pair will be wonderfully unique. However, there are certain characteristics an au pair should have, or in the very least strive to have or emulate, in order to make […]

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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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Ways to Cure Homesickness

This blog post is a follow up to one we wrote back in September called Signs of Homesickness. If you have not already had the chance to read this blog, go ahead and give it a read now. Don’t worry, I’ll wait…. Welcome back! I hope you found that blog post of be an informative […]

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A Suitcase Full of Adventures, Stories and Experiences

We love hearing stories from our Au Pairs in Canada, especially those who have change throughout their time with the host family. Here, we want to share another Au Pairs testimonial to her time here in Canada. She is a German girl who came to Canada to find adventure but she was able to experience […]

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My Dream Is Coming True: Jule as an Au Pair in Whistler, BC

I decided to be an Au Pair pretty early. I love being with kids and wanted to explore the world after I passed my A-Levels. Why not going to Canada as an Au Pair? After almost a year of preparation, a lot of paper work, waiting, skype calls, up and downs I finally got my […]