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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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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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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 […]

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Top 10 Ways to Communicate With Your Host Family

The relationship between a host family and an Au Pair is a unique one because a balance needs to be found between being a part of the family and being an employee. The best way to find this balance and to make a successful placement is by having open communication. Frequent open communication between you […]

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Spending the Holidays with Your Au Pair

The holiday season is a great time of year where we can enjoy family time, celebrate the season of giving and eat way too much pie without feeling guilty. This year will be even more special for you as your Au Pair may be celebrating her first Christmas in North America! Throughout our experiences in […]

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12 Reasons To Be An Au Pair At Least Once

  I’ve heard every excuse in the book as to why people can’t be Au Pairs: it’s too much money, it’s scary, I’ll lose my job if I take that my time off work. I’m going to put an end to all of those nasty thoughts in your head right now and let you in […]