You know your family needs full-time childcare. Could it be live-in childcare? Might you be interested in something like au pair childcare? Au pair childcare is childcare with a cultural flare! Go Au Pair is your service-oriented agency, and I am your LAR (Local Area Representative).The Department of State oversees the Au Pair Program and Go Au Pair sponsors your au pair’s Visa; we handle all the logistics. You get up to 45 hours per week of flexible, live-in childcare for a year, up to two years, while your kids get a big brother or sister from another country to teach them songs, games, traditions and language from their home country! Check us out online for more details, or contact me directly.
As part of this cultural exchange experience, Go Au Pair provides opportunities for au pairs to participate in American cultural experiences that might be unique to our country or region. We had a great year in 2014 and 2015 looks even better! So far, we have gone ice skating in downtown Providence, and I am about to announce the schedule of events for the coming year. We are always flexible and open to new ideas and venues, so feel free to comment and suggest something, please! Okay, so here we go, this is the plan. Tell me what you think!
January – we had no event since we had an arrival in November, another in December and two in January! Go Au Pair Providence!
February 1, 2015 – our cluster went ice skating in downtown Providence at the new Alex and Ani City Center and ate brunch at The Cheesecake Factory at Providence Place Mall
March – we have no event scheduled, and the weather has been super snowy so far this winter!
April (exact date TBD but looking at week of school vacation, 4/18-4/25) – our cluster will invite au pairs and Host Families to join together at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI for a tour of our world-class zoo followed by a picnic and kite-flying in the open spaces of the park
May – no event scheduled, but I encourage the au pairs to meet up on their own!
June (exact date TBD but looking at weekday evening the week of 6/22-6/28) – come see the Minor League Baseball legends, the Pawtucket Red Sox, whose players often move up to the legendary Boston Red Sox Major League team
July (exact date TBD but full schedule will be announced in April) – Providence WaterFire is a spectacle in and of itself, but we might be even become part of the art if we dare go on a gondolier ride along the Providence River! a must-see!
August (exact date TBD) – the Newport Cliff Walk has been the site of Family Days of the past, but Rhode Island has re-opened the gorgeous cliff walk after tropical storm Sandy devastated the area in November of 2012
September 27, 2015 – for the third consecutive year, Go Au Pair Providence will have a team in the Happiest 5K on the Planet! This year, join us as The Color Run’s Shine Tour comes to Providence!
October (exact date TBD) – Autumn in New England must include apple-picking, cider-tasting, and a ride! This year, we will visit the oldest steam-powered cider press in the country, and taste some delicious homemade cider!
November – no event scheduled, but we encourage our Host Families to include their au pairs in all of the traditional holiday preparations and celebrations, as well as inviting new au pair friends over too!
December (exact date TBD, but it will be a Thursday evening) – the final cluster meeting the year begins with a traditional church dinner at Chepachet Union Church, followed by a Yankee Swap (tell me you know what that is!) among me, the au pairs and our guests. We top off the evening with a walk back in time as we stroll Main Street in old Chepachet Village for candlelight shopping, where the shop owners offer hot cocoa, cookies and eggnog to those out on a brisk winter night.
This being said, our event schedule is not set in stone, and I am open to revision. Please contact me, Joan Lowell, your LAR with Go Au Pair in Providence, RI. Call me at 401.309.1925 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Give your family a cultural childcare experience in 2015!