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Best Summer Ideas for RI Kids

Summer schedules are filling up. I should know, as mom of six busy kids! Our schedule is already getting “busy” for summer, with July all booked up! Summer camps in RI are no different. I want to share a few great summer ideas for families with kids. Maybe you’ve got a summer camp or other…

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Autism Awareness in April

To celebrate Autism Awareness this month, I would love to share some information about Autism as well as some excellent Go Au Pair candidates who are interested in placing with a family with special needs children. You may ask yourself, why read this article and what does this author know about Autism. I will tell…

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How the Au Pair Program Works

What is an Au Pair and how can one help my family? I will tell you that the Au Pair Program¬†is one of the most flexible, reliable and affordable options for today’s busy American families. An Au Pair is an energetic, experienced childcare provider who is interested in learning about the American culture and gaining…

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It’s Cold and Flu Season – What to do?

How have you been feeling? Great, I hope, but if not, try not to fret. I am here to offer my support to the Au Pairs in the RI, CT and MA region. While your Au Pair Insurance covers emergencies to some degree, you may find it somewhat lacking when it comes to sick visits…

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Au Pairs Love to Learn!

When you’re considering hiring someone to care for your children, whether it be a babysitter, daycare, private nanny, or an Au Pair, parents want and deserve to know what training and experience the candidate has received. Maybe you’re okay with a high school student with little experience or training, or maybe you’d like to know…

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Au Pairs and Pets

Host Families are often overjoyed when their new Au Pair arrives, eager and willing to jump in and get busy with the kids and the activity of the cultural exchange experience. The beginning can be a honeymoon period, as you may know, when everyone is working really hard to get along and communicate openly and…

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Winter Driving Tips

Go Au Pair offers its au pairs and Host Families local support throughout their cultural childcare experience, including everything from where to go tonight, New Year’s Eve, to au pairs and the IRS. Today, let’s talk about how to drive in winter conditions. Many au pairs come to the US with their International Driver’s Permit,…

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Au Pair Classes

When an au pair comes to the US, he or she comes to live with a Host Family for year or more. He or she provides flexible, live-in childcare to the Host Family, up to 45 hours per week and the family provides room and board and a weekly stipend to the au pair. Au…

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Au Pairs and Taxes

It is getting to be that time of year again, the time when we are making a tax appointment with our tax adviser or accountant, but what should au pairs do? I would like to take a minute to try to make the rules clear, as well as provide you some other avenues to explore…

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Remember Pearl Harbor Today

One part of the au pair experience is teaching and learning for both Host Families and Au Pairs. Today is an opportunity to teach about American history, which sadly, seems to be repeating itself in our daily headlines. ¬†Days like today, among others, are solemn days of remembrance in our country. American families have an…

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Learning Two Languages?

Many Host Families are interested in hosting an au pair to encourage, even teach, their young children to be bilingual. This can be for any number of reasons, whether the parents just want their children to be able to compete in an ever-changing global system or they have grandparents who speak another language. Au pairs…

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What to Expect With Your New Au Pair

As with any new caregiver, one can expect the typical “getting-to-know-you” period where the parents, child or children and caretaker find what works best for everyone. With an au pair, who comes to live with your family for a year or more, the challenges can be more dynamic. There are still those “honeymoon” weeks, or…

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Perfect for Back-to-School

You got it! School’s in and moms everywhere are cheering, maybe. How is that schedule coming along? Kids wanting to do extra-curricular activities when you’re not available? Need an extra body to help? Need a tutor already? Go Au Pair can help – go read real-life-mom-and-author Cindy Frick’s advice, then register online for free and…

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Educational Opportunities for Au Pairs

The Au Pair Program is alive and well in America! If you know of a family who is paying for childcare, daycare, or a Nanny, tell them about Go Au Pair! Many American families find it quite affordable compared to the multiple forms of childcare they already pay for, and with more and better benefits!…

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The Key to Success

I have said it before and I will say it again: the key to success in the Au Pair Program is open and honest communication! Host Family expert and fellow-blogger Summer Blackhurst has 10 tips for Host Families – go read them! She has great advice to boost the Host Family and Au Pair relationship…