City Au Pair vs Country Au Pair

  We have had many inquiries over the past few weeks from families living in rural areas of Canada wondering about the Au Pair experience and whether there are Au Pairs who would want to be hosted in non-urban locations.  We thought we would address this and put the “myth” to bed that all Au Pairs (more…)

Your Au Pair & Driving in Canada

Are you in search of an Au Pair who can drive?  Do you need your Au Pair to use your vehicle to shuttle kids from various activities, school and playdates?  One of the benefits of an Au Pair over a live-in caregiver is that most Au Pairs have drivers licenses from their home countries.  A (more…)

The best time to search for an Au Pair

When should I begin searching for my Au Pair? We often get asked by families when they should start searching for their Au Pair.  For the sole reason of preparing your Au Pair for the Visa application process we always recommend searching for your Au Pair in November/December and thus ensuring your Au Pair has (more…)

Building a Relationship with your New Au Pair

The first few weeks of a having a new Au Pair in your home is a major time of adjustment for everyone involved. Not only does the Au Pair have to settle into her new (and foreign!) surroundings whilst learning the ‘ropes’ of their new family, but also the host family is learning how to (more…)