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Tis the season of giving! Having trouble thinking of the perfect gift to give to your Au Pair or your Host Family? Don’t worry – you’re not alone, so we’ve put together a few suggestions to help get your ideas flowing!   FOR YOUR AU PAIR There are a couple things...

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Handling Homesickness

Are you an international Au Pair spending your Christmas in Canada? Away from your family and friends? A bit worried? Here are a few tips from us: Homesickness is the “distress or functional impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home and...

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Au Pair vs. In-Home Caregiver

Au Pair vs. In-Home Caregiver

We've put together a side-by-side comparison between Au Pairs and In-Home Caregivers. Check it out to see which form of childcare best suits your family's needs. Au Pair In-home Caregiver •   Must have childcare experience, preferably outside the family such as...

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Where to Au Pair – Kamloops

Located at the confluence of the South and North Thompson rivers in BC's semi-arid grasslands, Kamloops takes its name from the Shuswap word "Tk'emlups," meaning "meeting place." Today it is the junction of three highways, two national rail lines, and Rocky...

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Books to Read with your Host Kids!

      Inspiring a love of stories is one of the most helpful tools you can give to kids as they learn to read.  Mastering literacy is a big step to independence in children’s development and it’s no easy task. There is often a large amount of pressure...

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Where to Au Pair – St. John’s, Newfoundland

St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland, is the oldest and most easterly city in North America. Bursting with charisma and culture, St. John’s has the homey feel of a village, with a contemporary, sophisticated edge. As an Au Pair in Newfoundland, you will meet some...

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Managing Expectations

              Expectations are what we hope will happen in the future based on our past experiences, what we’ve heard from other people or even what we thought we heard from others. It’s important to communicate your expectations so...

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How to Say “Common Sense” in 5 Languages

          English: common sense German: gesunder menschenverstand French: bon sens Spanish: sentido común Italian: buon senso Your common sense is your natural ability to make good judgments and to behave in a practical and sensible way....

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A Closer Look at the Northwest Territories from Lisa O.

Hello, My name is Lisa and I am an Au Pair in Canada for ten months. Since the beginning of my plans I decided that the right family is more important to me than the “right” place. When a family from Inuvik, Northwest Territories, contacted me, of course I wasn’t sure...

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Where to Au Pair – Winnipeg

Located in Central Canada, Winnipeg is known as “The Gateway to the west” and has a rich history as a Canadian trading post. Also known for its chilly winters, this city will give you a taste of the Canadian cold! But don’t be deterred – the warm community makes up...

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