Au Pair Tips

These are common issues/concerns that some au pairs have and suggestions on how to avoid them.

Guest – Think Carefully Before Asking..

It is important to think carefully before asking your host parents to allow you to invite guests, especially friends of family who may come stay for a week or more. There are many host families who would not feel comfortable with allowing that and will say no. If they say no, you need to do Read More

Polar Bear Day

February 27, 2015 Polar Bear Day celebrates the world’s largest carnivore. A polar bear can grow up to nine feet tall(when standing) and 1400 pounds. They are a favorite at zoos around the country. Polar bears live at the North Pole region, and are native to Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia. Need Read More

10 Tips on Making New Friends in the Cluster!

February 15, 2015 Connecting with new friends is #1 fear as an au pair followed closely by # 2 worrying about gaining weight.  This year is your opportunity to make friends from around the world!  Here are a few tips to help you to take the first step to make a friend! 1.  Look and Read More

Keep Your Kids Active

January 28, 2015 What is physical activity for preschoolers? Physical activity includes playing actively, family fun such as hiking or swimming, and anything that gets your child moving! Tip sheetWhy is physical activity important? It helps your child stay healthy. It helps your child learn good habits early in life. It gives them an Read More

Make Food Fun!!

January 27, 2015 Picky eating is temporary and there are many things you can do to deal with picky eating in a positive way. One way is to make food fun! Get creative in the kitchen: Name a food your child helps create. Make a big deal of serving “Dawn’s Salad” or “Peter’s Sweet Potatoes” Read More

Soda Bottle Polar Bear

January 13, 2015 Turn an empty two liter soda bottle into this cute giggling polar bear! Choose your child’s favorite colors for the hair and mittens. What you’ll need: Gesso (recommended: Liquitex Basics Gesso) White and black acrylic craft paint Paint brush 2 liter plastic bottle 2 mismatched socks Black marker Pink crayon Read More