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Kid Notes, the Au Pair in America blog, is a forum for you to learn more about au pair child care and cultural exchange whether you’re a parent, host family, au pair, or community member. We hope you’ll enjoy reading unique and inspiring stories related to child care, au pairs, parenting, the benefits of intercultural education and much, much more!

This blog is also a resource for anyone to learn more about au pair exchange, including what it’s like to host an au pair and what it’s like to visit the United States as an au pair living with an American family.

At all times, our goal is to share content that is useful, informative, accurate and fair. Please leave us a comment when you read something you connect with, and feel free to ask questions and share ideas to help us make Kid Notes even better. We want to hear from you!

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Jarryd June 9, 2020 at 11:53 am

Hi Kid Notes,

My name is Jarryd and I’ve been making helpful au pair videos for the past 2 years where I was a male au pair in America. The idea behind my channel was to help out other prospective au pairs along their journey as well as to change society’s perceptions on male au pairs.

I read through your host-family blog posts and found them to be very informative. I think it’s very cool that you’re catering to the host-family as I feel they are somewhat overlooked when it comes to information and tips regarding the program. I wanted to share with you one of my latest videos where I said my final goodbye to my host-kids. I think it’s pretty important for host-families to see the positive impact having an au pair can have on their children.
Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/WknJW1Wqywk

I posted the video to my Facebook page and the engagement has been amazing with over 8000 people organically reached and over 900 engagements. So I believe your readers would enjoy it too. If not this video then I am sure one of my other videos where I cater specifically to host-families would be beneficial to them. My most recent are tips and questions for the host-family during the Skype interviews. These are the first videos on YouTube covering these topics so I’m quite proud of that!

Anyway, thanks in advance for checking it out and for taking the time to read this lengthy comment. As a former au pair I’m a big fan of your blog and I would be honored if you could feature my video.

All the best,


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