5 Thanksgiving Tips for Au Pairs & Host Parents

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November each year. Even though a few other countries also celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s still considered a uniquely American holiday, one that the au pairs look forward to experiencing. You can learn more about it here. “I really enjoyed Thanksgiving with my host family. It was as Read More

Au Pair Luncheon

International luncheon. A fun gathering of connecting with old friends and new. We talked about the educational component of the program, summer safety, volunteering and upcoming summer events to look forward to, such as beach events and outdoor concerts! Read More

Holiday & Vacation Reminders

“Rest and be thankful.” – William Wordsworth Holidays and vacations are a great opportunity to rest, recharge and explore the U.S. Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer travel season. Here are some reminders about program rules regarding holidays and vacations. Holidays Host families are not required to give au pairs any specific holidays. Each Read More

Fire Safety

Wilton Fire Department presented a fire safety seminar to au pairs from Wilton, Weston, Redding, Ridgefield, and Pound Ridge, N.Y. The au pairs heard a discussion about kitchen fire safety, home exit drills, keeping young children safe from a fire, and escaping from a fire. They also received a tour of the firehouse and Read More

Au Pairs, Snow and Winter

Its been a mild winter here in Connecticut thus far. Many of our Host Families and Au Pairs enjoy skiing together. Snow days, delays and early dismissals are fun for the kids but, they can wreak havoc on working parents! Knowing your au pair is at home and prepared for these days is a nice Read More

Au Pair Holiday Party

Our host families come from a wide variety of backgrounds and faiths. Some celebrate Christmas, some Chanukah some Kwanzaa and some celebrate more than one of those or none of the above! Both Host Families and Au pairs enjoy the cultural exchange aspect of our program. The holidays are a joyous way to embrace each Read More