Monthly Au Pair Meeting in April

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

In April we got together for a pizza party in Iowa City, to welcome our newest members of the group – local childcare coordinator Julie who will be handling the au pair group in Iowa City and au pair Emily from Australia who is looking forward to a wonderful year […]

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March Au Pair Meeting

Saturday, 26 April 2014

For the au pair meeting in March we got together for an international potluck dinner as well as our UNIT 1 continuing education – household poisoning prevention. We also had to say goodbye to miss Melyza who is off to new adventures in Boston for her second au pair year. […]

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Raising Global Citizens

Saturday, 26 April 2014

How do we raise our children to be global citizens who are both knowledgeable and care about the world around them? When you bring in an au pair to help with your childcare responsibilities, you have already taken an important initial step. While structured “share your culture” days in school […]

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Welcoming your au pair !

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

After you match with your new au pair and arrange his/her travel from orientation to your community, it’s very important to keep in touch with him/her prior to her arrival. Please keep in mind that you have opened your home to someone else’s child. There are many things you can […]

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The benefits of hosting a male au pair!

Monday, 17 March 2014

  When considering the option to hire an au pair, parents often imagine a female caregiver, however, many families are beginning to take part in an emerging trend that promises to change this perception. They are increasingly hiring male au pairs to help out with child care. Au pairs of either […]

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