February Au Pair Meeting

Monday, 17 March 2014

For the monthly meeting in February the au pairs got together for bowling and dinner. We also had two former au pairs visiting, Lovisa from Sweden and Alexandra from Germany =)


What is au pair childcare?

Thursday, 13 February 2014

  Au pair childcare is a unique alternative to day care or nannies—one that is growing in popularity with American families. Au pairs are live-in childcare providers, ages 18-26 years old, from different countries around the world. They provide 45 hours per week of flexible childcare, household help and cultural […]


Interviewing Techniques!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Preparing for a phone interview with a potential au pair can be daunting. The objectives for the interview are to find a person to care for your children and to live in your home, as well as to build rapport. Choosing the time for the interview and considering the challenges of language […]


A taste of American culture!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The first very American experience for some of the newly arrived girls was the SuperBowl this past weekend. One of the girls organized at get-together at a local restaurant to spend some time together and experience this cultural event that is so very big here in America. Rumor has it […]


Welcome Nadja from Germany

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Nadja is arriving this weekend to her host family in Iowa City to spend a great year together, learn about each others cultures, languages, cuisine and traditions and of course to create amazing memories together !