Summer is a time for soaking up the sun, drinking iced tea and reading! There is nothing better then to spend an afternoon laying on a blanket in the grass and getting caught up with your favourite characters. By reading classic Canadian books, you can learn more about the Canadian culture, languages and connect with [...]
About Sarah KellySarah Kelly is the owner of Adanac Au Pair. She was an Au Pair in France for a year living with an incredible family. Between stuffing her face with cheese, over exaggerating her French accent to blend in and visiting the beach, she cared for 3 awesome children. When she returned to Canada she became an Aunt! Sarah saw the child care crisis in Canada and thought it was time to bring the Au Pair Program to Canada. She decided to start her own Au Pair agency to share her experience with Canadian families and young adults who want to work & travel.
You've heard of the term Au Pair before. You understand the concept: an Au Pair lives in with your family and provides childcare. You're excited about the fact that an Au Pair will share their culture with your family. AND you can't wait to have some extra time for yourself! BUT how does it work? [...]
Your Au Pair's time in Canada is almost over. Can you believe it is time for them to go home? Use these tips (some practical and others emotional) to make your Au Pair's departure smooth: Close bank account: Before your Au Pair leaves the country, they will need to close their bank account. Remind them a [...]
We did it! We made it through the shortest days of the year, an arctic vortex (for all except the lucky West coasters) and we finally have another holiday coming up. Even though it is like this every winter, we are still surprised when our energy levels are low. Since this is your Au Pair's [...]
Happy 2019! 2018 was full of wonder, awe and frankly some disappointments. But with the start of a New Year comes new opportunities and new ways to make the most out of the year ahead. Here are the ways that you can start the New Year off with a bang: 1. Skip the Resolution Unless [...]
The holidays are just around the corner and there are some people (stop looking at me!) who hold out on gift buying until the very last minute. Fear not procrastinators, for I am here to help you with gift ideas you can make/buy for your host family on a budget! 1. Picture book If you [...]