Saying Goodbye to Your Au Pair

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 [...]

Saying Goodbye to Your Au Pair2019-02-19T15:11:57-04:00

Is an Au Pair Right For My Family? Part 3: Price of Au Pair vs Daycare

This week, we are continuing our conversation on if an Au Pair is right for your family. We have already discussed the convenience of an Au Pair working around your schedule and the ease of having an extra set of hands. Now we are going to talk about if the cost of an Au Pair [...]

Is an Au Pair Right For My Family? Part 3: Price of Au Pair vs Daycare2018-06-12T15:48:41-04:00

Is an Au Pair Right for My Family? Part 2: Working Around Your Schedule

We are continuing with our blog series on finding out whether an Au Pair is right for your family. Today we are going to discuss how an Au Pair can be right for your family if you need childcare that works around your schedule. Gone are the days of the entire neighbourhood gets up and [...]

Is an Au Pair Right for My Family? Part 2: Working Around Your Schedule2018-06-11T11:17:38-04:00

Is An Au Pair Right For My Family? Part 1: Extra Set of Hands

It's Monday morning. You wake up to your alarm clock which you have strategically set so you have 15 minutes of quiet time before anyone else in the house wakes up. You sit down with your cup of coffee (you remembered to set the coffee maker the night before-yay you!), and think about how this [...]

Is An Au Pair Right For My Family? Part 1: Extra Set of Hands2018-06-11T08:56:03-04:00

How an Au Pair Can Help With Your New Year’s Resolution

New year, new you! Well, at least that’s what I told myself just over a week ago. Now that we are in the second week of January, New Year’s Resolutions are starting to become a pain instead of a refreshing awakening. It’s time to bring in reinforcements. Mine is a cross stitch I created of [...]

How an Au Pair Can Help With Your New Year’s Resolution2018-01-08T10:01:00-04:00

Au Pair’s Expectations of Their Host Family in Canada

An Au Pair (AP) comes to Canada to live-in because they have an interest in childcare AND they want to learn the Canadian way of living. In order to do that, they have certain expectations of their host family to make their experience in Canada special and rewarding. Here are some of those expectations: Show [...]

Au Pair’s Expectations of Their Host Family in Canada2017-11-22T10:27:53-04:00