Nanny (or Au Pair) vs Day Care?

Friday, 10 March 2017

There are various advantages and disadvantages to all types of child care. The options are many but not all fit with the needs of a child or family.  I came across this article balancing the perspective of a nanny vs a day care. Although it does not include the option […]

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Spring Break and the Au Pair Program

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

It’s spring break time of year and with that comes the question of what the schedule will look like for your au pair.    Spring break can mean the kids are home all day from school and that can add hours for au pairs that generally have time off during the […]

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Is Your Au Pair Ready to Drive?

Friday, 3 March 2017

Driving is one of the biggest hurdles that host families encounter and that I get a lot of questions about.  Unfortunately, every au pair has a different level of driving skills and experience, some have very little at all.  However, even the best drivers need time to adjust to a […]

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Italian Au Pair for Newborns as Multiple Births are on the Rise!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A recent article in the StarTribune pointed out that there is an increase in multple births.  Along with that there is also a shortage of infant child care available!  You can read the article here: http://www.startribune.com/there-really-are-more-twins-and-triplets-in-minnesota/414544863/ If you are you searching for infant space and can’t find any, this au […]

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Childcare isn’t the same as predicting the weather!

Friday, 24 February 2017

The past week in Minnesota has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride.  Last Thursday predictions started coming in that we would be getting 20″ of snow and one of the biggest storms ever to hit Minnesota….today we woke up and there was not even a flake on the ground […]

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