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Not only are we a leading au pair agency, but we are also parents. This is why we offer only thoroughly screened, highly trained au pairs that we would entrust with our own children. With flexible arrival dates to meet your busy schedule you can welcome your new au pair in 4-6 weeks or less!
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Thank You For Submitting Your Entry!

Your entry for the 2017 Au Pair of the Year contest has been submitted to our office. We will be in contact with you shortly to confirm receipt and request additional information if necessary. Should you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact us at:

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Thank You For Submitting Your Entry!

Your entry for the 2018 Host Family of the Year contest has been submitted to our office. We will be in contact with you shortly to confirm receipt and request additional information if necessary. Should you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact us at:

Paula Adams

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 Congratulations to Laura G. of Spain - Au Pair in North Dakota!

Laura was chosen from over fifty nominees to be our 2017 Au Pair of the Year! She also came in second place in the International Au Pair Association's Au Pair of the Year Contest!


 

Departing her home in the Spanish Canary Islands, Laura embarked on her journey in the au pair program with a passion to experience all life has to offer. Her sense of adventure brought her to the cold, and sometimes frigid temperatures of North Dakota, to care for five amazing children. As an English teacher, Laura has used her gift to help her host kids excel in their studies. In fact, she provides home-schooling to the oldest boy who has benefited immensely from her creative teaching style. Laura has also volunteered her time in local high school and college Spanish classes, speaking to them about her home country. She is always willing to help those in need and has been lovingly described as a "gift" by her host family. For these reasons, and many more, Laura has been chosen to be our 2017 Au Pair of the Year! Click on the link below to read Laura's nomination essay, and the essay she submitted for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Contest. One of Laura's host children also prepared an amazing video that you won't want to miss!   LauraGWinner

 

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Congratulations To Our Runners-Up!

Au Pair International received over fifty nominations for the Au Pair of the Year Contest this year, all of whom deserve recognition! Therefore, we would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to each of our nominees, as well as our two runners-up. Please click on their links below to discover why their host families nominated them for the Au Pair of the Year Award!

Cody R. - Australia 1  Valentina G. - Italy 

 

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     Congratulations to Svetlana K - Our 2014 Au Pair of the Year!


 

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Cody R. - Runner Up

 

Congratulations to Cody R. of Australia

Nominated by the Ferre-Torossian Family in Washington!


 "Thank you, for the opportunity to nominate our world-class Au Pair Cody R. for Au Pair of the Year. Cody deserves this Award for a thousand reasons, and our family could not be happier than elaborating on those in this essay.

Cody R. Australia

We welcomed Cody in our family on June 1, 2016. She arrived from Australia where she grew up on a farm in the countryside with her Mum and animals, and had worked with children from 6-months to 5 years old for a few years. She came over to take care of our 18 months old daughter at the time and soon to be born second daughter. She had hardly ever travelled abroad until she landed in Seattle. She arrived in high-speed, high impact, intense family environment where our high tech business careers are an important part of our life. Our experience with her was outstanding from day one, and continues to be a joy every day. 

Cody proved the absolute perfect Au Pair our family needed. She is highly competent and experienced with children, incredibly wise, energetic and a fantastic communicator with our children. She proved able to adapt to a variety of environments: in our home and the Pacific Northwest culture, during our two- month stay in Paris during my maternity leave where she had to learnt about navigating a very urban environment completely foreign to her habits, with our tempestuous two-year old who was having to adjust to a new born sister, with our families who were visiting.

It is hard to find enough attributes to describe this self-confident, creative, discrete, trustworthy, insightful, active, mature, self-aware, crafty, young lady. While with our children 45 hours a week since the little one turned 3-month, she provides us with a lot of incredible tips to ease the family rhythm, pick between day cares or upcoming pre-schools, help the children through more challenging emotional phases. Our daughter loves her and never goes to bed without knocking at her door softly asking for ‘Coby’. Cody has incredible talent and patience at helping our now 5-month old finds her sleep.

When our family went through the stress of the uncertainty around work and possible geographic mobility, Cody always stayed very relaxed and laser focused on the children. Cody puts the children first whatever she does, wherever she is with us.

The highlights of her achievements with our daughter include: 4-feet long painting art pieces that they work on week after week, learning to be comfortable playing by herself, language, a wide variety of well behavior at the table or socially, the peace of mind of sticking her to a smart routine, the dozen of thoughtful craft things she did with her (planting seeds in the garden, making her crack eggs shells to enrich the garden’s soil) but also teaching her to dress up by herself, to cross the road, etc. She integrated very well with other Au Pairs and made a point of using all her weekends to visit, learn and experience the area.

On behalf of my husband, our children’s grand-parents but also my adult step-children and friends from the community who got to see her ‘in action’ a few times, we are delighted to nominate Cody for Au Pair of the year. She is our third Au Pair with our family and we would love to have her part of the family for another decade if the Program allowed. She earned this Award in our view because she embodies the values of the Au Pair program, the spirit of the cultural exchange it represents, and the undisputed care she gives our children every day in a self-starting, self-motivated and intellectually curious fashion. We are grateful we got to experience this time with her, learning from each other every day."

What Our Host Families Say

  • John - CO

    A little over two years ago, I lost my wife Patty to cancer. With a huge hole in our home from the loss of Patty, Svetlana stepped in and helped Bryce feel loved and cared for during a situation that is difficult to imagine and understand. She has seen us through many tears and sadness, but brought so much safety and comfort into our home. I honestly don’t know how we could have made it the past few years without her.
     
  • LindseyMary

    Lindsey - CA

    Mary Luisa or lulu as we call her entered our family at a challenging time in early July. I was 7 months pregnant and our son was starting to act out as he realized a new baby was on the way. Rocket met Mary and instantly fell in love. He was so excited his new best friend would be living in our house. From day one lulu stepped in and has been there for our son and helped make the new baby transition easier on the whole family.
     
  • Ornela

    Keith - MD

    It was a very terrifying thought for me to entrust my children to someone else, but I can say with whole hearted enthusiasm, we really "hit the jackpot" with Ornela. She has taken our twins from speaking greek words to being completely bilingual! To see the confidence and ability that they have is in a large part dedicated to her. We can truly see the pride and love that she has for Georgia and Peter. Ornela has really become a part of our family, not just an au pair.
     
  • NozomiStevenson

    The Stevenson Children - MD

    These past four months with our au pair have been the best experience ever! She even rode the Tower of Terror at Disney World with us three times. Tell us how many au pairs will do that for their host family kids! Our au pair is very special and we love her just like a family member. She does so much for our family and we just want to tell everyone how awesome she is to us!
     
  • Effie

    Patricia

    We feel fortunate as parents to have Effie in our family, especially in our busy lives when being away from home and the children during the day can often be very stressful. She makes our life easier, giving us the confidence that our kids are safe, in good hands and with the right direction!
     
  • Lissy

    Audrey - FL

    Lissy has exceeded every expectation we had for an au pair and has become just like another family member. I have said time and time again that you guys must do an amazing job screening these applicants. Although now I would have a hard time doing this again because I don't know if we could ever top Lissy!
     
  • MaureenSatoko

    Maureen - MI

    We have had several au pairs in our home and we feel very glad and are very lucky that Satoko came to us. I don't want to jinx anything because this is only the second week but I can tell you that Satoko is golden. We are grateful to Au Pair International for introducing her to us!