2018 Host Family of the Year Winner - The Halberg Family from San Francisco!

by Klara Maria Breitkopf, Social Work Graduate from the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in NRW, Germany“Why is your Host Family the Host Family of the Year?” When I got the email with this question I asked myself how I should express that in less than 800 words.Rick and Katie Halberg are two remarkable people

Fun Activities For a Cold Winter’s Day!

 We all understand how important it is to provide children with engaging and stimulating activities as they continue to develop. But how can this be accomplished when the weather is not ideal?As we all know, the east coast was hit with some extreme weather in the last month. Although our children enjoy the snow days,

Verena Held is apex PROaupair's 2018 Professional Au Pair of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of PROaupair’s 2018 Professional Au Pair of the Year competition: Verena Held, a 26-year-old Occupational Therapist and professional au pair who graduated from the Döpfer Schule in Munich, Germany. Read on to learn why Verena is the 2018 winner! When we were doing the interviews to hire a

Pumpkin Mania!

All joking aside, this is a wonderful time of year to take advantage of this festive gourd and to teach your kids about the seasonality of fruits and vegetables. Here are some fun ways that you can eat, play with and enjoy pumpkins.Classic Pumpkin CarvingMost parents who grew up in the USA will remember carving pumpkins

Learning a New Language with Your Professional Au Pair

While the research behind at what age you should teach your kids another language is vast and varied, one conclusion remains- learning another language is wonderful for your children's neurological development. Not to mention, it's a useful skill in a world where travel is becoming more accessible and commonplace!  Here are some fun ways that your professional au pair can work with your kids to teach them her native tongue. Associate new