Quiz: What’s a Heilerziehungspfleger?

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A Heilerziehungspfleger or “HEP” for short, is a Special Needs Care provider who has completed a five-year advanced degree in assisting, caring, educating and helping children and adults with disabilities and special care requirements. They provide personal and hygiene assistance including toileting, bathing, lifting, feeding (including feeding tubes) and other daily support needs. They make

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,

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

Meet apex PROaupair Matching Specialist, Amanda!

Tell us about yourself.  My name is Amanda Levy and I live in Raleigh, NC with my husband and our 2 boys.  My husband and I met online actually! A lot of similarities with the matchmaking I do every day! We now have two sweet boys, Parker is 7 years old and Owen is 16 months. In my rare spare time, I enjoy yoga,