January 31, 2017

Sophia Leonhardt, age 25, is an occupational therapist from the Bayern region of Germany. She spent the last year living and working with the Schuller family of Troy, Michigan and caring for their three children: ages 9, 2 and 1. Sophia is the first runner up for PROaupair’s 2017 Au Pair of the Year competition. [...] Read More »

January 26, 2017

Last week we announced the winner of PROaupair’s 2017 Au Pair of the Year competition: Maren Fander, a 26-year-old speech therapist and professional au pair from the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. Today, learn a little more about Maren, her American host family, and why she deserves the title of Au Pair of the Year. [...] Read More »

January 24, 2017

One in five children have or have had a mental health disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A recent ”On Parenting” article in the Washington Post discussed ways in which school faculty can help children with mental health disorders, even without a therapist on staff. Many of these ideas can also be translated to the home and be supported by your professional au pair. [...] Read More »

January 20, 2017

Today PROaupair announced the winner of its 2017 Au Pair of the Year competition. PROaupair host families nominated their professional au pairs by submitting a short essay sharing why they thought their au pair should be the Au Pair of the Year. As with previous years, one winner and two runners-up were selected from among the many submissions. [...] Read More »

January 18, 2017

This Sunday, January 22, 2017, professional au pair Johanna Dittmar will perform with the Oakland Civic Orchestra, a community orchestra and established East Bay institution comprised of more than 50 adult musicians who gather to share in the joy and magic of music-making, offering free concerts to the local community. [...] Read More »