Yearly Archives: 2016

Top 5 Ways To Make Your Au Pair Feel At Home

When you host an au pair in your home, it can take a while to get used to having a new person in the sanctity of your family space. As strange as it may feel for you, it can also be a very unsettling experience… Continue reading

Why Choose An Au Pair?

With so many different options available for child care these days, it can be hard to be sure you are choosing the right type of child care for your family. All children thrive in different environments, but did you know you could hire an au… Continue reading

Au Pairs – A Cost Effective Child Care Solution

  With many families having two working parents these days, child care is a necessity for most families. The prices for day care can range from anywhere from $75 per day and up to over $100 a day, it certainly is not cheap, especially if… Continue reading

What Is An Au Pair?

With the ever-increasing cost of childcare these days, parents are exploring alternatives to traditional day-cares that fit in better with their often busy lifestyles. One of those alternatives is choosing to host an au pair. Hiring an au pair can be done directly or parents… Continue reading

Au Pair of the Month Aubrey

Aubrey brought an easygoing warmth and kindness into our house. Her background as an elite gymnast helped our daughter take it up a few notches on the trampoline and at dance! Her disciplined approach was also a blessing for juggling homework and the children’s many… Continue reading

Nicole Kofkin on Radio NZ on behalf of CAPAA

We encourage our host families to include au pairs in meals, celebrations, activities and family holidays. The unfortunate event of French au pair Manon being refused entry to New Zealand to join her host family on their family holiday caused shock and disbelieve. Au Pair… Continue reading

Juliette is quoted in the Herald Newspaper

Juliette was asked to contribute her knowledge to this article about childcare in the Sydney Morning Herald, written by Barbara Drury. Another low-cost alternative is to welcome an overseas student, or au pair, into your home. Juliette MacGregor, of Smartaupairs, says most au pairs are looking… Continue reading

Smartaupairs team sponsor Christel in the Philippines

Through Plan International, we were introduced to Christel, her family and her community. As an au pair agency, we talk to many families every day and enjoy making a difference by helping them find a nice au pair to be part of the family and… Continue reading