As we wrap up Thanksgiving weekend and look forward to the holiday season, we are reminded of all the things for which we are thankful. Once again, the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) gives host families the opportunity to express their thanks for their au pair and the quality childcare they have received throughout the year by submitting a nomination for Au Pair of the Year.
Throughout December, host families around the world can nominate their au pair for the prestigous International Au Pair of the Year Award. Cultural Care Au Pair host families have been generous with their nominations over the years and we are always overwhelmed with the stories of dedication, caring and compasssion that they tell. Our au pairs have been international finalists three times and twice have been selected as Au Pair of the Year.
Nominations are due to Cultural Care by January 3rd and we have already received several. Here are some lines from a few of them:
“While it may not seem extraordinary to simply care for four average children in a normal household, as any parent knows, it is a gift to find someone who can do it, as Rieke does, with grace and generosity, day after day.”
Robinson family, MA
“We never imagined that we would come to rely on someone so much. Mariana has made a difference in the lives of every member of our family.”
Truesdale family, MD
“Sabine and her entire family have been an extension of our family since we connected in the Spring of 2013. She has been a tremendous addition and we could not have done this year without her. Every family should be blessed with an au pair like Sabine.”
Tumino family, NY
Cultural Care can submit three au pair nominations to the International Au Pair Association. From the nominations received from au pair agencies all over the world, IAPA selects three finalists and then a winning au pair who will receive an all expense paid trip to their national conference in London in March. In addition to selecting three finalists to be submitted to IAPA, Cultural Care Au Pair will also chose an Au Pair of the Year for each state.
Take some time during this holiday season to submit your nomination and let everyone know how thankful you are for your au pair. We look forward to hearing from you.