Photo albums

A picture is worth a thousand words—so please take a look at my photo albums to learn more about what our local host families and au pairs are up to during the year.
Au Pair Holiday Party ~ 2018!

12/04/2018

We had over 25 countries represented for our 2018 Au Pair Holiday Party! With hot cocoa, holiday cookies, a photo booth, holiday music, and a new twist on the stealing gift exchange game, there were lots of laughs! It’s so heart warming to watch these amazing au pairs create memories and […]

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt!

11/15/2018

We had a fun meeting this month at a local grocery store!  The au pairs, from over 25 countries, were put into teams and had to find Thanksgiving-related items in the store. They had to take a group selfie with the item and be the first team to find all of […]

5th Annual Fire Safety and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Meeting

10/22/2018

This month’s au pair meeting was part of our Continuing Education Safety Program.  Facilitated by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, au pairs from San Ramon, Danville and Alamo learned tips on how to keep themselves and their families safe from fire and possible carbon monoxide poisoning.  Thank you […]

International Potluck

09/16/2018

Tasty dishes from all over the world! This was the theme of this month’s host family and au pair event. At our international potluck everyone enjoyed food from Thailand, Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, South Africa, Colombia… and more! Families and au pairs had a chance to socialize and get to […]

August Au Pair Meeting ~ Laser Tag!

08/20/2018

Lots of fun and laughter was had by all as au pairs from San Ramon and Danville got together for an evening of laser tag!  Watch out! You never know who’s sneaking up behind you!

Au Pairs Creating Board Books for Kids First!

07/28/2018

It was so inspiring watching the time and effort these awesome au pairs took to create these beautiful board books for Cultural Care Kids First Foundation.  These books will be sent to children in need around the world. How cool is that?!

Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

06/10/2018

Au pairs gathered at Crow Canyon Country Club Pool for our annual Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Meeting.  Swimming and sunbathing followed as it was a beautiful summer day!

Au Pair Hike!

04/29/2018

Enjoying the beautiful views in San Ramon!

Household Poisoning Prevention Meeting

03/13/2018

As one of our required safety meetings, we met this month to review how au pairs can keep their host children safe from common household products that can be poisonous if ingested. After our lesson, we played a fun “get to know you” game to help everyone get to know each other […]

Au Pairs On Ice!

02/25/2018

At this month’s au pair meeting, everyone challenged themselves on the ice!!  Helping each other along, smiles could be seen from across the rink!

What’s on YOUR Bucket List?

01/30/2018

Au Pairs had a great time decorating their “buckets” with things they want to do during their au pair year here in the U.S. For those who were close to the end of their year, they added ideas of things they want to do after they return home or simply […]

Holiday Party!

12/16/2017

We had such a fun time gathering for our annual Holiday Party!  Many took advantage of the photo booth and props to take some holiday pictures, and we enjoyed some yummy treats and played the traditional “Steal the Gift” game while listening to some holiday music.  Lots of laughs, strengthening […]

Fire Safety and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

11/15/2017

This month’s au pair meeting was part of our Continuing Education Safety Program.  Facilitated by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, au pairs from San Ramon, Danville and Alamo learned tips on how to keep themselves and their families safe from fire and possible carbon monoxide poisoning.  A few […]

Halloween Fest!

10/22/2017

Host families and au pairs from San Ramon and Danville enjoyed some playtime, crafts and treats on a beautiful fall day in California! Everyone enjoyed getting to know one another and sharing stories and laughs!

Au Pair Bowling!

09/10/2017

For our meeting this month, we hit the bowling alley!  Lots of laughter and friendly competition as au pairs bowled their way to a strike!!

Laser Tag!

07/10/2017

Lots of fun and laughter was had by all as au pairs from San Ramon and Danville got together for an evening of laser tag!  Watch out! You never know who’s sneaking up behind you!

Au Pair Meeting: Water Safety & Drowning Prevention

06/11/2017

For this month’s au pair meeting, as part of our Continuing Safety Education Program, we talked about the very important topic of Water Safety and Drowning Prevention.  Mike Biondi, former East Bay Regional Parks Lifeguard and Jr. Lifeguard Instructor, facilitated the training and did an awesome job discussing and demonstrating […]

Au Pairs Cruising on San Francisco Bay!!

05/06/2017

Over 400 au pairs from Northern California got together for our annual San Francisco Bay Cruise! There was music, dancing and a photo booth, and with such beautiful views from the water! So fun experiencing this with au pairs from all over the world.  I think a good time was had […]

Au Pair Game Night!

03/14/2017

Bingo! was heard many times around the room as we played several rounds during this month’s meeting.  The au pairs eagerly read off their numbers to confirm they had bingo and then claimed their prize!  Following lots of friendly competition, we celebrated all au pairs’ birthdays with birthday cake!!

Au Pairs On Ice!

02/28/2017

For our Au Pair Meeting in February, the au pairs took the ice and donned their ice skates at Dublin Iceland!  There was lots of encouragement and laughter as they helped each other make their way around the ice rink.  It was so much fun watching au pairs from 15 […]

Au Pair Pizza Party Meeting

01/25/2017

Pizza and taxes! If we’re going to talk about taxes, we might as well enjoy some pizza while doing it.  And that we did!  Lots of great conversation too as we welcomed 5 new au pairs to our group since our last meeting: 3 from Columbia, 1 from Brazil and […]

Au Pair Holiday Party!

12/11/2016

Lots of great conversation and laughter were had at our holiday party this year as the au pairs played the popular ‘steal the gift’ gift exchange game.  We also decorated stockings, ate some delicious treats and took some great photos in our holiday photo booth!  All the while listening to […]

Au Pair Safety Meeting – Fire and CO Poisoning Prevention

11/16/2016

Thank you again to the San Ramon Valley Fire Department for hosting over 50 au pairs from San Ramon, Danville and Alamo for our annual Fire and CO Poisoning Prevention meeting.  A special thank you to Joyce Castro for such an engaging and thorough presentation!  I think everyone learned a lot, […]

Halloween in the Park Host Family and Au Pair Event!

10/24/2016

It was another beautiful fall day in San Ramon, California for our annual Halloween in the Park Host Family and Au Pair Event!  Lots of wonderful new host families and au pairs had the opportunity to meet each other and share their experiences.  The kids enjoyed some crafts and playing […]

What’s on YOUR Bucket List?

09/14/2016

What a great time everyone had at this month’s au pair meeting ~ decorating buckets with ideas and goals to work toward during their year here in the U.S.!  New friendships were made as we shared stories, laughter and some delicious food too!

Au Pair Pizza and Pool Party!

08/29/2016

What a perfect summer day it was in San Ramon, CA for our Pizza and Pool Party at the Crow Canyon Country Club! We had a great time sharing tips and ideas on how to have a successful year as an au pair as we welcomed new au pairs to […]

Au Pair Potluck and Concert in the Park

07/17/2016

Au Pairs brought some delicious dishes to share as we gathered around socializing and listening to some great music in the park.  What a fabulous summer evening in the Bay Area!

Au Pair Disco Cruise in San Francisco!

05/14/2016

What a wonderful evening it was cruising the San Francisco Bay with over 400 au pairs from all over the world!  Everyone enjoyed music and dancing, the photo booth and some amazing views of San Francisco.  Not to mention the whales who made an appearance in the bay!  It’s events like […]

Safety Meeting and Happy Birthday Au Pairs!

04/27/2016

Meeting at a local park in San Ramon, au pairs gathered on a slightly chilly evening for a safety meeting on Household Poison Prevention.  Following the presentation, we celebrated everyone’s birthdays with cake!  Soccer, socializing and music made the evening fun for all!

Spring Eggstravaganza Host Family Event!

03/21/2016

Host families and au pairs from San Ramon, Danville and Alamo got together for a little springtime fun!  We had activities, crafts and snacks for everyone and once again the egg hunt was a huge hit!  So fun watching all the kiddos fill up their bags and baskets with treats. […]

Hiking in the San Ramon Valley!

02/21/2016

It was a beautiful day for a hike at Las Trampas Regional Wilderness!  It was so nice to spend some time in the beautiful outdoors with these awesome au pairs!

Au Pair Meeting – Bingo!

01/27/2016

The au pairs from San Ramon, Danville and Alamo met at the Crow Canyon Country Club for some fun and friendly competition ~ playing Bingo!  We also handed out tax information sheets to help au pairs with filing taxes, then the fun began!  What an awesome group of au pairs!!

Au Pairs Share Holiday Traditions from Around the World

12/06/2015

For our holiday au pair meeting our au pairs from San Ramon and Alamo gave back and shared holiday traditions from around the world with assisted living senior residents at Villa San Ramon in the San Francisco Bay area. They started by introducing themselves saying their name, the country they’re […]

Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Meeting

11/09/2015

The San Ramon Fire Department did an awesome job facilitating this month’s meeting on Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention.  The au pairs from San Ramon, Danville and Alamo learned how to keep their host families safe in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.  The importance of […]

Halloween in the Park Host Family and Au Pair Event!

10/26/2015

It was a beautiful fall day for our 2nd Annual Halloween in the Park Event!  It was held at Central Park in San Ramon, California and we had a great turn out of host families and au pairs from San Ramon and Alamo!  We loved seeing all of the fantastic […]

Scavenger Hunt in San Francisco!

09/14/2015

It was a beautiful day in San Francisco with 100s of au pairs from Cultural Care who came together for the 12th annual Cultural Care Au Pair Scavenger Hunt!  The au pairs worked together in teams, learning facts about San Francisco, visiting historical sights, and having FUN with current and new friends!

Pool Party at Crow Canyon Country Club!

08/30/2015

What a great way to end the summer!  For our August meeting, San Ramon au pairs enjoyed some fun and relaxation floating in the pool or playing volleyball at the Crow Canyon Country Club.  It was a perfect afternoon!

July Au Pair Meeting – Boomers!

07/12/2015

San Ramon au pairs met at Boomers in Livermore for our July meeting.  We had perfect weather and lots of fun and friendly competition was had by all on the Go Karts, Bumper Boats and playing multiple games of Laser Tag!

June Au Pair Meeting – Yogurtland

06/18/2015

This month we met at Yogurtland and enjoyed some yummy frozen yogurt.  It was a beautiful summer day and au pairs shared stories about the “ups and downs” of life as an au pair.  We also brainstormed some fun ideas of things to do with the kids over the summer.

Au Pair Water Safety Meeting, Pool Party and BBQ!

05/31/2015

At this month’s meeting, the Danville and San Ramon au pairs learned about Water Safety and Drowning Prevention as part of our Continuing Safety Education Program.  Thank you to Mike Biondi, former lifeguard, for taking the time to educate us all on how to stay safe in and around the […]

Au Pair Safety Meeting – Household Poisoning Prevention

04/16/2015

This month’s required au pair meeting was part of our Continuing Safety Education Program on Household Poisoning Prevention. Rachel Kadner, A Poison Prevention specialist from Alameda County and Parenting and Community Partnership Manager at Habitot Children’s Museum presented to the San Ramon and Danville au pairs. We all learned a […]

Host Family and Au Pair Spring EGGstravaganza!

03/29/2015

Our Host Family and Au Pair Spring EGGstravaganza on 3/29/15 was held at a local park in San Ramon, California.  We had crafts, activities, snacks, an egg hunt for the kids AND an egg hunt for the au pairs too!

Fun February Au Pair Meeting!

02/23/2015

San Ramon au pairs and LCC’s had a fun time bowling at our February au pair meeting, with a little added “friendly competition” too.  After bowling we headed to the Cheesecake Factory for a delicious lunch!