What is Europe Day?
“Europe Day (9 May) celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration‘. At a speech in Paris in 1950, the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.” Source Europa.eu
The original founding nations were Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany. Now the EU has 27 members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Teach kids more about Europe day and the European Union:
Play an online matching game with all the flags of the EU.
Learn more about the European Union with this fun quiz.
Collect Euros in the fun online game.
In honor of Europe Day we are highlighting some of our Au Pairs from the countries that make up the EU.
Andreja from Slovenia
After a successful first year with a family of four children, Andreja is looking forward to spending more time in the USA. She is confident driving on US roads and has a 7 year driving record in Slovenia. Before becoming an au pair, She has excellent English, is knowledgeable in First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety. She also holds a degree as a swimming instructor.
Soraya from Spain:
Soraya is 26 years of age with 5300 childcare hours. She has 3100 hours from caring for children under the age of 2. Soraya gained her childcare abilities from babysitting several children over the years. In addition, she has experience teaching dance to children after school. Soraya is an excellent swimmer and certified in CPR and First Aid. Check out her video.
Interested in a Spanish au pair? See the others we have available.
Carolin from Germany:
Carolin has 2000 hours of childcare experience and has been driving for a period of 3.5 years. She gained her childcare knowledge from working in a daycare center caring for children ages 2-6. Carolin has experience with children that have minor physical and learning disabilities and is currently studying to become a nursery nurse. She describes herself to be a responsible, warm and creative caregiver.
See our other German candidates.
Ieva from Latvia:
Ieva is 23 years old with 5300 childcare hours, 1600 of which are from caring for children under the age of 2. She gained her childcare experience from being a nanny, volunteering in daycare centers, and working as an au pair in Greece. Ieva is fluent in three languages and has excellent English.
Jessica from Italy:
Jessica is 25 years of age with 1600 hours of childcare experience from babysitting and being an au pair. Jessica has very good English and has been driving for 5 years. She describes herself to be a patient and responsible caregiver who is knowledgeable in First Aid. Jessica is willing to care for children with both physical and learning disabilities.
Stephanie from the Netherlands:
Stephanie is a Professional Au Pair with over 8000 childcare hours, 4000 of which is from working with children under the age of 2. Stephanie has excellent English and Swimming abilities and is knowledgeable in First Aid. She loves to plan activities for children and get them excited to be involved!
Check out our other Dutch au pairs.
Lemonia from Greece:
Lemonia (Leni) gained her experience in childcare from working in a daycare center, babysitting, and caring for younger family members. She is 25 years old with very good English skills and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry/Biotechnology. Leni describes herself to be a patient and trustworthy multi-tasker.
Interested in Greek candidates? Here are some others.
Julia from France:
Julia has good English and speaks a total of 4 languages. In addition, she is an excellent swimmer and has been driving for 2 years. Her references describe her to be a patient and responsible caregiver that has many ideas to keep children occupied. In addition, they say she has experience helping with homework and preparing meals for their children.
Rodica from Romania:
Rodica is 23 years of age and has been driving for a period of 5 years. Rodica has very good English and enjoys playing interactive games with the children she cares for. She feels that the au pair program is a chance to combine two of her passions: travelling and childcare.
Check out our other Romanian candidates.
Jennifer from Sweden:
Jennifer has over 1000 hours of childcare experience from babysitting and interning in a primary school. She describes herself to be a caring, sensitive, and creative caregiver that has a high capacity to manage stressful situations. Jennifer is 23 years old with excellent English.