3 Au Pairs found

Brazil

Family Life - It is very common in the traditional Brazilian family that teenagers live with their parents until they earn enough money to buy or rent an apartment and start living on their own. This differs from the Americans who leave their home early to start building their lives. Also, most of the Brazilians are divorced and the kids are very used to living with step mothers and fathers and for them it is not a big problem adapting. Holiday [Read more...]

Family Life - It is very common in the traditional Brazilian family that teenagers live with their parents until they earn enough money to buy or rent an apartment and start living on their own. This differs from the Americans who leave their home early to start building their lives.

Also, most of the Brazilians are divorced and the kids are very used to living with step mothers and fathers and for them it is not a big problem adapting.

Holidays / Traditions - In Brazil, there are a lot of holidays, with some traditional days for our culture and what happened in the past. Holidays with some traditional party and food. But, the most famous is the Carnival - the longest holiday celebrated. Almost all of Brazil stops work to have fun and party.

Food - The Brazilian food is considered one of the best in the world. Rice, beans, very good meats on the barbecue, caipirinha and the tropical fruits, are the best tastes.

Childhood / Activities - When the maternity leave finishes and the mother has to go back to work, it's very common to keep the children during the day with their grandmother or, some families decide to put their children in school early. In the school, it's normal that children have some activities, while living with the grandparents the children normally watch TV and play with some toys.

Sports and Leisures - We have a lot of sports and soccer is the most famous. But, also dance like ballet, jazz, and also some brazilians rythms are very common in here.

Brazilians normally go to parks to ride a bike and walk although this is not as common as in the US.

Theater, cinema and travel are also very common leisure activities for Brazilians.

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Alessandra, Au pair from Brazil

Alessandra (22)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5006W
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
May 2014

Child Care Experience

**Alessandra has experience with children between 5 and 11 years** "I took care of my mother's friends children and neighbors, normally taking care of them in their houses (playing, cooking, helping with homework) and eventually taking and picking them up in their extra class courses. I looked after Mariana (11), 3 times a week from February 2009 to March 2009, when I was 17 years old. I also took care of Gabriela (7) and Caio (8), twice a week from May 2011 to June 2011. Here in Brazil, we constantly have hot weather and we all like a good old swimming pool or the beaches but video games and Disney movies are always part of the fun! I like to cook for the kids, I'm not a master but I enjoy making chocolate candies with them."

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Volleyball, board games, swimming, movies, arts & crafts, ice skating, bikes, drawing

Comments

"I'd like to get to know more about the American lifestyle and I know that by taking care of children I could get the most real experience. I've always learned a lot from them and my concepts of what a family is are pretty strong. Not only what it represents but also the values that I've been taught, like respect for each other."

Elisangela, Au pair from Brazil

Elisangela (26)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5028E
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
May 2014

Child Care Experience

Since 2005 I have been working with children. I teach musical concepts, do activities related to motor coordination, create the application of musical games, help them with food, supervise them in the games and bath them. I babysat Sophia (7) for six months. I prepared meals, helped with homework, participated in recreational activities and played with the dog.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Reading, Biking, Playing musical instruments, spending time with my family, Handball, hiking, cycling, running

Comments

I would like to have the opportunity to live abroad, know another culture, improve my English and take care of children. I am a responsible and organized person with routine. I adapt well to new situations and I have energy and willingness to work and a creative.

Fabiane, Au pair from Brazil

Fabiane (26)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5013E
English, Portuguese & Spanish
Yes
Traditional
May 2014

Child Care Experience

***Fabiane has experience with children between 7 months and 7 years*** "During the years I studied for Veterinary, I was part of a voluntary program in which I and other college students lectured to public school children. Also in my college years, I had to work during the nights, so I could afford living far away from my family. So, a few nights of the week I used to give English and Spanish classes to teenagers. For over a year I started taking care of children as a nanny and fell in love with this profession."

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Basketball, swimming, spinning (bikes), reading, traveling, dog walking, spending time with family/ friends

Comments

"As a language teacher I used to deal with teenagers all the time to be patient and eager to help. During my internships I learned a lot about life, nature and how to mobilize the community. When I was a volunteer lecturer for children about Animal Care. I dealt with small kids and teenagers and I always had to get their attention and know the best way to share my knowledge with them."

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