4 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
Aug 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."

Carina, Au pair from Brazil

Carina (26)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5018W
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
Aug 2014

Child Care Experience

Carina has experience with children between 7 months and 3 years. Since I was 10 years old I took care of my younger sister who needs special care and starting form the age of 14 I started to provide baby sitter services to friends, neighbors and relatives. I took care of the children, gave bathes, cleaned the mess, played with them and took them to school. I looked after Brenda (3), six days a week, 62 hours per week from March 2006 to May 2008. I also looked after Ketellyn (7 months) five days a week, 40 hours per week from August 2008 to October 2011.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Volleyball, picnics, movies, theaters, reading and listening to music

Comments

I want to do an exchange program in the United States because I've always had a dream of living an studying in the United Stats and I love kids and English. I am super responsible and I want to contribute in a positive way in the education of your children. Also, I want to experience a new culture and improve my English. rStatus reset to A on 16-Jun-2014 by susan at 11:44 AM. Carina wants to be an au pair again

Elisangela, Au pair from Brazil

Elisangela (26)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5028E
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
Aug 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.

Thais, Au pair from Brazil

Thais (19)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5030W
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
Aug 2014

Child Care Experience

Thais has experience with children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old. When I was 18 years old, I worked at a daycare with children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old. We played, did drawings, painting, and watched some movies. I was a nanny for a 6 month old boy and I watched him for fifteen hours a week for 6 months. I also have helped take care of my sister since she was born.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Dinner with family, go out with friends, gym, swimming, games, singing, dancing, music

Comments

I have all the requirements to be an au pair! I am caring, helpful, cheerful, dutiful and I love children. In my whole life I have always cared for my sister, because my parents worked all day.

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