5 Au Pairs found

Brazil

The Brazilian culture is one of the world’s most varied and diverse. Being such a big country, there are cultural differences among various regions of the country. Brazil has many Portuguese influences resulting from the colonial time: most importantly its language, architecture, most of its customs, and catholic religion. Brazilians are considered rather affectionate, warm, and tactile people. Most Brazilians grow up with music and sports ( [Read more...]

Brazil

The Brazilian culture is one of the world’s most varied and diverse. Being such a big country, there are cultural differences among various regions of the country. Brazil has many Portuguese influences resulting from the colonial time: most importantly its language, architecture, most of its customs, and catholic religion. Brazilians are considered rather affectionate, warm, and tactile people. 

Most Brazilians grow up with music and sports (predominantly soccer). Brazilians take pride in living a happy life and social norms do not consider punctuality as important as some other countries do. Clear communication is important so we recommend you to give clear guidance to your Brazilian au pair.

Family is one of the most important values for Brazilians. Families are usually large, and extended family members are usually close with one another. They regularly meet for family gatherings and meals. Family members are there to support each other in times of need (if going through a hard time, or just helping with child care).

It is very common for young people to live with their parents for a long time. As most universities do not provide dormitories, college students often live at home and commute, sometimes even after graduation too.

Access to post-secondary education remains a challenge, especially for people from lower economic classes. High school students must pass entrance exams to access universities. Those who can afford to attend private schools for their secondary education tend to score higher in their exams; if they don't, they may choose to continue their studies in private universities.

Most Brazilian au pairs will have gained child care experience through caring for their siblings, cousins, nephews & nieces, or neighbor’s children. Growing up with children and having them around is a big part of their lives so you can expect to Brazilian au pair to quickly warm up to your child(ren).

Obtaining a driver’s license can be difficult and is quite costly in Brazil; it costs more than a monthly minimum wage. In addition there are long wait times for driving lessons and exams. We encourage you to discuss your driving needs with au pairs during the interview process.

Learning English in schools is more and more common, although not mandatory in Brazil. Some of those interested in learning the language often attend private schools or take private classes and therefore English fluency can vary from one economic class to another.

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Lilian, Au pair from Brazil

Lilian (25)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5046S
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
Jul 2015

Child Care Experience

When I was 11 I started to take care of my brother when he was 5 years old. When I was 12 I started to help the adults on Sundays at the Baptist church child care during Bible studies. When I turned 13 I had my own class of children at the church. I taught Bible stories, coloring, made up games and helped with snacks. I took care of Isabella(7) from 2007 to 2009 driving her to school every weekday, preparing meals, helping with homework, playing, going to the park and cinema. I took care of Norah(18mths) and Charlotte(4) from February to July 2012. I taught English for kids as a second language and I had 10 classes of kids working Monday to Saturday from February 2013 to June 2014. I have done several mission trips working at the clinic and vocation bible study from July 2014 to March 2015.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Read, watch movies, listen to music, study, go to church, church activities, soccer, swimming, pilates, zumba, gym

Comments

"I love babysitting and working with children so much that I am considering making it my career. I am a good driver, I love pets, and the American life. I am very determined, mature and responsible."

Vanessa, Au pair from Brazil

Vanessa (23)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5034E
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
Jul 2015

Child Care Experience

Vanessa has experience with children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 7 years old. From May 2010 to June 2014 I babysat Laura(7) three times a week. I also babysat Laura's younger sister Cecilia(2 1/2) from February 2012 to June 2014 three times a week. I babysat Karolyne(5) from July 2013 to May 2014 twice a month. From February 2011 to October 2012 I babysat Eduardo(4) once every two months.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Movies, music, dancing, internet, traveling, beach, play, parks, picnics, volleyball, soccer, bowling, basketball, skateboard, roller skating, walking, swimming

Comments

Interviewer's comments: Vanessa seems very responsible, mature and loves children. She is motivated to be a good au pair. Vanessa wants to learn about American culture with the family.

Debora, Au pair from Brazil

Debora (27)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5037S
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
30-May

Child Care Experience

I babysat Gabriela(1) from January to July 2005 when I was 17 years old. I also babysat Manoela(8mths) in September 2014.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Reading, dancing, sports in general, crafts, outdoor activities, volleyball, handball, running, cycling

Comments

Interviewer's comments: Debora is a very responsible person, she is lovely and sweet. I totally trust her to take care of my kids.

Caroline, Au pair from Brazil

Caroline (26)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5044W
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
Jul 2015

Child Care Experience

From June 2009 to January 2010 I was a nanny for Gabriela, she was 3 months old. I used to prepare meals, feed, bathing, change diapers, do the laundry, put her down for a nap, play and sing. I worked in a school from May to August 2013 and helped the teacher care for the children ages 2 to 5 years old. I helped in the playground and activities and put them down for a nap. Since January 2015 I have worked at a school with about 20 children.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Camping, reading books, read the Bible, play games, go to the theatre, listen to music, stay at home, watch movies, running, riding bicycle, walk the dog, make food

Comments

"I can't imagine another better option than to be an au pair because I really like children, they are so exciting and happy, and I do what makes me happy and children make me happy."

Amanda, Au pair from Brazil
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Amanda (24)

Brazil               Flag
BZ5045E
English & Portuguese
Yes
Traditional
Jul 2015

Child Care Experience

I babysat Joao(7) and Felipe(4) from August 2009 to June 2010. I volunteered at a church with 60 children ages 2 to 15 years old from June 2013 to April 2015. I babysat Alyson(13) and Andrey(7) from August 2014 to April 2015. I also have babysat Maria Clara(4) and Melany(3) since August 2014 until July 2015. My activities are to pick the kids up at school, bath them, cooking and preparing dinner, help with homework, play games and be with them until they go to bed. On holidays I used to drive children to the cinema, playground and museums.

Sports, Interests and Hobbies

Reading, watching movies and series, cooking and providing training, swimming, walking

Comments

"I want to be an au pair to improve my English and be part of a child's development, teach and share my culture, while learning about new things. Living in another country will help me gain maturity and open my mind. I know it will be an enriching experience."

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