Murray, UT, September 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Go Au Pair held its first annual Family Day BBQ at Grant Park in Murray, Utah last month. It was a great opportunity for Go Au Pair staff members, host families and au pairs to have fun while eating good food and meeting each other.
With over 65 people in attendance, this barbecue in the park was the perfect setting for people to put faces to names and give the Go Au Pair headquarters staff a real life view into the care our au pairs provide. Host families also had the opportunity to meet other host families and share their stories about their child care experiences.
Erin Mortensen, Go Au Pair’s local area representative in Utah, organized the barbeque.
“The Go Au Pair Family Day Summer BBQ was a great success! Most of our host families and au pairs attended,” Mortensen said. “It was a great opportunity for everyone to eat and have a good time while meeting other families with the same experience. We will definitely be making this a yearly event.”
During the event, each host family and au pair was asked to introduce themselves and talk about their experiences together. The Go Au Pair host families were excited to share their stories about how their au pairs have improved their lives. The au pairs were thrilled about being part of a new culture and being able to share their own culture with their host family.
Cathy Scott, a host mom from Syracuse, Utah who currently has an au pair from Brazil, said she feels like Go Au Pair is part of her family now.
“It was great to meet the other au pairs, host families and the Go Au Pair staff,” said Scott. “We all have many different ‘families’ and Go Au Pair is definitely one of mine.”
Regina Diaz, a host mom from Sandy, Utah who currently has an au pair from El Salvador, said it was nice to put faces to names and meet other host families.
“We had a great time at the picnic. It was fun and informative,” said Diaz. “I'd love the opportunity to get together with these families at other activities throughout the year.”
Not only was this barbeque a good experience for host families and au pairs, but it also gave the Go Au Pair staff an opportunity to see the au pair program in action.
“Seeing the Au Pairs first hand with the children and their host families reminded us that in addition to providing families with quality child care, we are also giving the children a big brother or sister and a unique experience to immerse themselves in a new culture and language,” said Tanna Wilson, managing director at Go Au Pair.
About Go Au Pair
Go Au Pair is committed to providing quality, affordable and convenient live-in child care while also giving families and au pairs a cultural experience. Beginning as a nanny company in 1987, Go Au Pair soon expanded to include au pairs and was one of the original au pair program sponsors designated by the Department of State in 1989. With representatives in over 50 countries, 65 U.S. cities and over 20 years of experience, Go Au Pair has become one of the most trusted names in child care.
For more information, visit www.GoAuPair.com.