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Au Pairs Meet Your Family’s Special Needs

CHI Au Pair USA’s au pair candidates can fit a wide range of lifestyles and needs.  Notable are our many au pairs who have experience teaching or helping children with special needs.  There is no extra charge to host an au pair with these unique qualifications, and CHI Au Pair USA works with each individual family, and each individual au pair, to ensure that our special needs qualified au pairs are experienced and reliable.

Our au pairs are carefully selected based on their maturity, independence, adaptability, and their sincere love of children.  Each au pair is thoroughly screened and interviewed.  CHI Au Pair USA Main Office staffers personally speak with each and every au pair via Skype, and every au pair must secure at least two glowing references (and they usually have more).  Our matching system gives families a wide range of options to find the candidate who’s just right for them.  No matter what your family is looking for when it comes to your childcare needs, you will be able to find the right match with CHI Au Pair USA.

Here are some of our au pairs that have experience teaching or helping children with special needs.

Iryna Morar

Iryna Morar

  • 25 years old
  • Infant Care
  • Ukrainian
  • Teacher

Iryna has been working as a teacher for 7 years and accumulated over 1300hours of childcare experience through babysitting for two different families. Each time she took care of two siblings, and in both cases one of them was an infant. Her goal is to open an English school when she returns from the US, and she hopes to learn from American culture and views on raising children to help her in this project. Iryna obtained her driver’s license in August 2013.

Her English is rated as 8 out of 9. Iryna likes to be outside and enjoys activities such as biking, running, basketball, swimming, playing tennis. She also enjoys reading, going to museums, having picnics, and reading books. She likes spending time with her friends. And she plays the guitar.

Isabel Lozano

Isabel Lozano

  • 21 years old
  • Spanish
  • Child Care
  • Teacher

Isabel has accumulated over 3000 hours of childcare experience by babysitting for two different families. In the first one she was taking care of two boys aged 5 and 7 until they were 9 and 11. Her reference for this experience say she is patient and kind yet firm when it comes to make children listen to her. Her second experience was with a 6 years old girl for whom she cared for 4 years. For this her reference say she is calm with great common sense and knows how to make children enjoy themselves. Additionally, she has experience as a teacher. She has a degree in early childcare education.

She obtained her driver’s license in January 2013. Her English is rated 7 out of 9. Isabel likes spending time with her friends, going to the movies, reading, traveling, as well as exercising at the Gym. She has been in several European countries before including Ireland, France, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. She also went to Russia.

Isabel

Isabel

  • 26 years old
  • Infant Care
  • Costa Rican
  • Teacher/ special needs qualified

Isabel has been teaching for the past couple of years, for children under 6 years old. She loves teaching and as a part of this job she performs lots of childcare duties such as cleaning up, teaching the kids cleanliness and being part of a group. She also has babysitting experience with 4 different families. She is Infant care qualified and her references say she is the sweetest with kids, always cheerful with lots of energy. Isabel has experience with children with special needs, including children with Asperger, autism and ADD, as well as paralysis. She just obtained her driver’s license in July 2013 but she has been driving for one year with her temporary license. Her English is excellent- rated 8-9 out of 9. Isabel describes herself as very normal; she likes reading, going out with her friends and generally spending time with them, whether at the movies, going for walks or visiting new places. She also likes to exercise. She loves traveling and visiting new places and cities, and would like to use her free time in the US to get to know the area she lives in as well as new people, hopefully some Costa Ricans!

Sorika

Sorika

  • 26 years old
  • Infant Care
  • Afrikan
  • Teacher/special needs qualified

Sorika has been an Au Pair in the Netherlands for one year (2010) and had such a good experience working as an Au Pair that she would like to repeat it. When she came back from the Netherlands she continued working as a teacher which, according to her, is her passion. She is teaching children between 7 and 9 years, some of whom have special needs. There are about 20 to 25 children in her class. Furthermore, she has been babysitting for 6 families which were all very satisfied with her. Sorika received her driver’s license in 2007 and is driving ever since. She drives daily with her own car and is used driving in the city, on highways as well as in the countryside. She is used driving with children in her car and hence is also comfortable to drive with her host children in the US. However, she indicated that she would appreciate to have someone show her around the area before driving on her own. Sorkia’s English level is advanced. She understands it very well and also has no problem expressing what she wants to say. Sorika has a variety of hobbies which include: cooking, artwork, movies, horseback riding, music, drawing, sports, reading, swimming, bicycling, dancing as well as hiking and camping. Furthermore, she enjoys ice-hockey, baseball, ice-skating, skiing as well as softball.

Paola

Paola

  • 23 years old
  • Infant Care
  • Spanish
  • Teacher/Special needs qualified

Paola has accumulated over 10 000 hours of childcare experience including with children with disabilities when she babysat a girl with Down Syndrome. She has worked in a nursery, a school and in a summer camp as a counselor. She also studies towards becoming a teacher. Paola has CPR training and experience with children with disabilities.  Paola has her driver’s license since 2008. She drives daily on city streets, highways and countryside road. Her English is rated 5-6 out of 9. Paola likes reading, swimming, hanging out with her friends, going to the movies, listening to music. She is a very social person and likes to meet new people.

Xiaomeng

Xiaomeng

  • 25 years old
  • Infant Care
  • Chinese
  • Teacher

Xiaomeng has about 1300 hours of childcare experience. Besides babysitting regularly for 3 families since 2010, she also worked in a kindergarten for 4 month. Here, she taught a group of 10 children between the ages 3 to 4 Chinese. Xiaomeng got her drivers license in January 2012 and since then drives about 1 to 2 times per week. She is used to cars with manual as well as automatic transmission and mainly drives on busy city roads. She has already driven with children when children were in the car and hence would also be comfortable driving with the children of her future host family. Her English level can be rated as upper intermediate to advanced. Xiaomeng mostly spends her free time drawing, watching movies or listening to music. Besides she enjoys reading and hanging out with friends. Furthermore, she likes to do Yoga as well as going hiking. She also likes to do other outdoor activities and enjoys spending time in the nature.

Amparo

Amparo

  • 20 years old
  • Child Care
  • Ecuadorian
  • Teacher

Amparo has experience babysitting for more than 600h. Additionally Amparo is studying to become a teacher and as part of her education she did a 7 month training as teacher in a Nursery. Here she took care of a group of 16 children of the age of 3. Amparo received her drivers license in September 2011 and is driving about 1-2 times per week. She is used to driving with a manual transmission and mostly drives on busy city roads. Amparo’s English is intermediate. In her free time Amparo likes to spend time with her family as well as going to the park or going swimming. Besides, she likes painting and reading. Moreover, she is very active and likes playing basketball with her cousin. Also outdoor activities, such as camping and hiking, are amongst her interests.

Melina

Melina

  • 22 years old
  • Infant Care
  • Argentinean
  • Teacher

Melina is currently studying to become a kindergarten teacher and has approximately 2000 hours of babysitting experience, which she attained while working for 2 families for several years. She took care of children between the ages of 2 to 13 and was responsible for playing with them, making lunch and snacks helping with homework, showering and preparing them for school. In addition, Melina works as substitute teacher in a day care center since 2012. Here she cares for children between the ages of 2month to 16 month. Besides playing with the babies, she is also responsible for preparing their bottles, changing diapers and putting them to bed. Melina got her drivers license in April 2012 and is driving weekly in the city and the country. She has experience in driving a car with manual transmission and feels comfortable driving with children as she is used to driving with her younger brother. Her English is rated as upper intermediate to advanced. Melina has widespread interests. She likes sports such as bicycling, dancing, horseback riding, ice skating and swimming. Furthermore, she likes to do creative activities such as artwork and drawing. Also cooking, computers, music, hiking, outdoor activities, reading and movies/theater number amongst her interests.

Tiisetso

Tiisetso

  • 19 years old
  • South African
  • Infant Care
  • Special needs au pair

Tiisetso has a lot of experience in working with children of different age groups. In addition to babysitting for 7 families on a regular basis, she also has experience working with youth groups through a primary school and a local Methodist church. Furthermore, Tiisetso currently works at a nurse at a center for children with cerebral palsy and has extensive special needs experience. Tiisetso has had her driver’s license since March 2013 and began driving in March 2012. She has access to the family car with which she is driving daily. She is used to standard as well automatic transmission and drives in the city as well as in the country and highways. Even though Tiisetso’s first language is Sotho she is fluent in English. Tiisetso’s interests are wide spread. Besides creative hobbies such as writing, artwork, drawing/painting and scrapbooking she is also interested in movies as well as singing. Tiiseto also likes to swim, dance and to play hockey and netball. Additionally she is interested in reading, computer, and theater, hiking/camping and loves to cook. Lastly, volunteer work is among her interests.

Wenjun

Wenjun

  • 23 years old
  • Infant Care
  • Chinese
  • Music teacher

She has over 600 hours of infant care experience and over 600 hours of childcare. In addition, she has experience as a music teacher. She plays piano, harp, guitar, erhu (Chinese music instrument). She is the perfect fit for a family interested in a music teacher for their children! She learned how to drive in 2011 but she received her license in January 2013. She has some driving experience. Her English is upper-intermediate.

Besides her passion for music, she enjoys latin dance, running, playing badminton and cooking.

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