Parent to Parent: Au Pair
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Rachel Zinny, Wellesley mom
"Since my husband's family is from Argentina and my husband is bilingual, its very important for us to have our children know how to speak at least two languages."
They found the perfect candidate through Cultural Care Au Pair of Cambridge.
Susan Robinson, Cultural Care
"We've seen a significant increase in the number of families that specifically request an Au Pair that speaks a particular language."
The Zinny's new Au Pair, Johanna, comes from Columbia and works with their kids on Spanish.
Johanna Garcia, Au Pair from Colombia
"They understand and they speak, I feel very happy, and I'm grateful to be here."
For the Kirbys of Belmont, they wanted to preserve their family's heritage
Joia Kirby, Belmont mom
"My mother is Austrian so I was hoping to find someone who is German speaking, because I grew up speaking German.""My mother is Austrian so I was hoping to find someone who is German speaking, because I grew up speaking German."
The Kirbys found Nadine of Austria. Since she's been with them, their three boys have all mastered her native tongue.
Nadine Struhl, Au Pair from Austria
"They understand everything now, we get them to answer in German."
The au pair agency says, not only are the children getting great care now, it will help them later in life.
Susan Robinson, Cultural CareSusan Robinson/Cultural Care
"This program prepares them to be global citizens in a global society."
BYRON BARNETT, 7 NEWS.
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