IAPA 2020 Au Pair of the Year Award: Meet the finalists
We wish we could award all these wonderful young people as they would all deserve it.
After reviewing over 30 host family essays, all describing their rewarding experiences with their au pair, we have selected our three finalists for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year 2018 Award.
The 5 jury members this year consisting of 4 IAPA members as well as last year´s Au Pair of the Year Georgina Pinson have reviewed the stories we received from host families recommending their au pairs for the award.
The finalists have each sent us an essay that is being reviewed and scored in order to select our winner.
Daniela Lisboa dos Santos (Brazil)
Daniela from Brazil has been an au pair in the USA with family Rowley in South Carolina for 2 years during which she has been the perfect match for the busy family with three vivid kids.
As a mom, you can only dream of having childcare where your kids are with someone who extends the same maternal compassion and generosity of heart. Dani has shown an unwavering drive to do what’s right, lead from the heart and when the going gets tough, brush herself off, give a hug and try harder. She is a model of all that is right and beautiful with the au pair program.
In our hearts, Dani has become a Rowley and irreplaceable member of our family and cherished member of our Columbia, South Carolina community. It will be next to impossible to say goodbye but thanks to Dani we have so many wonderful memories and inspiring moments to keep us smiling.”
Daniela was placed by :
Wandi Zhu (China)
Wandi was placed by the following agencies:
Kylie Marsh (USA)
“The experience she offered our children was beyond our expectation. At times of stress she took the stress away, at turning points in our boys lives, she thoughtfully and consistently researched and enacted the best way to help them through the transitions and she set them up with a lifelong love of learning and respect for others.”