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Congratulations Robert Isemer, Professional Au Pair of the Year!

International Au Pair of the Year 2016 Winner, Robert Isemer, a German professional au pair with a degree in sports medicine and early childhood education spent a year living with the Thurman family of Ashland, Virginia. Caring for 10 year old Alex who has special needs, Robert touched the lives of his host family and the entire community.
Robert and his host child Alex


1st Runner-Up – Mateja Starman

Meet Mateja Starman (26), a Pediatric Nurse and professional au pair from Austria nominated by the Ahmed family of Bethesda, Maryland. Caring for Ayla, born with a cleft lip and palate, Mateja's training as a pediatric nurse and loving care gave the Ahmed family peace of mind when they needed it most!

Mateja Starman, from Graz in Austria, studied at Universitat Klinikum Graz


2nd Runner-Up – Simone Mayer

Meet Simone Mayer (23), an Occupational Therapist and professional au pair from Germany nominated by the Schultz family of Vienna, Virginia. Caring for 9 year-old Asya who is wheelchair bound, the Schultz family can't believe their luck having this "Saint" living with them.