It is important to find childcare that will work best with your family’s lifestyle, budget and schedule. Our au pair childcare program and cultural exchange program offers your family flexible, live-in childcare with an international perspective. Your au pair lives with you as a member of your family, and your children benefit from personalized and consistent care in the comfort of your own home.
- Au pairs are young people from overseas who travel legally to the U.S. to care for children on a cultural exchange visa.
- Au pairs working conditions are regulated by the U.S. Department of State, so there are rules that must be followed.
- An au pair can work up to (but no more than) 45 hours a week, 10 hours per day.
- Au Pairs are paid a set weekly stipend of $195.75, as dictated by the U.S. Department of State.
- Many au pairs have hundreds, even thousands, of hours of experience as babysitters, tutors, kindergarten assistants, camp counselors and sports instructors.
- Our agency does not recruit using third party recruiters or agents.
- Our au pairs are First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross as soon as they arrive from their home countries.
- They have their own health insurance and international driver’s license.
- There are tax benefits, too! I can send you more information on specific tax incentives if you would like!
- The opportunity to expose your family to a new language and culture and to share the American culture! Maybe select a candidate that has a background in a certain language, like French or Spanish, so they can teach your kids.As a host family, you will be welcoming an au pair – who becomes an extended family member—into your home. It means relying on her to provide trusted care for your children and helping with household duties, and in exchange, providing a private room and setting a place at the dinner table for her each night. Does your family have the Au Pair Heart to host?Registering is totally free and very easy. Just visit my website and click register! A Placement Specialist and I will help you through the selection process, screen candidates, and give you personal attention to find out what fits your needs. It will give you an idea of what type of candidates we have and if you are still interested, then you can move forward.Please do not hesitate to reach out to me! I would love to talk with you more about the program and answer more specific questions for you. I am looking forward to hearing from you and being a resource during your search!
Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you determine the type of childcare and the needs you would like to have met.
- Which is more important to you: socialization or a caregiver that provides one-on-one attention?
- How much flexibility do you need or want?
- How important is convenience?
- Could you use help around the house? An extra driver? Someone to help with homework? Meal prep, laundry or room clean-up?
- How much control do you want over your child’s environment?
- Are you interested in cultural exchange?
- Would live-in care be an acceptable option for your family?
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 7:03 PM