For working parents the rising costs of private daycares and nannies are starting to make college funds for the kids look like a pipe dream. But what alternatives are there? The kids can’t stay home alone and the household needs more than one income. Enter the au pair. Au pairs are becoming a popular childcare choice because comparably they are a lower cost option for a necessary expense. They offer high quality live-in childcare for just $7 an hour and can look after several children at no additional cost. Which, for many families, makes this the most sensible and affordable childcare option.
AuPairCare is the leading au pair agency providing dependable in-home au pair childcare services to American families; designated by the U.S. Department of State since 1989. All AuPairCare au pairs attend a mandatory Au Pair Academy orientation and training to ensure that they are well prepared and confident to provide your children with the best possible care. AuPairCare’s careful screening process includes extensive background and reference checks to guarantee the highest quality of au pairs. When it comes to loving and caring for your children you want the very best. AuPairCare strives to meet and exceed your family’s expectations, ensuring that both you and your au pair have the best experience possible.
For families with very young children, AuPairCare’s Infant Specialized Care Au Pair Training utilizes a hands-on approach to train au pairs in infant safety and care giving, and infant stimulation and development. This includes a separate orientation and hands-on training period that provides Infant Specialized Au Pairs with specific infant care instruction devoted to baby care and infant development. The curriculum is developed in concert with leading specialists in the area of infant childcare and development. Whether your au pair will be caring for your new born bundle of joy or your 13 going on 30 teenager, AuPairCare’s au pair training and orientation will make sure that they are fully prepared.
When it comes to the matching process, finding the right au pair for your family, AuPairCare has differentiated itself with an online matching system that assists families in finding au pairs based on particular needs. With AuPairCare families select the au pairs they want to interview, instead of the agency dictating which people they think are best. By allowing families to do their own searches through available au pairs AuPairCare gives families the opportunity to find the au pair that will best suite their needs. Matching Experts are also available to provide guidance through this process and help find the best au pair for each family. The online matching system allows families to search broadly or to filter search results with specific qualifications such as age, language, swimming ability, nurses training, and religion.
AuPairCare’s local representatives are exceptional. Local representatives are an essential part of an au pair agency’s mix because they are the point of contact for all host family and au pair needs. They provide on-going support throughout the program year, typically twelve months, and are available to assist both families and au pairs with any difficulties or concerns that may arise. The local Area Director will be the main point of contact once your family’s au pair arrives and will provide continuous support throughout the au pair’s stay. Local Area Directors also organize events and activities with other AuPairCare families in your area.
With AuPairCare families choose from hundreds of pre-screened au pairs to find the one that best fits specific needs. AuPairCare is committed to providing excellent childcare and dedicated support for every family. AuPairCare strives to bring you the highest quality and most affordable live-in childcare, giving your family the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your children are well cared for and nurtured by someone that was hand picked specifically for them by the person who knows them the best: you.