Tuesday, September 09 2014
The Cost of Raising a Child Infographic
AuPairCare examines the 2013 Cost of Raising a Child Infographic released by the USDA which shows that 18% of a parent's expenses are dedicated to childcare and education, much higher than annual cost of an au pair.
Thursday, September 04 2014
AuPairCare Japanese Flag
AuPairCare has one of the longest traditions of bringing au pairs from Japan to the U.S., in part because our co-founder, Takeshi Yokota, hails from Japan.
Kids playing at the beach
Labor Day Weekend is often seen as the symbolic end of summer, and many families take advantage of this last long weekend before the kids get back into their school schedules. Check out our list of the top 5 Labor Day Activities!
South African AuPairCare Au Pair Chenae
AuPairCare au pair Chenae from South Africa lives in Washington DC with her host family, and by the end of her placement, will have been with them for 2 full years. The whole family wishes she could stay with them forever!
Host Dad with au pair and wife.
Finding the perfect childcare provider for your family can be hard, especially when undergoing the interviewing process. How do you accurately judge the skill sets and compatibilities of candidates in such a brief encounter? The following 5 tips on what not to ask potential caregivers will help you get to know your future caregiver and assess whether they are up for the job.
AuPairCare Host Family
The National Partnership for Women and Families has released a report highlighting the state of working parents in America and their experiences with family leave, childcare and work-life balance. According to the report, “Nearly 71 percent of children live in families where all parents work,” a statistic that AuPairCare is well aware of and seeks to address.
Friday, August 08 2014
AuPairCare Academy Training
One of the most important elements of AuPairCare's au pair academy is the Safety Care safety training program. Learn how our staff prepares au pairs to care for your children via classes in CPR and first aid, driving safety, and social media awareness.
AuPairCare wins Best Nanny Service Award from Bay Area Parent
For the third year in a row, AuPairCare has been awarded "Best Nanny Service" from Bay Area Parent Magazine! The award was given throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.
Polish Flag AuPairCare
Many young people come from Poland to join host families as an Au Pair. Let's explore the country and its culture!
Wednesday, July 23 2014
AuPairCare Au Pair and Bilingualism
Speaking more than one language offers many advantages to children throughout their lives. An AuPairCare au pair offers children exposure to a second language at an early age.