Tuesday, September 30 2014
What is an Au Pair? Au pairs by AuPairCare Infographic
Curious what an au pair is? AuPairCare's Au Pair Infographic highlights the requirements of the United States Department of State Designated AuPairCare au pair program.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Children and au pair playing in Fall.
Temperatures are changing and the days are getting shorter but there are still tons of fun outdoor activities for families and au pairs that foster cultural change. Check out five uniquely American ways to celebrate the Fall season.
Monday, September 15 2014
AuPairCare Alumni Network Profiles
By spending time living and working with families in the United States, past AuPairCare au pairs have gained valuable life experience and go on to do some amazing things! The AuPairCare Alumni network allows past au pair participants to stay connected, share their stories, and begin their lifelong adventure as AuPairCare Alumni.
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.