Au Pair Care is the premier au pair agency providing live-in childcare to American host families. In 1989, Au Pair Care became one of the first au pair agencies designated by the United States Department of State to legally sponsor au pairs to come to the United States. Since then, we've made more than 50,000 successful au pair placements across the U.S. Our au pairs come from more than 40 countries and have been fully screened by Au Pair Care. They all have previous childcare experience, speak English, and have a sincere interest in living with an American family. Most importantly, they love children and enjoy spending time with them.
Au Pair Care is a part of Intrax, a globally-oriented company that provides a lifetime of high-quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers diverse educational and cultural programs including: high school exchange, language classes, volunteer opportunities, leadership programs, and work and internship placements. Our sister companies include Ayusa, ProWorld, Intrax English Language and Professional Skills, Intrax Work Travel and Intrax Internships. Since 1980, Intrax has placed more than 350,000 participants in its programs. Intrax is based in San Francisco, California, with offices in 18 countries.
Au Pair Care Executive Vice President
Heidi has been with Intrax for over twenty years and has been managing AuPairCare since 1997. She has been interested in travel and other cultures since her family hosted two exchange students from Japan and France when she was young. Since then, she’s studied abroad in France, traveled extensively and dedicated her career to cultural exchange. As the mother of six young children, Heidi understands first hand the challenges busy parents face in finding quality childcare and managing busy households. It’s this perspective, along with her background in the field of cultural exchange and program administration, that drives her to look for ways to continue to expand AuPairCare’s program quality and services. Heidi enjoys spending time with her family, entertaining, cooking, traveling and reading.
Senior Director of Operations and Products
Sarah joined Intrax in 2006 as the Director of Marketing and is currently the Senior Director of Operations and Products for AuPairCare. Her background is in lifestyle marketing, spanning online and offline strategic marketing initiatives for companies including Macy's, Hewlett-Packard, Realtor.com and CareGuide. At AuPairCare, she oversees the sales, matching and client services divisions and is responsible for AuPairCare’s new product development. Having studied a year abroad in Germany, Sarah knows the benefits of cultural exchange and is a host mom herself. Sarah and her husband have welcomed three au pairs into their family and are proof that AuPairCare is a great childcare solution for busy, working parents.
Au Pair Care Director of Field Operations
Diane’s passion for international exchange brought her to AuPairCare in 1994. As Director of Field Operations, Diane works closely with AuPairCare’s field staff to provide every host family and au pair a quality program experience. Diane and her family have hosted four au pairs and credit the experience to instilling a love of language study and world cultures to her boys. She also treasures the lifetime family friendships that were formed.
Regional Manager, New York
AuPairCare came to Courtney Biggs’ rescue for her childcare needs in the fall of 1994. When the opportunity to work with the company presented itself a few months later, she jumped at the chance and hasn’t looked back. Courtney majored in International Relations and French while in college and has always had a passion for travel and history. Working for AuPairCare has allowed her to work with dynamic individuals from all over the globe. She’s been able to experience firsthand how the program works and is able to share this unique perspective with other host families throughout the USA. Courtney manages the New York region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Northern California
Steven Courtney joined AuPairCare in 2006 as the Director of Client Services. After four years in that position, he transitioned to the Northern California Regional Manager position as a way to work closer with the host family and au pair participants. Learning about, and enjoying other cultures have been a lifelong passion of Steven’s; this passion has led to travels to such varied places as Africa, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and his personal favorite, Mexico! Prior to joining AuPairCare, Steven owned and operated his own small business. Steven states the most rewarding aspect of working at AuPairCare is the opportunity to travel vicariously through the program participants from all over the world with whom he has the pleasure of working with.
Regional Manager, Northeast
Sherri's first interaction with AuPairCare was as a host family in 1993. It was a godsend for her family and she later joined the AuPairCare staff in 1997 as an Area Director. When the Northeast Regional Manager position was offered in 2006, she jumped at the chance. Sherri's Master’s in Counseling Psychology, along with her host family experience enables her to assist host families and au pairs alike. Sherri is passionate about the positive impact this cultural exchange experience provides for families. Where else can you find quality childcare that is both flexible and affordable while at the same time broadening your family's worldview? Sherri manages the Northeast Region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, West
Maureen Carn joined AuPairCare in 1994 and has worked in several different field capacities before becoming a Regional Manager. She began her career in the international exchange field at St. John’s University in New York where she worked for eleven years and was the Dean of the International Student Office. Maureen enjoys working with young adults from around the world and believes in the many wonderful benefits that international exchange offers. Maureen manages the Western region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Eastern Seaboard Region
Carol Eaton began her career at AuPairCare in 2004 as an Area Director before joining the Regional Management team. Carol believes her involvement working in the cultural exchange field has been rewarding and brought richness to her professional and personal life. Outside of AuPairCare, Carol enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She’s an accomplished artist, designing with fiber art and is an avid gardener. Carol manages the Eastern Seaboard region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Lone Star/Garden State
Theresa Edwards joined AuPairCare in 1994 and has worked in several different field capacities before becoming a Regional Manager. Theresa has personally hosted au pairs to help meet the needs of her family, and her family still maintains contact with their “adopted daughters”. AuPairCare has offered so many wonderful experiences to Theresa and her family through the many acquaintances they have met in host families, au pairs, Area Directors and staff at AuPairCare. Theresa feels this position truly enables a greater perspective of the globe from one’s little corner of the world, and provides insight into the many cultures that can influence our lives if we allow it. Theresa manages the Lone Star/Garden State region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Southeast
Leslie Sirbaugh joined AuPairCare in 1995 and worked as an Area Director in Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, FL before becoming a Regional Manager in 2007. Leslie spent a semester of college studying in Geneva, Switzerland which enabled her to travel throughout Europre and fostered a love of travel and cultural exchange. Her family hosted an au pair from Sweden in 2006 and they still keep in touch. Leslie enjoys jogging, playing golf and tennis and spending time with her children. She also volunteers and serves on the U.S. Golf Association Girls’ Junior Committee. Leslie manages the Southeast region for AuPairCare.
Regional Manager, Midwest
Jennifer Warner joined AuPairCare in 1994 and was an Area Director before becoming a Regional Manager. Prior to joining AuPairCare, she worked in human resources. Jennifer is the mother of four children - including three teenagers. The best part about working for AuPairCare is that no two days are the same. Cultural exchange provides endless opportunities for learning about other cultures as well as our own American culture. Jennifer manages the Midwest region for AuPairCare.
Au Pair Academy Director
Au Pair Academy Director Marisa Lonic has a very diverse international, instructional and management background. Growing up, she lived in both Italy and New York and has travelled extensively. “Having lived in another country, I can relate to what our au pairs are going through when they arrive at the Academy - they are excited, nervous and not sure what to expect. The Academy environment is supportive and educational so our au pairs can be confident about the year ahead.” Marisa received her Masters of Education while studying in Padua, Italy and has held positions at the high school and college level teaching Spanish and Italian. Prior to joining AuPairCare, she was a manager and trainer for a diverse team of foreign language and ESL instructors in Manhattan.
Au Pair Care has a longstanding relationship with the U.S. Department of State and embassies abroad and in the U.S.
In addition, Au Pair Care has partnerships with and memberships in the following international education, exchange and au pair associations:
Au Pair Care's website and unique online matching technology which allows host families to search au pair profiles based on specific needs have been recognized with the following awards:
“I am writing this letter to commend a member of your matching expert team, Brooke Logterman. I contacted Brooke as soon as I enrolled with Au Pair Care and within hours she had sent me three VERY suitable au pairs to consider. Brooke suggested our current au pair, Elphia, for us because of her experience caring for twins (which we have) and she has been a perfect match for our family.”