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Infant Specialized Au Pair Program
The first year of a child's life is a critical time for growth and the building block for future stages of development. Au Pair Care's unique Infant Specialized Program provides families with infants with a trained au pair who specializes in infant caregiving and development. Infant Specialized au pairs have considerable interest and experience caring for infants and have at least 200 documented hours of childcare experience with infants and children under two.
Watch this short video to learn more about the Infant Specialized Program
Au Pair Care's proprietary Infant Specialized Training utilizes a hands-on approach to train au pairs in infant safety, care giving, infant stimulation and development. Infant Specialized Au Pairs are specifically trained in the "American Way" of infant care giving in this focused, hands-on environment and are given tools to ensure clear communication with parents about baby care through the use of the Au Pair Care Daily Diary.
Benefits of an Infant Specialized Au Pair:
- Your au pair will have experience and training in infant-specific child development and will be trained in the “American Way” of infant caregiving
- Your au pair will attend an intensive American Heart Association CPR and first aid certification training course
- Your au pair will learn unique skills such as infant sign language and baby massage, designed to promote physical and mental stimulation of your infant
Training highlights include:
- Certification in infant CPR and first aid by the American Heart Association
- Hands on instruction in infant massage benefits and practice through nationally certified and skilled trainers.
- Training and practice in infant sign language using the Baby Fingers™ method, a leading infant sign language learning organization
This additional au pair training will help nurture your baby's healthy growth and encourage language development.
“I loved caring for my host family's baby. I also knew I was a big help to my host mom who was a first-time mom. It was a wonderful partnership.” – Natalie, Au Pair
- Similar to our popular year long program, Infant Specialized au pairs provide up to 45 hours of infant care per week, not to exceed 10 hours per day
- Au Pair Care's Infant Specialized au pairs have at least 200 documented hours of care experience with infants and children under the age of two
- Infant Specialized au pairs attend a separate Infant Specialized Au Pair Training program, devoted to baby care and infant development
Infant Specialized Au Pair Duties:
- Providing daily care including feeding, bathing, changing and other baby care basics
- Keeping baby safe and comfortable
- Engaging baby in learning activities
- Teaching baby sign language
- Helping develop a routine for baby
- Tidying baby's room and doing baby's laundry
- Communicating with parents about baby’s care and development
Read questions and answers from other host parents about Au Pair Care's Infant Specialized Program. To learn more about the advantages of Au Pair Care’s special training, read about the differences between an au pair and a nanny.