Value Comparison: Childcare that fits your budget

Hosting an au pair provides families with tremendous value. Not only do you benefit from having in-home childcare provided by a carefully screened au pair, you will find that the program is economical in comparison to nannies and daycare.  The average weekly cost is about $350 a week (or $7.75 an hour).

AuPairCare provides great value, especially for families with several children. Your au pair can:

  • Look after several children at no additional cost
  • Perform light housekeeping and cooking duties related to your children
  • Be flexible with work hours based on your busy schedule 
  • Extend for an additional year, so you save time and money with up to 2 years of continuous care

Cukrowski Family au pair with host child.“Our family needed one-on-one care and hired our au pair to spend most of her time with our baby. With a new baby, we also didn't want our older children in daycare where they would be more prone to get sick.”  The Cukrowski Family


Benefits Comparison AuPairCare Day Care Nanny
In-home childcare
Attentive Care
Low caregiver to child ratio
Set Cost
Fixed cost regardless of number of children
Hours of Care
45 hours/week of care included in cost
Varies Varies
Highly flexible schedule
Training at Au Pair Academy
Orientation and training program, including CPR, first aid, child development
Professional, helpful representative in your community and 24/7 emergency support available
Extra set of hands around the house
Cultural learning experience for your child
Varies Varies

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AuPairCare host parents with their triplets.
All of our au pairs speak conversational English in addition to their native language.

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