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Au Pair Training

AuPairCare’s Academy training program provides your au pair with a solid understanding of childcare by covering the following topics: 

  • Child Development
  • Caregiving
  • Common Childhood Behavior
  • Positive Discipline Techniques
  • Engaging & Developmentally Appropriate Activities

Your family and your au pair’s safety are our top priority. Our training provides thorough coverage of safety topics to ensure your au pair is prepared to take the necessary precautions and steps to keep your children, your home, and themselves safe.

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CPR and First Aid

Instructors teach au pairs the lifesaving skills of CPR and First Aid.

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Child Safety

Topics range from water safety, safely driving with children and emergency response.

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Personal Safety

Topics include situational awareness, fraud prevention and stranger safety.

Also included in our training program are personal development training courses which include: Effective Communication, Managing Challenges, Responsibilities & Expectations as an Au Pair in the USA and Life in the USA

Your au pair will have access to the training courses throughout their program, allowing them to review or reference the content at any time.

From pre-departure learning to on-the-job safety reminders, au pairs receive superior teaching and continued reinforcement of their skills while on program.

Additional Au Pair Training Courses

In addition to our Academy program, AuPairCare offers advanced online training for au pairs based on the unique needs of our host families. These Advanced and Specialized Training courses are designed to assist and train au pairs on topics important to diverse families.

Advanced Trainings

AuPairCare offers Advanced Online Training courses covering a variety of topics like food and nutrition, positive discipline, at-home education, and screen-free play.

Courses are specially designed for au pairs. Host families can purchase these additional trainings for their au pair when they finalize their match. Host families are also able to add courses at any point in the year via the AuPairCare portal.

Au pairs who are interviewing with host families can purchase courses for themselves. This is a great way to prepare for the program and highlight new skills on a matching profile.

A specialty course Childcare English is available for $39. An Education At Home is available for freeAll other Advanced Online Training courses are available at $79 per course.

Specialized Trainings

AuPairCare offers specialized training options to best develop your au pair's skills set based on your family situation. Those with infants or toddlers can enroll their au pair in our All About Infants and All About Toddlers training courses. These specialized programs provide age-specific extensive training covering developmental milestones, safety concerns, language skills, and play. Courses are available for $349 per course.

AuPairCare online trainings are for participants of our program seeking further specialized training options, and do not count towards the US Department of State required hours of au pair classroom education as part of the cultural exchange program.