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Advice for Parents

Our advice for parents entries focus on comparing childcare options (nannies, au pairs, daycares and preschools), discussing childcare issues many parents face, au pair training, childcare guides and more. We're here to help you sift through the options and figure out what's best for your family. 

Why an au pair improves work life balance

How Au Pair Childcare Improves Work-Life Balance

Looking for a childcare solution that helps you to balance it all? Check out the following six reasons that au pair childcare improves work-life balance.

Wednesday, March 11th
10 Tips for Having Great Au Pair Childcare

Ten Steps Toward Childcare Bliss

No matter what your childcare option you choose; daycare, nanny, or au pair -  there are certain factors that can make or break your experience. Read AuPairCare’s 10 Steps Towards Childcare Bliss!

Tuesday, February 18th
Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Winter

3 Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Winter

Securing childcare just in time for the long winter season is a comfort for many of our host parents. But that’s not the only benefit to matching now; learn the top three reasons to welcome an au pair this winter!

Tuesday, November 5th
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3 Reasons to Welcome an Au Pair This Fall

Securing childcare just in time for the busy fall season is a comfort for many of our host parents. But that’s not the only benefit to matching now; learn the top three reasons to match with an au pair this Fall!

Tuesday, September 17th
5 Things Your Au Pair Wished You Knew

5 Things Your Nanny or Au Pair Wish You Knew

As a parent, you know that caring for children is tough business. Those sweet little faces need love, attention, and lots of activities to keep them busy. So you can imagine that choosing to work as a nanny or au pair in another person’s home is a rewarding but often difficult job. To make their life a little easier (and your home run a bit more smoothly), we asked a few nannies and au pairs to tell us the top 5 things they wish you knew.

Wednesday, July 17th
Top 4 Reasons you might need an au pair

The Top 4 Reasons You Might Need an Au Pair

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to childcare. Check out the top reasons an au pair might be a great addition to your family!

Wednesday, June 26th
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Hear From A Host Mom: Reasons For Choosing an Au Pair

My best friend is considering hosting an au pair and she has all the typical concerns; someone else is living in our house, are they going to be a good driver, will my kids listen to her?

Wednesday, June 5th
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Hear from an Area Director: Tips for First Time Host Families

First time families don't need to be anxious about hosting an au pair. Hear from an area director the tips that will make your first hosting experience a success!

Wednesday, May 15th
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How to Tackle Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, which means recognizing that we do get stressed, while also finding effective ways to tackle it and relax. Whether you’re an au pair or a host parent, stress will sneak up on you or come full force when handling your kids, so sit back and relax, because here are our tips to de-stress this April.

Wednesday, April 10th
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Choose Your Summer Au Pair

It’s barely spring – but believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking of summer childcare! Our match deadlines are quickly approaching.

Wednesday, March 27th

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