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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. 

What Is An Au Pair?

What Is An Au Pair?

It can be challenging to decide on the right kind of childcare for your family. From babysitters to professional caregivers, there are many services provided by different childcare options. Au pairs are one of these professional caregivers, but what is an au pair exactly?

Tuesday, April 5th
How the Meaning Behind ‘Au Pair’ Shapes These Child Care Providers

How the Meaning Behind ‘Au Pair’ Shapes These Child Care Providers

For families seeking at-home childcare, there are many options, including nannies and babysitters. One type of at-home childcare that has grown in popularity over the last few years is an au pair, but what is the meaning of ‘au pair’?

Thursday, March 24th
Wondering How to Get an Au Pair? Find All the Answers Here!

Wondering How to Get an Au Pair? Find All the Answers Here!

Considering adding an in-home caregiver to your family? You may be wondering how to get an au pair and what the process is like. It’s simple: When you partner with AuPairCare, we make it easy to find your family’s perfect au pair.

Tuesday, March 22nd
How Much Does an Au Pair Cost?

How Much Does an Au Pair Cost?

When your family hosts an au pair, they become more than someone to watch the kids. You gain a temporary family member, a partner in parenting, and a trustworthy caregiver for your children. With all that they offer, many families wonder: what does an au pair cost? 

Thursday, March 17th
Live In Childcare Can Change Your Household. Here's How!

Live In Childcare Can Change Your Household. Here's How!

For many parents and caregivers, time demands are among the most stressful aspects of raising children. It can feel like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, and live in childcare can be the solution to your family’s busy schedule. 

 

Tuesday, March 15th
Au Pairs vs. Nannies: What’s the Difference?

Au Pairs vs. Nannies: What’s the Difference?

What is an au pair vs. a nanny? Is a nanny or au pair right for your family? Finding the perfect caregiver for your child can have a lasting impact on their development, and can reduce the stress of parenting. 

Wednesday, January 26th
Au Pairs on a J-1 Visa: Resources, FAQs, and Processes

Au Pairs on a J-1 Visa: Resources, FAQs, and Processes

Au pairs can enrich your family’s life in so many ways; from picking the kids up from school, to cooking dinner, to sharing their culture with you. An au pair’s skills can support your family in many ways. This is especially helpful during the pandemic, when caregivers’ stress levels are higher than ever.  

Tuesday, January 25th
Choosing an Au Pair

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?

Tuesday, December 7th
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!

Wednesday, October 27th
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Au Pairs vs. Nannies vs. Daycare

Au pairs, nannies and daycares may seem to offer the same childcare for your family, but an au pair is much more than a live-in nanny. From the school year into the summer, au pairs keep your children engaged and having fun!

Tuesday, August 24th

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