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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. 

Nanny and Au Pair Expectations

How to Set Clear Expectations with Your Nanny or Au Pair on Day One

There is nothing more important to a student than their first day of school -or the first day of work to a new employee. So it follows that this would also be true for the first day of childcare with a new provider. The way you as the parents organize those first few days sets the foundation for great relationships – or can set you all up for a rough start. No pressure, right? To make it a great start, follow these tips for a smooth transition.

Wednesday, December 13th
Traveling with your au pair

Traveling With an Au Pair: Vacations The Way They Were Meant To Be

Ahhh, vacation. Whether it’s skiing or sunbathing, nothing recharges our batteries quite like time away from home and the office. That is, unless that time includes your kids.

Friday, July 14th
Secure Au Pair Childcare In Time for Back to School

Secure Your Childcare In Time for Back to School

Summer may be in full swing, but it’s already time to start thinking about securing childcare for the Fall! Here are some of the top reasons we hear from parents why welcoming an au pair in August or September is a game changer:

Monday, July 10th
childcare-bliss

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!

Thursday, January 19th
au-pair-in-2017

How an Au Pair Can Help You In 2017

What are your resolutions for 2017? For many American families the list includes desire to spend more quality time with loved ones, save a little more and decrease stress. Welcoming an au pair now can help you meet some of your resolutions for the new year!

Tuesday, January 3rd
Au Pairs From AuPairCare Infographic

Au Pairs from AuPairCare Infographic

There is so much for families to consider when choosing childcare; affordability, safety, reliability, and flexibility. AuPairCare solves those problems with an au pair program that is competitive with other forms of childcare, including traditional nannies and daycares, without the extra hassles of late pickup fees and different rates for multiple children.

Thursday, July 14th
Language Learning in Childhood

Are Children Really Better at Learning a Foreign Language?

If you are concerned with the academic prowess of your little one(s), or happen to have a spouse who speaks another language, you may have researched foreign language learning for your kids. In fact, it may be a main motivation behind choosing an au pair to care for your children. With all the current chatter about second language acquisition in children, many wonder, “Are children really better than adults at learning a foreign language?”  

Wednesday, March 30th
AuPairCare Host Family Interview

5 Things NOT to Ask When Interviewing Your Childcare Provider

Finding the perfect childcare provider for your family can be hard, especially when undergoing the interviewing process. How do you accurately judge the skill sets and compatibility of candidates in such a brief encounter? The following 5 tips on what not to ask potential caregivers will help you get to know your future caregiver and assess whether they are up for the job.

Thursday, March 17th
au-pair misconceptions

10 Fears and Misconceptions about Hosting an Au Pair

Want to know is what it’s really like to have an au pair? We’ve addressed some of the most common fears and misconceptions host families have about the au pair program.

Tuesday, March 1st
au-pairs-military family

Au Pairs: A Unique Solution for Military Families

Many military families have found that flexible au pair childcare works for their unique schedule. Learn how military families can benefit from the schedule flexibility, cultural exchange and live-in support of an AuPairCare au pair.

Wednesday, January 27th

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