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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. 

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
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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
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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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Heading Back to Work After Baby

Watch how a new mom express her feelings on returning to work after a baby.

Friday, November 27th
Cost of Childcare Chart

The Rising Cost of Childcare

Parents already know that childcare is not cheap! According to Nerdwallet the cost to raise a child born in in 2011 comes in at around $235,000. In some states, the annual cost of daycare for one child is more than the cost of in-state college tuition. The rising costs of childcare are a factor in a new trend -  a larger percentage of moms are now staying at home to care for their children.

Saturday, May 31st
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Au Pairs by the Numbers Infographic

Cost savings. Experienced training. Your family’s childcare solution.  With information pulled from our active database, we’ve highlighted the benefits of our wonderful AuPairCare au pairs in this helpful infographic. It’s pretty incredible that all of our au pairs speak conversational English, most of our au pairs have started or graduated with advanced degrees, and a majority are very handy in the kitchen! 

Thursday, March 13th
Host Family Tips

Unplugging in a Plugged in World

Raise your hand if you’re trying to be Supermom. Superdad? Yeah, that is what I suspected. It’s tough to care for your family, your spouse and your ailing dad while also killing it at your job and, if you’re lucky, hitting the gym or reading a good book. 

Sunday, March 2nd
Safety and Product Registration

Product Registration Cards: For Children’s Safety

Parenting in the 21st century requires an extensive toolkit. Everything from booster seats to infant slings are necessities we rely on to make parenthood a little easier. It's a fact of life, though, that these awesome products can sometimes have a defect. That’s why it makes sense to take a moment to consider what product registrations can do to ensure the safety of your child.

Sunday, February 23rd

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