Once you've learned about the benefits and requirements of the au pair program and decided this might be a good fit, it's time to decide which agency you should go with!
There are lots of choices out there but here at AuPairCare we're committed to live-in childcare and cultural exchange. Here are some of the most popular reasons families choose AuPairCare:
Year-round, AuPairCare offers a robust selection of au pairs from all around the world. Becoming an au pair is a rigorous process, and all of our au pairs meet not only the Department of State requirements but extra AuPairCare qualifications as well. All AuPairCare au pairs complete Virtual Au Pair Academy where we review important development milestones, child safety (including first aid and CPR) and the American way of caregiving. Au pairs can also complete separate trainings for infants or toddlers where they focus on the unique needs of each age group. Our reputation abroad is that of the top agency, with au pairs eager to come to the U.S. as an AuPairCare au pair.
AuPairCare's goal is to make our pricing as transparent as possible so there are no surprises. From application fees to when payments are due, we include all cost information on our website and Family Room portal, and staff is always available to answer any additional questions you may have.
Our staff is truly amazing. Many of our team members have been with the program for 20+ years, and the majority have had au pairs or been au pairs themselves! Whether you want to speak to a Program Advisor at our headquarters about the basics of our program, or your local Area Director to learn about the other AuPairCare families in your community, our staff are experts in au pair childcare and always available to answer any questions you might have.
When you look through our blog you'll see tons of stories about host families and au pairs who loved the experience so much they wanted to share it with us. Our participants are funny, kind, caring and excited about cultural exchange. Most of our new families and au pairs came to us on the recommendation of current participants, and in our last survey 96% of participants said they recommend us to others " so request more information today!