An Au Pair is more than a nanny.

Many of  host families  from Go Au Pair found the program because they were looking for a better child care option.

An Au Pair is so much more than just a nanny. It is like having a big sister or cousin available that loves children unconditionally. They come from all over the world to live with the family and provide child care and a cultural exchange. They can help with laundry, meal preparation, car pooling, and light housekeeping for children.

But they would love to do much more:

~> arts & craft, coloring, puzzles,
~>reading, dancing, singing,
~>going to parks, zoos, museums,
~>playing lots of sports,
~>teaching  their language,
~>introducing their culture,
~>preparing  the home country’s dishes for the whole family.

Au pairs can be less expensive than nannies. Live-in Au Pairs are also a more flexible option for busy parents. Parents set the schedule with the Au Pair, so it’s much easier to handle last-minute child care needs. Au pairs live as a member of the family, so parents also get the peace of mind knowing that kids are at home with a qualified, trusted “family member”.

Many au pairs are professional teachers, and have years of early childhood education, pedagogical education, and experience with babies, groups of children and babies, even infant multiples. I’ve seen au pair applications of young women who were nurses in NICU, who were daycare teachers handling ten babies alone all day, who were college graduate licensed kindergarten teachers with several years of work experience, and women who worked as nannies for years in their home countries. 

Au Pairs are mature, enthusiastic, unique individuals who choose to come to the United States to caring for children. Au Pairs are more than care providers; they are role models, mentors, teachers, coaches, cheerleaders, big brothers, big sisters and friends.

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