Experienced Au Pair and Teacher from Ukraine available in March 2018

Oksana is a live in nanny and in country Au Pair from Ukraine and she is looking for open, loving, friendly family to provide professional childcare assistance.
Oksana is 25, her English is a 4 out of 5 English grade and she is a College Graduate with Master degree in Education. Oksana has experience caring for children of all ages from baby-sitting, teaching, and volunteering. Oksana came to the US legally with J1 visa 5 months ago and she is taking care of four girls 5, 7, 11, 13 years old. Her reference said that Oksana is ,” honest, hard-working, reliable, creative.” Oksana has been driving in the US and she likes cooking, making arts and crafts, spending time with the kids.Oksana au pait from Ukraine
She said, “I absolutely love kids and have extensive experience with different ages.  I am currently taking care of four beautiful girls (5, 7, 11, 13) Maybe that’s why, now I’m feeling like a professional hairdresser.”
Oksana is a good driver,  she loves cooking and trying new dishes. Her favorite activities with kids are reading, cooking, making crafts and exploring new places. She is positive, honest, open, loving, caring, organized, quick learner, hard-working, and reliable. Oksana is also very flexible and can work under the pressure.
Oksana can provide live-in care for children ages 3 month to teens, perform child care related tasks like meal prep for kids, driving to/from school, lessons, appointments, cleaning children’s playroom and bedrooms and even children’s laundry! Go Au Pair is offering an exclusive discount for Host Families living in Bucks County, some NJ and Philadelphia areas. With this discount, the average cost of an Au Pair is only $345 a week ( 45 hours) and $7.66 an hour!

25 years the Au Pair program in America

In 1989, the Au Pair Program was officially enacted in the US. Go Au Pair team volunteered in Philadelphia Since then, the Au Pairs get a chance to learn about life in the U.S while helping families with childcare. Thousands Au Pairs  have gotten to participate in this wonderful cultural exchange opportunity. They got to explore the country, attend classes and immerse themselves in the English language. Learn more.  The program became very popular among Host Families.  About 14,000 foreigners coming to the US every year to work as Au Pairs. I like my aupair During the last 25 years, young people from around the world got the opportunity to work, study and travel in America. With the J1 visa,  Au Pairs get a chance to live with an American Host Family, speak English, be able to study in an American University and volunteere with friends. IMG_20131117_102357 (2)  Volunteering together with other Au Pairs and Americans who want to make a difference and help the community is a great cultural exchange experience.Au pair Go  Au pair in class

With 25 years of experience, Go Au Pair is one of the oldest and most experienced Au Pair programs. Beginning as a nanny company in 1987, Go Au Pair soon expanded to include Au Pairs and was one of the original Au Pair program sponsors designated by the Department of State in 1989.Co Au Pair

Consider a Transition Au Pair

Transition Au Pairs are Au Pairs in the US and in a rematch period. Clearly, transition Au Pairs start their year with one host family but for some reason stop their match with their host family.  They usually stay only part of the year and then rematch with a new host family.Au Pair Bucks County

Transition Au Pairs can be great candidates to consider, depending on what the host families are looking for. Very often Host Families and Au Pairs go into a rematch because of their personality differences. Sometimes, rejects from other families, can be a perfect match for other families. The best example is that one of the nominees for the Au Pair of the Year Award this year was a transition Au Pair and her new family said that she is the best of the best.2014

Other common reasons transitions occur are due to driving, language abilities and lack of childcare skills that particular family needs. However, some  families do not need a driver or speak the same language and are more flexible with the language skills. I noticed that some Au Pairs may not have great skills caring for young children, but do much better with older kids and the opposite.  An Au Pair can be overwhelmed working with three or five kids, or kids with special needs – which might not be a case for another host family.

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Keep in mind that any Au Pair who jeopardizes her host children’s health or safety or violates the Au Pair programs rules is sent home, and her  J1 visa is canceled immediately. These Au Pairs cannot become Transition Au Pairs.

Also, often the Au Pairs show up in a rematch because their host family has violated the Au Pair program rules or due to their host families personal situations, like a job issue, moving outside the US, divorce or other changes inside of the family structure.aupair and kids

Therefore, consider interviewing an Au Pair in rematch- there are gems among transition Au Pairs.

Hire an Extending Au Pair.

Go Au Pair agency has many in country Au Pairs who are currently living with the Host Families and are looking to extend with a new family. There are two types of in country Au Pairs – Transition and Extension. Friendship has wings

First time Host Families often ask me which Au Pair will be better for their family: an Extension transfer Au Pair (in the country second year Au Pair) or a new one?

Extending Au Pairs are those who successfully completed a year with another host family. They are already residing within the US and have their J1 visa. They need to apply for an extension of the Form DS-2019, but it is simple. New Au Pairs depend on their J1 visa approval, so there are more chances that an extending Au Pair will be at the time the family needs her.Au Pair Bucks county

Extension transfer Au Pairs are typically available to start with a new family in a few months and are available for placements lasting 12, 9 or 6 months. You can read more about Extension Au Pairs.Aupair childcare

An extension Au Pair, or the second year Au Pair,  don’t need nearly as much time to adjust as a new Au Pair,  has a social security number, a bank account, and  has experience of living in the US. An extension Au Pair is usually more experienced, considered, adopted and conformed to the Au Pair program.au pairs love kids

 Another benefit of an extension Au Pair is that a host family can speak with her Local Area Representative. The host family can also speak with an Au Pair’s host family in the US. The family may have an additional reference and compare own needs and parenting styles. Also, if the family needs a driver, there are a lot of extending Au Pairs who have been driving in the US.Au pair bucks county

Sometimes the family can interview their prospective Au Pair in person or can be lucky to find an Au Pair who is  an Au Pair in excellence.

There are many factors to consider.  You can read the discussion “Would you recommend an Extension Au Pair or a new au pair” from AUPAIRMOM blog.

In country Au Pairs – Transition and Extension.

In country Au Pairs are currently residing within the United States and working as an Au Pair for an American Host Family. Go Au Pair agency has many Au Pairs who are currently in a rematch and are looking for a new family. 

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There are two types of in country Au Pairs:
Transition Au Pairs, who are ending their current placement early and are looking to rematch with a new family. They are typically available to start with a new family in two weeks or less.
Extension transfer Au Pairs has been working  in America almost a year, and wishing to continue with another family. They are available in a few months for another placement. Extension Au Pairs are about to successfully complete a year with another host family and will be a second year Au Pairs in America.
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Extension Au Pairs wish to transfer to a new family and usually to another part of the US after completing their first placement.  

Transition Au Pairs are normally available sooner than extension Au Pairs. You can read more about the difference between Transition and Extension Au Pairs.

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There is a lot of information to learn about the Au Pair program, please read Understanding the Au Pair Industry and its Acronyms.

How Much Should You Pay a Nanny at Bucks County, PA?

Care.com has a Babysitter Pay Rate Calculator that will calculate the “going rate” for babysitters in your area. I live in  Bucks County, PA. How much should a family with tree kids pay a nanny at Bucks County? According to Babysitter Pay Rate Calculator nanny’s rate at Bucks County for a family with three kids is average of $14 per hour.

care.com suggests to keep in mind several factors when deciding how much you’ll pay a babysitter. First of all, number of children – care.com recommends to pay $2 to $5 more an hour for each additional child.  A nanny’s rate also depends on babysitter’s age, location, experience, time of day, kids activities, cooking and driving needs.

The cost of having an Au Pair remains the same, regardless of the number of children you have and many other factors. It will cost about $7.55/hr to host an Au Pair for Go Au Pair’s Host Family in any location.Why is there such a big difference in the cost of a nanny and an Au Pair?

Some nannies are professional childcare workers with substantial childcare experience compared to Au Pairs.  Many Au Pairs are not, but all Au Pairs have had childcare training before they start work as an Au Pair and they all have childcare related work experience working as a teacher, a nanny or a babysitter for their own siblings or children in their native country.

A nanny is considered an employee of the family while an Au Pair is considered a part of the family. Nannies receive a salary for a living,  while Au Pairs receive a stipend – pocket money. Nannies often don’t have medical insurance and they need money to buy it.  All Au Pairs have medical insurance during their work time. Go Au Pair provides medical insurance, which is a requirements for J1 visa participants and it is included in the program fees.

At a cost that is less than a nanny, family could have flexible and reliable childcare, full support of our agency, and a cultural experience. Why should you be paying a nanny? Why pay almost double?

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