Category Archives: Program Info

Hallo! A Special Report on Germany…

With our largest pool of au pairs from Germany arriving in the spring and summer, I thought I would cover a few highlights about our largest recruitment country in Europe. Germans make wonderful au pairs because they are very organized, … Continue reading

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Putting Kids First: helping at-risk children worldwide

As part of Cultural Care Au Pair’s mission to break down barriers of culture and language through educational exchange, a group of local childcare coordinators and staff recently visited South Africa to see firsthand the difference the donations from the … Continue reading

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Au Pair Of The Year Award… 2010 Nominations!

Each year, the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) selects one au pair as the winner of their “Au Pair of the Year” Award. In 2008 and 2009, Cultural Care au pairs have won this prestigious honor (see VIDEOS on our website). … Continue reading

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Our Host Family/ Au Pair Matching Process Explained…

Watch Jennifer Ward, Director at Cultural Care Au Pair (and also a host mom) explain the options families have to find the right au pair candidate for their family: personalized exclusive matching, consultative matching and our “Search and Select” option.  Also … Continue reading

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What are the requirements for host families?

When discussing the au pair program, the first questions I usually answer are about the au pairs (background, qualifications, screening) and the arrival process (time frame, matching, program fees and payment options). However, there is often an expectation that a host … Continue reading

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From Host Family Application To Welcoming Your Au Pair…

The first step is to complete your application on-line . There is a $75 application fee (contact me for your promotion code) that will enable you to: access our pool of au pairs (see article “3 Ways To Match”) benefit from … Continue reading

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Finding your au pair: 3 ways to match!

Finding the right au pair for your family can be a very time-consuming endeavor, especially if you are doing it on your own: you may spend hours researching, reviewing, interviewing, checking references, etc. As a busy parent, you have limited time … Continue reading

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Getting an au pair in 2010 is more affordable than ever!

The economy had a negative impact on many people last year, therefore we listened to the needs of many families who are facing new financial challenges. Even in difficult times, working parents need flexible, affordable childcare. As a result, Cultural Care Au Pair … Continue reading

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3 Tools To Help Parents Communicate With Their Au Pair

In just reading my blog, it may be difficult to have an idea of the type of person I am. Hopefully if you have an interest in the topics discussed on my website, you will cross the bridge and e-mail … Continue reading

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What is an “au pair” anyway?

Au pairs are caring and committed, adventurous and educated young people (18 – 26 years old) from abroad. They are eager to experience American culture while sharing their own unique backgrounds. In exchange for the privilege of living in an American home … Continue reading

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