Tag Archives: Au Pair

Why raising bilingual children is “a must”…

A spare hour between two meetings today called for catching up on e-mails with a delicious latte made with locally roasted coffee at Carolina Roasters… nothing like the comforting smell and delicious taste of freshly roasted coffee to boost my productivity level! More … Continue reading

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Au pair childcare is more affordable while childcare costs continue to rise

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false] As a recently released NACCRRA report found, childcare costs are rapidly rising, even comparable to the cost of a year of college tuition. For some, costs are so expensive – particularly for multiple children – it is … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Interaction And Nurturing

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false] While reviewing an ARTICLE from Reuters titled “Study shows consistent benefit of early daycare”, I was reminded of the challenges parents face while evaluating options for entrusting their most precious beings in the hands of a childcare provider. … Continue reading

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‘Happy “Host” Father’s Day’!…by the way…

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false] Celebrating fathers all over the world reminded me of the important, often underappreciated role, host fathers play in their au pair’s life. Because they are usually less emotionally involved with the choice of their childcare provider, or they do … 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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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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♥ Celebrating Valentine’s Day…

Although an international holiday, Valentine’s Day is celebrated quite differently in the USA than in other parts of the world. In France for example (my home country), that day is dedicated to love & romance, couples exchange gifts or go … 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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