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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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Responsibilities beyond childcare…

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false]While the primary responsibility of au pairs is to care for your children, au pairs can also help with “light household chores”. Beyond an expectation for a program that is focused on childcare, it is also a U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Do I need an au pair for my school-aged children?

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false]As full-time childcare is usually mainly required before the children attend school, the au pair program option is considered an alternative to full-time daycare or a nanny. However, there are many busy families with children ranging from 3 months … Continue reading

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A Work-At-Home Mom’s Perspective On Hosting An Au Pair

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false] Valerie Rempe is a veteran host mom and has balanced a full-time career with her family life through the au pair program for over 10 years. In today’s article, she shares her experience and unique perspective on … Continue reading

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6 Childcare Considerations For The Work-At-Home Parent

[tweetmeme source=”FrenchNad” only_single=false] While working from home has the great advantage of being closer to your children (and to your household chores…) and avoid a daily commute, that proximity can also represent the greatest disadvantage in the form of a major distraction! While … 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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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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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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Upstate Parent magazine article

Au pairs become part of the family Au pairs offer help to busy parents while introducing different cultures Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 – 2:00 am By Rebecca Roper CONTRIBUTING WRITER Rebecca Starr looked forward to April 6. That’s the … Continue reading

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