Parenting Around the Globe: What is Common Sense?

Saturday, 7 May 2016

As a Local Childcare Consultant with Cultural Care Au Pair, I have supported and provided cultural training for numerous host families who have welcomed an au pair into their home. Welcoming an au pair into your home is more than just affordable live-in childcare, a family is inviting a foreign […]


Can I Ask My Au Pair to Take Out the Garbage?

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

An au pair may be fully responsible for all child-related duties. These duties could include meal prep, laundry, light housekeeping, driving kids to school and all of their extra curricular activities. Families may also ask their au pair to do chores in the house that result from the au pair being a member of […]


Tax Time! 1040NR-EZ Step-by-Step Instructions for Au Pairs

Sunday, 24 March 2013

It’s that time of year! All au pairs are subject to federal income taxes. If an au pair arrived in the US in 2012 or participated in the au pair program during any time during 2012, she/he will need complete the 2012 1040NR-EZ and send the 1040NR-EZ form in & […]


Au Pairs and Household Duties: Get the Kids Involved!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Au Pairs may provide up to 45-hours a week of childcare for their host families and their duties may include child-related household chores, like doing the laundry for the children, making their meals, picking up their toys, and overall light housekeeping. An au pair should train the children to help […]