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 […]


What is the Difference Between a Nanny and an Au Pair?

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

It is common to use the term “nanny” and “au pair” interchangeably, but nannies and au pairs are very different. A nanny is a more general term used to describe anyone whose profession is to care for children. A nanny may or may not be formally trained, or certified in […]


What is your Weekly Budget for Childcare?

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Cost is a big factor in your childcare search. The amount families spend for quality childcare varies depending on the family’s location, the amount of hours care is needed, the childcare provider’s duties, as well as, provider’s experience, education, and special skills or training. Have you taken time to review your […]


Myth #1: Au Pairs are Expensive

Thursday, 23 April 2015

FACT: The average weekly cost to host an au pair is currently about $375.00 per family (not per child!) In most communities across the US, this fee is competitive with day care costs and certainly more affordable than hiring a nanny. According to a Huffington Post article published in May 2014 urban […]