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 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 […]


Top 3 Reasons US Families Host an Au Pair vs Hiring a Nanny

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Thousands of families have decided to host an au pair instead of hiring a nanny, and these are the top reasons why: 1. Affordability!  Hosting an au pair, on average, is just $360 per week, regardless of how many children are in a family. 2. Flexibility! With an au pair the host family sets the […]


Water Safety: “Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning”

Friday, 29 June 2012

Summertime is here and for many that means countless hours in the water over the next couple of months. When you take the kids to the beach or pool it is important to be knowledgeable about water safety. It is critical that your full attention is on the children in […]