Myth #4: Au Pairs only work 9-5, Monday-Friday

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

FACT: Au Pairs can work up to 45-hours each week, up to 10-hours per day on a variable schedule that the family decides, including mornings, evenings, weekends and even holidays. An au pair may also work a split shift, which is convenient for families with children in school full or part […]

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Au Pair Personality Profile: The DISC is Your Friend

Friday, 8 May 2015

When a host family is searching for an au pair, I always highly recommend that the family look over the Au Pair’s DISC Personality Profile. Cultural Care Au Pair requires all of their au pair candidates to complete a DISC Personality Profile, and their DISC may be viewed in the […]

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Myth #3: Au Pairs Only Provide Childcare

Friday, 8 May 2015

FACT: In addition to watching your children, an au pair can be responsible for light household duties, related to the children. Au Pairs Can Help With your Children’s laundry meal preparation & clean up bedrooms: keeping them organized & tidy driving to school & extra curricular activities homework bathing bedtime routine […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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