Myth #2: An Au Pair is Just a Fancy Name for a Nanny

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Fact: Not just anyone can become an au pair. The au pair program is a formal cultural exchange program regulated by the US Department of State. The au pair program provides the opportunity for foreign nationals with verified childcare experience to join a host family in the United States for a year […]


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 […]


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 […]