How can your au pair become a more confident driver in the U.S.?

Let’s hear one more question the Au Pair Sis received from one of our au pairs:

Question:  How can I become a more confident driver?


Practice! Practice! Practice!

You know the old saying, practice makes perfect?  So true for driving!

Take a driver training class in your state, if you are able.

If possible, drive in different and increasingly challenging conditions.

Get practice in more than one vehicle, if you can.

First, go for short, daytime rides that are supervised by a more experienced driver.

Then go for short supervised drives, but at night.

Try short daytime rides alone and move toward more challenging nighttime driving.

Try to drive in light traffic conditions with clear weather before attempting to drive in heavier traffic or in inclement weather like rain or snow.

Try to drive with the parents only in the car before taking the children with you.

The more practice in different conditions (time of day, amount of traffic, type of weather), the more confidence you will gain as a driver.

Good luck and be safe!

Go Au Pair currently has over 300 Au Pairs available out-of-country as well as some in-country; you can review their profiles for free at

All Au Pairs pass a 17-point screening process including background check & personality profile, speak English (rated 1-5), receive 32 hours child care training in child development & safety, provide live-in care for children & perform child care related tasks like meal prep for kids, children’s laundry, cleaning children’s playroom & bedrooms. Full time Au Pairs work up to 45 hours per week & the total cost to you is about $340, or only $288 for a 30 hour part time Au Pair. Each Au Pair completes an educational component.

My name is Joan Lowell; I am the Go Au Pair LAR (Local Area Rep) for Providence, RI. We are accepting families anywhere in the RI, CT, MA region. Please contact me at or 401-309-1925 for more information.

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