I have written about transition au pairs before, and I know you know that men make great childcare providers. Please go back and re-read my article: Your Next Au Pair Candidate
Is your family paying too much for a private nanny? More families are realizing the benefits of hosting an Au Pair compared to hiring a Nanny! You get a responsible and trusted new family member with a very flexible schedule for less out-of-pocket!
Contact me, Joan Lowell, your LAR in the RI area, at 401.309.1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host Families get to set house rules, curfew, day/night guests, work/vacation schedules plus TV, phone, internet & gaming usage! Nannies may have outside responsibilities that define their schedules more rigidly than an Au Pair who lives with you!
Hosting an Au Pair, you interview over time, Skype with your Au Pair & family/friends, over multiple occasions. Most Nannies don’t offer you to also interview their family/friends!
Consider hosting an Au Pair; visit our local page or contact me, Joan Lowell, your Local Area Representative.
Full time Au Pairs work up to 45 hrs/wk (>10 hrs/day) for as low as $7.31 per hour (or part time >30 hrs/wk as low as $9.22 per hour) & can do tasks like kids’ laundry, tidying up kids’ play areas & rooms, light meal prep/clean up & even driving. The U.S. Dept. of State regulates the Au Pair Program for cultural exchange visitors; Go Au Pair sponsors the Visa & handles all paperwork & logistics for you.
Au Pairs pass a criminal background check, previous childcare references (not family members) & school have been agency-verified; if you want a background check for a Nanny, pay for it & check references yourself.
Infant-qualified Au Pair profiles even show you how many hours with each age group (under 2 yrs) is verified experience.
Au Pairs are the perfect age (18-26) to be responsible, yet active, with your kids; they are not teenagers, but also not “boring.” Au Pairs pass health exams & psychometric testing to determine they are right for the program; a Nanny may be unable to relate to young children or may not be the people-person as-advertised.
Au Pairs from Go Au Pair complete 32 hrs of training including child development, focusing on U.S. specific safety practices & review of CPR/First Aid procedures; no specific training is required for a person to call themselves a Nanny.