We could use that right now in New England! I am tired of snow and it is in the forecast two days this week! But I refer to a different breath of fresh air: that which an au pair can bring to your home!
Au Pairs are young people, ages 18-26, who have experience in childcare and a desire to have a cultural exchange experience with your American family. Host Families provide room and board, a weekly stipend, and an educational contribution and au pairs provide up to 45 hours per week (not more than 10 hours per day) of flexible, skilled, cultural childcare! Your au pair becomes a valued member of your family and a big brother or sister to your children.
Like Host Mom, Cyndi Frick, you might even find yourself personally enjoying the friendship an au pair can bring into your home. Check out her blog. How many moms out there find themselves barely able to keep up with friends and family, even if only on Facebook, to feel like we have women friends at all? And I am not talking about our moms, sisters or aunties, though they make great friends too. Most American moms end up being friends with other moms in the neighborhood or sports groups, but rarely keep up friendships simply because they don’t have time. I laughed when I pictured Cyndi and her au pair munching on candy canes! And maybe I’m a little jealous, hmmm.
Your au pair can provide some time for you to go to the gym, meet with friends for coffee, or have some quiet time to yourself. You might find, though, that you truly enjoy the new friend you have in your live-in au pair! The benefits of hosting are for the Host Parents, children and even their extended family and friends. Your au pair may just bring that breath of fresh air, sense of humor, youthful hope or active energy that you and your family have been missing!
Go Au Pair, your cultural childcare agency since 1989, sponsors your au pair’s Visa and provides you with year-long customer service with your own Placement Coordinator, Success Coordinator and me, your Local Area Representative, or LAR. We are here for you and your au pair throughout your cultural childcare experience, in 2015 and beyond. Please contact me, Joan Lowell, at 401.309.1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or register to become a Host Family at http://www.goaupair.com. I look forward to helping your family have an exceptional experience with Go Au Pair in the Providence, RI area.
By the way, if you are not sure, you can view over 300 au pair profiles from over 50 countries, for FREE, on our website. There is no obligation to you until you actually match with the au pair of your choice! Consider a cultural childcare experience and see how much you will benefit too!