Meet Your Providence LAR

As part of the Au Pair Program, under the regulation of the US Dept of State, Go Au Pair (and other agencies) must have a local area representative, or LAR, within one hour driving time of any Host Family or Au Pair in the program. What does that mean for Providence? You are lucky enough to be serviced by a Rhode Island native and all-around cheerleader for the Ocean State and the Au Pair Program in Rhode Island (that’s me).

Since RI is on the smaller side, our neighbors in CT and MA can get in on the great savings we are offering new Host Families. My friend and colleague, Polina K in the Philadelphia area, is one of many other LARs with Go Au Pair who takes her job seriously. Read her blog to learn more about the unique benefits of having your local rep so close.

When you register online with Go Au Pair, your LAR, or Local Area Representative, should call or email you within a couple of days, introducing him or herself and offering to answer your questions. In general, I like to hear about your family, which helps me assess whether or not the Au Pair Program can offer a creative and dynamic solution to your childcare needs. Every family is different and not every family will decide an au pair is for them. When I can chat with one or both of the Host Parents for a minutes, I can help them discover how an au pair might fit into their lives and family.

Your Providence area representative is a trained educator with two decades in the field of education and family service. If you think an au pair might be right for your family, why not check us out online or contact me directly at 401.309.1925 or jlowell@goaupair.com. Although I have not hosted an au pair, I have had live-in childcare and a private nanny. As a mother of six children from toddler to teen, I can relate to the needs and requirements of a Host Family. I am also dedicated to helping these adventurous young people have an exciting year of personal growth and cultural exchange.

If you could use up to 45 hours per week (not more than 10 hours per day) of flexible childcare, which can include tasks such as driving, supervising homework and even kids’ laundry, it is time to look into Go Au Pair in Rhode Island.

 

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