Unique au pair or nanny interview questions

Friday, 4 December 2015

If you have never interviewed a childcare provider, the responsibility can seem daunting. How do you determine if this nanny or au pair candidate, who looks good on paper, is going to be a good fit for your children, your family and your household? Start with basic interview question.  Cultural […]


Things Your LCC Wish Host Families Knew

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

An article I wrote for the fabulous, Au Pair Mom blog. I hope you find it helpful! As a host family with an au pair, there are a lot of things you need to know—State Department regulations, your agency’s rules, and how to help your au pair get everything from […]


Au pair childcare grows in popularity as day care center costs soar

Thursday, 20 September 2012

by Stephanie Rueter The high cost of daycare As if life wasn’t already expensive enough, Child Care Aware® of America (formerly the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies or NACCRRA), just released its annual report earlier this month and concluded: “Quality child care is becoming increasingly difficult […]


A back-to-work mom finds an answer in au pair childcare

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Returning to work is bittersweet for most moms. No matter how strong the need or itch to get back to work, leaving the kids in the care of someone else isn’t easy. In Sierra Rix’s case, a host mom in PA, she considered many different options. Daycare: “Daycare was not […]