My Au Pair does the dishes

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

I hate washing dishes. There is actually something therapeutic in the process, but in our family, we have so many cups, plates, pots and pans that aren’t dishwasher safe, that washing them has become my household nemesis. That is, until we got an au pair. Now here we are 5 […]

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How to Find a Great Au Pair

Friday, 4 May 2012

What are the things you should look for in an au pair candidate’s applicaiton to make sure it is the right fit for your family? 1. Childcare experience. This should match up with your own personal needs and family make up. 2. Driving experience. This, too, needs to match with […]

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What au pairs really think of Americans

Friday, 3 February 2012

Last weekend, Cultural Care’s local childcare coordinators from the west all met in Los Angeles to discuss State Department regulations, cultural issues and how best to support our families and au pairs. We also heard feedback from the Cultural Care Au Pair recruitment offices, located in over 20 countries. As […]

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Safe Winter Driving Tips to Share with Your Au Pair/Nanny

Friday, 6 January 2012

No matter how much experience a driver has, and no matter how large or safe a vehicle may seem, winter driving is always a challenge. Winter driving takes a special set of skills and some basic precautions. Here are a few safety tips for winter driving. Prepare your car before […]

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Announcements: Meetings Jan-Apr 2012 & Educational Update

Monday, 2 January 2012

MONTHLY MEETINGS: Below you’ll find the schedule for au pair meetings Jan through Apr. As a reminder, au pairs must attend these meetings to comply with the State Department–and is required to keep the au pair in good standing with their visa. Au pairs cannot work during these meetings and […]

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