How to Choose Childcare

Should I consider an au pair in my childcare search?

Are you currently evaluating your childcare options? Have you considered an au pair, but don’t really know what an au pair is or better yet, how it is spelled? Au pair, apar, aupper?

If so, you are not alone. I’m here to help answer some of your high level questions about au pair programs.

Au pairs are generally foreign-born women between the ages of 18 and 26 that come to the States to experience life as a US citizen. They come from countries around the world, mostly originating from countries like Thailand, Latin America, South Africa and Germany. Many are longing to experience the world, sharpen their English skills and gain freedom from their families for a 12-month period. [Read more…]