When hosting an Au Pair, the Host Family generates their own house rules, written/agreed to by both parties before the Au Pair leave home; daycare agencies create contracts & require families to abide by them or pay extra.
Full time Au Pairs work up to 45 hrs/wk (>10 hours/day) for under $8 per hour or part time up to 30 hrs/wk for less than $9.25 per hour, plus he or she can do tasks like kids’ laundry, tidying up kids’ play areas & bedrooms, light meal prep/clean up & even driving.
Infant-qualified Au Pairs from Go Au Pair receive specific training & when viewing potential candidates, you know exactly how many hours with each group under age two & what kind of childcare experience with older kids, which is verified as part of the extensive screening process successful Au Pairs complete, including a background investigation, psychometric testing, & a health exam. What training is provided at your current or local daycare?
Au Pairs are young people ages 18-26 who are at least high school graduates, speak English, and come to America to provide childcare, for cultural exchange & to take college courses. These are young people accountable to a Dept of State-overseen program. What do your daycare workers do after hours?
Hosting an Au Pair teaches children to accept & even befriend those with differences; how culturally diverse & accepting is your daycare? When Au Pairs provide cultural exchange activities for your children, what cultural activities is the daycare doing with the kids?
For more information comparing Au Pair childcare to other forms of childcare contact me, Joan Lowell, your Local Area Representative for Go Au Pair, with your questions, at 401.309.1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.