What is Light Housekeeping? Guidelines for Host Families and Au Pairs

Saturday, 15 February 2020

ACCEPTABLE HOUSEHOLD DUTIES RELATED TO THE CHILDREN: In addition to taking care of the children, au pairs may be responsible for light housekeeping related duties as it pertains to the children. If so, all childcare and light housekeeping must not exceed more than 10 hours per day/45 hours per week. […]

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AU PAIR EDUCATION

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

In order to complete the au pair program successfully, au pairs are required by the U.S. State Department to take 6 credits or the equivalent of 72 hours worth of classes at an accredited university. Your host family is responsible for up to $500 of your educational component and ensuring […]

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LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT FULFILL THE AU PAIR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

WEEKEND CLASSES FOR AU PAIRS: Au Pair Weekend Classroom Au Pair Cultural Highways Long Island Universit Silver Bay COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY Iona (au pair and ESL classes) Manhattanville* Mercy Pace University English Language Institute* Southern Westchester BOCES* SUNY Purchase* SUNY Westchester Community College (continuing education)* SUNY Westchester […]

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Au Pair Travel: Making Your Plans!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The places you will go and the people you will see! It’s one of the many wonderful perks of being an au pair! Per the U.S. State Department, au pairs are required to receive 2 weeks (14 days) of paid vacation time. The weeks can be broken up into two […]

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What To Do When You Are Having Second Thoughts About Your Au Pair

Monday, 4 December 2017

A question I often receive when families are considering the au pair option is, “What will we do if it doesn’t work out?” Believe it or not, I appreciate when potential host families are this direct. It means they are really thinking about their options and ensuring that au pair […]

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