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 […]


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 […]


Household Handbook

Saturday, 23 September 2017

The Household Handbook is the Bible for au pairs and their host families. This will take some time to create, but once it is complete, you will be so happy that you have it. Aside from some changes you may need to make to it as your kids get older, […]


Creating Health and Safety Guidelines

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Having a Safety section in your Family Manual will be key in case of an emergency.I urge you to go over safety precautions and an evacuation plan with your au pair. FIRE: Detail how many Fire Extinguishers are in your home and where they are located. In your Family Manual, […]


Setting Expectations

Monday, 24 July 2017

Setting clear expectations for your au pair and your family is the key to success! While you should outline all of these details in your family profile and discuss with au pair candidates prior to their arrival to your home, here are some strategies to boost your chances of having […]