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Au Pairs vs Other Forms of Child Care

As a live-in childcare provider, an Au Pair provides a unique cultural exchange experience and offers unmatched convenience for a family seeking childcare. Don’t be limited by your daycare center or nannies anymore; from budget, skills to schedule and more – with Go Au Pair, you choose what is most important to your family.

Choose Skills:

All our Au Pairs must complete a 32-hour training course. Many are CPR and first aid certified and most are infant qualified with more than 200 hours of infant care experience. Take comfort knowing that your Au Pair is properly trained and prepared for unexpected situations.

Choose Schedule:

Create the schedule that best fits your needs and have the flexibility to change it as needed. Flexible scheduling, up to 45 hours a week, 10 hours a day, and live-in care means no more rushed mornings and frantic after-work evenings.

Choose Budget:

Starting at about $7.55 an hour, the cost of child care doesn’t change even if you have more than one child. Add in our personalized payment plans and protection program and you have a truly flexible and affordable childcare solution.

Choose Lifestyle:

Go beyond basic childcare: your Au Pair provides homework help, helps with meals and participates in the lives and activities of your children. Your Au Pair is more than a babysitter; they are an extended member of your family.

Choose Culture:

Whether it is learning a new language, experiencing native cuisines or introducing your family to different traditions and customs, your Au Pair will immerse your family in a new and exciting foreign culture. 

How Au Pair Child Care compare against other forms of Child Care:

 
Go Au Pair
 
Nanny  Daycare

  Choose Skills
 
Skills and Training
32 hours of training DVD series

NY Workshop (optional)
 
Varies Varies

  Choose Schedule
 
Schedule
Up to 45 hrs per week

Up to 10 hrs a day
 
At discretion of the nanny/commitments Limited to operating hours and late fees

Unexpected Childcare Needs
 
Live-in convenience Subject to schedule Subject to operating hrs

  Choose Budget  
 

Cost
 

Starting at $7.63/hr (regardless of # of kids)
 
Typically $10-$15/hr (extra charges for more children) Approximately $8.00/ hr (per child)

  Choose Lifestyle
 

Choice of Personality
 
Can choose Au Pairs with similar hobbies and interests.  Most nannies will need to live within a certain distance from your home Staff personality will be luck of the draw

  Choose Culture
   
Culture and Languages
Handpick an Au Pair's nationality and languages spoken
 
Varies No
    
  Peace of Mind
 
Careful Screening
Screened, interviewed and background checked
 
Your responsibility Varies
Live Support
Local Area Representatives and Placement Coordinators
 
Often no professional support Limited to operating hours