Hi Au Pairs - my name is Janine and I am your Au Pair Sis!
I'm here to be a helpful resource before, during and after your Au Pair experience and would LOVE to connect to talk more about your time here in the U.S. as an Au Pair.
Learn more about me on this page and how you can reach out to share your experiences with me and other Au Pairs across the country.
Hope to hear from you soon!
I live in Princeton, NJ with my husband, Jeff, 11 year old stepdaughter and my 1 year old son.
My Role at GAP:
In addition to being the Au Pair Sis, I am also a LAR in New Jersey.
How I Found Out About Au Pair Childcare, and How I Became a Team Member at GAP:
I have worked in the child care industry for as long as I can remember. For 12 years, I worked with multiple families as a nanny and I was fortunate enough to befriend many Au Pairs during that time.
When I learned about the opportunity to support Au Pairs as a LAR, I jumped at the chance and I am so excited to be able to support Au Pairs from all over, with my experience and the experience of other Au Pairs, as the Au Pair Sis!
What Do I Do at GAP:
As the Au Pair Sis, I have spent the last two and a half years connecting with Au Pairs from all over the country to get a better understanding of their experiences. I am constantly learning what works for them, what doesn’t, what is important to them and what they care about. All of our conversations happen via Skype and these recordings are available for viewing on our blog!
Special Current Project:
My primary focus for this year is to help share our Au Pairs’ experiences and get the word out about the Program to their local community! The way you can help is by sharing the fun and enjoyable things you are doing in America, whether it is at a cultural event, while you are out with friends / your Host Family or something you do on your own time – I’d love to chat with you on the phone to learn more about it! When you choose to share this experience with me, I am able to let local businesses know about you, the experiences you've had and the Au Pair program in general.
From my prior Au Pair interviews, I’ve learned that most Au Pairs are happy to share their experiences and give advice to other Au Pairs; however, they don’t realize they can, should or how to do so. I'm letting you know now, I want to share YOUR experiences and by connecting with me, I will help provide you with a channel to share your amazing stories in the U.S. and can introduce this unique cultural childcare option to families who may otherwise have never heard about it.
Again, I'm always looking to connect with our Au Pairs, so please don't be shy - reach out today and let's chat!
Our Au Pair specialists will get you started with one of our International partners.
Au Pairs currently in the U.S. can call 888.287.2471