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Chicago’s Premier Provider of Au Pair Child Care

Save Up to 15%25North Shore and Southwest Chicago Residents Save $1,000 Today!

Go Au Pair is offering an exclusive discount for Host Families living in North Shore Chicago suburbs north of Willow Road and parts of Southwest Chicago. Please call for details. Standard Au Pair child care fees on full year placements will be discounted $1,000 for all our first time Host Families in North Shore and Southwest Chicago. With this discount, the average cost of an Au Pair is only $339 a week or only $7.53 an hour!

What is an Au Pair?

Au Pairs are pre-screened international young adults with child care experience who provide full time, live-in child care and introduces a memorable cultural experience at an affordable cost.  With Au Pair child care, families in Chicago can enjoy all the benefits of in home child care. Au Pairs can be responsible for general supervision of the children, driving, laundry, homework help, preparing meals, and providing morning and bedtime help. As an Au Pair agency, Go Au Pair is dedicated to helping families in the Chicago area choose an Au Pair that fits their specific family needs.

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Local Area Representative in Chicago

Go Au Pair has a Local Area Representative in Chicago and surrounding areas to help our families during their experience. Our agency local representative will assist your family and Au Pair with any questions related to your live in child care needs.

North Shore: Debbie Applebaum
I cover the northshore suburbs of the Chicagoland area in the state of Illinois. This area spans two counties including Cook and Lake.



Chicago Resources for Au Pairs & Host Families

Drivers License

Social Security Number

Public Transportation

IRS Guidelines

Drivers License for Au Pairs in Chicago Au Pairs in Chicago, IL Chicago Public Transportation Tax Information for Au Pairs in Chicago
Cyber Drive Illinois Office Locations Chicago Transit Authority IRS Resources
Driving can be part of your Au Pair’s responsibilities. If this is the case, the Au Pair will need to get a driver's license from the nearest Illinois DMV office. Obtaining a social security number is important to both the Au Pair and the Host Family for tax payments, tax credits, and opening bank accounts.

Au Pairs can learn about inexpensive solutions to travel around town. Taxis and shuttles are also available.

Au Pairs and Host Families can learn about tax withholdings and filing specific for the Au Pair program. Always consult a tax advisor to learn how taxes apply to you.

Child Friendly Activities for Au Pairs and Host Families in Chicago

Au Pairs will find that Chicago offers a wide variety of exciting things to do and places to visit. There are many historical museums, art displays, scenic touring, and physical activities. Families can help Au Pairs find activities they are most interested in.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center    

Au Pair Education in Chicago

During program participation, Au Pairs are required to complete academic credits equivalent to 12 semester hours for EduCare participants and 6 semester hours for all other participants. Here is a list of some of the accredited U.S. post secondary institutions in the Chicago area.

Wright College Solex College Triton College
Harper College Moraine Valley Community College Prairie State College
Westwood College BIR Training Center Taylor Business Institute
Spertus College Spanish Coalition for Jobs, Inc St. Augustine College
Shimer College St. Xavier University Rush University
Roosevelt Univeristy Robery Morris College The Illinois Institute of Art
Northeastern Illinois University North Park University National-Louis University
MacCormac College Loyola University - Chicago Kendall College
International Academy of Design & Technology Illinois Institute of Technology University of Illinois at Chicago
East-West University DePaul University Cooking & Hospitality Institute
Columbia College Chicago Harry S. Truman College Olive-Harvey College
Malcolm X College Kennedy-King College University of Chicago
Chicago State University School of the Art Institute Chicago American Academy of Art
Oakton Community College Kishwaukee College National Louis University
Monroe County Community College Moraine Valley Community College