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3 10, 2019

Hiring an au pair is easier than it sounds!

By |2019-10-24T11:45:14+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Host Families|

American families are excited to learn that hiring an Au Pair is easier than it sounds! Au Pairs can help with all things childcare-related. Hosting an Au Pair provides so many more benefits than just childcare for kids. Hiring an Au Pair is more convenient and flexible than most other childcare arrangements. Most families’ budgets

20 09, 2019

Infant Daycare That Doesn’t Cost a Fortune

By |2019-08-30T15:33:41+00:00September 20th, 2019|Host Families|

Infant daycare is notoriously expensive and often comes with a long waiting list. Many daycare centers charge extra fees for babies, and parents often worry their baby won't receive the same one-on-one attention that they get at home. Parents' Worst Struggles with Infant Daycare- From Expenses to Anxiety In addition to the expense of infant

19 09, 2019

Why Volunteering is Important to Americans (and Au Pairs!)

By |2019-08-29T13:25:24+00:00September 19th, 2019|Au Pairs, Best Practices|

Many people wonder why volunteering is important- to Americans, or just in general. Your Local Area Representative (LAR) might even schedule volunteering as a cultural event. In fact, volunteering is such an integrated part of American culture, many Au Pairs name volunteer work as an important aspect of their year, because it offers insight into

6 09, 2019

Conflict Resolution Techniques for Host Families and Au Pairs

By |2019-08-20T12:58:19+00:00September 6th, 2019|Best Practices|

Conflict resolution techniques are vital in a placement. Even if your placement is going well, conflict is a natural part of life and human relationships. When viewed this way, conflict in any living arrangement seems inevitable. That can sound scary and is often the reason many families choose not to host an Au Pair. Living

5 09, 2019

Child Safety at Home: What Parents & Au Pairs Need to Know

By |2019-08-20T12:26:06+00:00September 5th, 2019|Best Practices|

When people think of child safety at home, they often think of baby-proofing their home. But I'm here to tell you there's no such thing as kid-proof, or even toddler-proof. So how can parents keep their home safe for kids? Well, you could always just buy an inflatable human hamster ball and keep your kids

2 09, 2019

4-Year Old Thanks Mom for Getting an Au Pair

By |2019-07-02T16:34:29+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Best Practices|

Emily, the mother of two little girls, had been struggling to find decent childcare. She was wary about hosting an Au Pair but knew their family needed more consistency. From Host Mom Emily: Our Au Pair, Theresa, has made a major impact on our family. My ‘ah-ha’ moment came during a quiet car ride after

30 08, 2019

Keep Kids Safe in Public: Guidelines for Parents & Caregivers

By |2019-08-20T11:30:31+00:00August 30th, 2019|Host Families|

Parents are always conscious about keeping kids safe (sometimes to the point of paranoia). Many, especially those with more than one child, would welcome an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands. Let Go Au Pair be your solution! Hosting an Au Pair brings peace of mind to parents who need to pay a caregiver.

4 08, 2019

Childcare for Single Moms Just Got More Affordable

By |2019-08-08T21:45:04+00:00August 4th, 2019|Host Families|

It can be hard to find affordable childcare for single moms. Single parents want what’s best for their kids, but it has to be in the budget. The good news is, childcare for single moms can be affordable and very high quality. Single moms love the Au Pair program because it gives their kids a

26 07, 2019

New Dad Terrified of Leaving Baby at Daycare… Until THIS Happened

By |2019-07-02T16:33:23+00:00July 26th, 2019|Best Practices|

Mike is a new dad who was terrified of leaving his baby at daycare for the first time. Regardless, he needed reliable childcare so he could support his adorable baby girl, Ruby, without worrying about her. Mike and his wife, Susie, agreed that the Au Pair program seemed like the best solution. But he

25 07, 2019

Fears About Hosting a Rematch Au Pair

By |2019-07-26T11:59:54+00:00July 25th, 2019|Host Families|

Many Host Parents have fears about hosting a Rematch Au Pair. They worry that the Au Pair was let go from their previous placement because they weren't a good childcare provider. In this interview, Host Dad Tom shares his experience interviewing & hosting a Rematch Au Pair. He had many of the same fears as

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