Go Au Pair in Charlotte NC

/Go Au Pair in Charlotte NC
Go Au Pair in Charlotte NC2022-08-28T09:19:53+00:00

Go Au Pair in Charlotte offers a child care experience through cultural exchange

We are using an Au Pair through Go Au Pair and we’ve been very happy. The process to get the nanny here was smooth and so far we haven’t run into any issues. This is a great program and we have referred it to many of our friends with babies.
Radostin Kanev
Radostin Kanev
2023-07-17
We have had the pleasure of working with GoAuPair as our au pair agency, and we are satisfied with the placement and the services they have provided. Throughout the process, Gina has been incredibly supportive, taking the time to explain contracts and terms to us. Judith has also been wonderful in following up with us and has been friendly and helpful. We have been hosting au pairs since our twins were born, and we have had the opportunity to welcome four au pairs from Mexico and China, with another one soon to arrive from Peru. In our experience, the price we pay when working with an au pair through GoAuPair (including agency fees and au pair fees) is quite reasonable compared to the hourly rates of local nannies. It's important to note that with this cost-saving, there is a trade-off. We have dedicated time to train our au pairs, help them with driving and familiarize them with the area. In some cases, we have also supported them in improving their English language skills if needed. Additionally, we provide our au pairs with full access to a car and a membership to Lifetime Athletic, an excellent country club. We encourage them to explore the area and make friends. In return, our au pairs have been exceptional with our children and have taught them valuable second languages, such as Chinese and Spanish. Thanks to our au pairs, our kids are now trilingual and have become globally-oriented, embracing new cultures and languages. This experience has also instilled in them a broader understanding of the concept of a global economy and vision. Hosting au pairs has brought many positive aspects to our family life, and we have received excellent services from GoAuPair throughout the process. We highly recommend their services to anyone considering hosting an au pair.
Wenting Gao
Wenting Gao
2023-06-30
Great experience with Go Au Pair! Responsive and easy to work with. Helpful in answering questions. Found a great au pair to join our family and would highly recommend!
Kathryn Schaeffer
Kathryn Schaeffer
2023-05-26
We had a wonderful experience with this Au pair agency. We enjoyed being involved with the search and selection of the au pair (a unique feature that sets them apart). We are also impressed with the exceptional customer service. Our coordinator has been prompt in answering all of our questions and any concerns. We are grateful for this agency and all the staff working hard behind the scenes to make this program possible, thank you!
Aaron Thomas
Aaron Thomas
2023-05-24
We have had two au pairs placed by Go Au Pair. I would recommend them as they have an excellent variety of au pairs to connect with.
Zane Aukee
Zane Aukee
2023-05-02
I have worked with several folks at Go Au Pair during my search process. They have all been well informed, respectful, responsive and a pleasure to work with. I would gladly recommend this agency to anyone in search of an Au Pair
Tom Dudzic
Tom Dudzic
2023-04-19
I started this process about 2 weeks ago and was able to find a match, but not without endless amount of time invested. For the most part the pricing is stated upfront so you know what you're getting into, however, the fees for the flight/travel are unable to be determined until that is booked. PROS: - The representatives that you work with are very nice and helpful - They create the contract with the cost out after you've extended an offer to an AuPair pretty quickly - There are lots of AuPairs to choose from and a couple new ones might be added each week - There isn't a local representative in my area so my local rep was almost across the country from me so they assigned 2 people to help me out. Having the support was fine. Totally fine but I got confused on who I address for certain things in the beginning. - Final costs are about an extra $500-$1000 than whats stated upfront due to travel costs, etc. - Overall we are very happy so far with the process and the representatives we've been working with are super sweet and kind. They can really help you out and try to be super available for you. We were happy with our reps. CONS: - There are a lot of emails with bits and pieces of information, the next steps are not detailed in the beginning so there is a lot of things not exactly clear, mainly detailed info on the entire process. This was frustrating but if you talk to your rep to clear it up you should be fine - Payment plan details should be shown upfront because a family needs to see if it's realistically affordable or compare their local childcare pricing prior to starting the search and investing so much time into it. However, I guess a family going this route for childcare might not be stressing over little costs here and there? Not sure - Travel fees/cost need to be elaborated/clear a bit more in the beginning of the process
Krystal Ahmad
Krystal Ahmad
2023-03-28
There is a good selection of au pairs, and the search function makes it easy to find one that meets your needs. -Zane
JH DENALI
JH DENALI
2022-10-04
We HIGHLY recommend Go Au Pair (GAP). In the world of working parent guilt and a global pandemic, it really does take a village to raise children--but what does one do when one's village alternates quarantining and childcare is chaos. When we heard about the au pair program and began to research it, we knew it was our only hope, though we had many concerns. The first was what agency to choose--a huge agency? A small agency? We wondered what role our agency would play, and agonized over the choice. Ultimately, GAP provided terrific, high-quality, personalized service that clearly comes from their experience in the AP world and not being so enormous that they lose sight of their families and APs. We are a family, not just a number, to GAP. Our AP is such a very special young lady who is authentic, bright, and thoughtful. She is fantastic with children, and an extremely strong driver. With 3 very young boys, having a third adult is such an unbelievable help in our family. Our AP is leaving an unforgettable impression on our children and has made it so easy to be a working parent. We cannot thank GAP enough!
Jamie K
Jamie K
2022-07-07
We first found Go Au Pair in January 2022 when we were looking for a childcare provider for our toddler. Their website is setup well and searching for candidates is simple. While filling out the host profile takes a bit of time it's worth it as both you and the au pairs are able to share a lot of information. We found an Au Pair in rematch and our local coordinator in town and placement manager were supportive. They were easy to get a hold of and always got back to us in a timely manner. While our match with our Au Pair did not last the staff at Go Au Pair has made moving on painless and helped provide our Au Pair with a new opportunity in a different state. They were impartial and patient while addressing our concerns.
Kevin Dahm
Kevin Dahm
2022-05-09

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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte area choose an Au Pair that fits their specific family needs.

Local Area Representative in Charlotte

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

Daniella

“[Au Pair] is hands down one of the strongest au pairs I have had. She is always on time, she works very independently without needing much direction. She is extremely neat and organized.”

Faith - Host Mom, Fort Mill, SC

“I love my host family as my family back in Ukraine. They are wonderful people and I am so happy that I met them.”

Inna - Ukrainian Au Pair, Cornelius, NC

“Being able to share our cultures with each other makes child care more pleasant, in addition to being a more familiar relationship which makes it a pleasant environment”

Alex - Colombian Au Pair, Clover, SC

“Because an Aupair is more than just a nanny, it is a person that lives with the family and can become another member of the family because they live more experiences with children creating stronger bonds and the cultural differences makes that the families and AuPair can learn from each other and open their minds in many aspects”

Nico - Colombian Au Pair, Charlotte, NC

The areas I serve in North Carolina

I cover multiple counties surrounding and including Charlotte-Mecklenburg county, such as  Gaston County , Cabarrus County, Union County, and York County South Carolina. I also cover Mathews and Cornelius North Carolina.

My name is Daniella Greene. I hold an associates in Early Childhood Development and two certifications in infant care . I live in Bessemer City North Carolina with my two young children.

I love the program. It is extremely exciting for me as a LAR to be a part of the experiences and opportunities offered to the families and Au Pairs. The Go au Pair program fosters so much social experiences and opportunities for growth for everyone participating.

Our Charlotte Cluster is small but growing. We have a large area that we cover distance wise. We have a range of families as well with young children under age one to school age children. Our cluster also has both male and female Au Pairs.

Au Pair Cultural Activities

Au Pairs are required to attend a number of Cultural Activities with their Local Area Representative and nearby Au Pairs to make sure they experience the local community and culture during their stay. Below are some of the activities Daniella’s cluster has been up to recently!

This past July we went to Bullington Gardens. There was a fairy trail set up for us to walk through. There were also additional gardens for viewing.

Additional Resources for Families and Au Pairs in Charlotte, NC

driver's license info for au pairs

The International Driver’s License is NOT recognized in North Carolina and cannot be used as a driver’s license. To obtain a driver’s license in NC the following documents are needed: One document (with full name) proving identity and date of birth

A Social Security card or one document proving they have a Social Security number, one document verifying physical address in North Carolina (two are required if getting an NC REAL ID)

For individuals not born in the U.S., one document (with full name) proving legal presence/lawful status.

public transportation info for au pairsUber and Lyft are also an option. Drivers will be easier to find in high populated areas like the middle of the city versus somewhere more isolated in a country setting.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a great school. Established in 1946,It is located in Uptown Charlotte. I am an undergraduate at this school currently at their Cato College of Education. UNC Charlotte offers twenty-four doctoral, sixty-six master’s, and seventy-nine bachelor’s degree programs through nine colleges. UNC is an advocate for leadership and diversity. https://www.charlotte.edu/academics

Gaston College is a community college in Dallas, North Carolina. Serving Gaston County and Lincoln County, Gaston College enrolls over 5,000 students each term in curriculum programs and about 16,000 students in continuing education programs. https://www.gaston.edu/economic-workforce-development/#

Central Piedmont Community College (Central Piedmont) is a public community college in Charlotte, North Carolina. Central Piedmont Community college has  an enrollment of more than 40,000 students annually. https://www.cpcc.edu/admissions

IRS tax info for au pairsAu 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.

social security card info for au pairsAn Au Pair will need to get a Social Security # before getting a bank account and driver’s license. Go Au Pair will provide a welcome packet with social security information, on the Au Pairs arrival. We advise Au Pairs to wait 10 days after arrival to get their social security number. You can make an appointment at a social security office, closest to your home.

Child Friendly Activities for Au Pairs and Host Families

Au Pairs will find that Charlotte 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.

The Discovery Place is a  hands-on science Museum in Uptown Charlotte. It  features exciting interactive exhibitions, the Carolinas’ largest IMAX screen and one-of-a-kind Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre. This museum is one of my kid’s favorite places to go. https://visit.discoveryplace.org/unseen-oceans-ppc/?msclkid=9a253d603fde143a206c5f9fd3e86efd

Freedom Park is a park located in Uptown Charlotte, not far from The Discovery Place. This park has multiple playgrounds, walking trails, basketball courts and much more. There are multiple parking lots as well, some closer to the play structures for convenience.

https://www.charlottesgotalot.com/things-to-do/outdoors-adventure/freedom-park

Lazy 5 Ranch, located in Mooresville NC, is a unique educational experience for people of all ages. Many animals both  domestic and exotic from six continents including giraffe, zebra, buffalo, cattle, sheep and many more live and can be visited at Lazy 5 Ranch.

https://thelazy5ranch.com/

The Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium located in Gastonia NC is a wonderful place for a family outing. In addition to the planetarium and multiple exhibits inside, there is an outdoor area with walking trails, picnic tables and a barnyard area featuring many farm animals. https://www.schielemuseum.org/

Carowinds is a 407-acre amusement park located adjacent to Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina. https://www.carowinds.com/