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.
“[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.”
“I love my host family as my family back in Ukraine. They are wonderful people and I am so happy that I met them.”
“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”
“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”
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!
Additional Resources for Families and Au Pairs in Charlotte, NC
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.
Uber 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
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.
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.
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/