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 Dallas 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 Dallas / Fort Worth area choose an Au Pair that fits their specific family needs.
Local Area Representative in Dallas
Go Au Pair has a Local Area Representative in Dallas 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.
“Erin provide really good service to us. She is always in touch. She helps with questions immediately. She always asks our opinion before she plans another activity, sends information about new au pairs. She is wonderful!”
“Everything about our au pair has exceeded expectations. She is wonderful!”
“I really love to live in Utah. [It] is one of the most beautiful places in the world. You can do a lot of things, hiking, snowboarding, you can watch amazing landscapes. My family is really special, they are very independent, but they also love to have family time.”
“We have been thrilled with our au pair and having her in our home has been a pure delight. We adore her and consider her a part of our family.”
“Erin has been great at letting us know when there are activities and encourages the Au pairs to go. Erin has always been available to answer questions and is super easy to get along with. We feel very comfortable talking with her.”
The areas I serve in Texas
The DFW area covers Fort Worth, the Mid-cities area and suburbs of east Tarrant County. I also cover Dallas County, about 45 minutes east of DFW airport. My area includes McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Grand Prairie area, and everywhere in between.
I love the Au Pair program for many reasons. As a busy mom of three, I understand the need for flexible childcare and the Au Pair program provides just that! Host families gain a new family member while receiving amazing childcare. The bonds that Host Families and their Au Pairs create is unmatched.
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 Rebecca’s cluster has been up to recently!
Dallas Museum of Art: This is an Au Pair favorite! Located in Downtown Dallas, this museum holds amazing fine art from all over the world. We often eat at the local park nearby where we will enjoy refreshments from local food trucks.
The Christmas Capital of Texas in Grapevine, Texas: Also an Au Pair favorite! Main Street is decorated to the brim with all things Christmas. It provides for beautiful photo opportunities while Au Pairs experience all the sights of a historic Main Street. They enjoy sipping hot chocolate while seeing Christmas decorations with a local twist.
Bowling with Au Pairs: Au Pairs love to test out their bowling skills at a local bowling alley. We also have an enjoyable time playing the game, eating, and getting to know each other better.
Additional Resources for Families and Au Pairs in Dallas, TX
Au Pairs can get a driver’s license in Texas. Some Au Pairs can use their international license for up to 90 days after their arrival. Host Families will need to check with their insurance agency for the guidelines to add an Au Pair to the insurance.
Most Host Families provide car access for their Au Pairs. Public transportation is available in some areas of DFW, but most Au Pairs will need car access. Uber and Lyft is always an option, as well as carpooling with each other.
Fort Worth: https://ridetrinitymetro.org/
- Au Pairs need to complete 6 credits/72 classroom hours while they are an Au Pair in Texas. Most of our Au Pairs take continuing education courses from Dallas College campus which includes Brookhaven, El Centro, and Richland. Au Pairs in the areas near Plano and Frisco will take courses from Collin College. Au Pairs living in Tarrant County typically take courses from Tarrant Community College.
Child Friendly Activities for Au Pairs and Host Families
Au Pairs will find that Salt Lake City 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.
Fort Worth Zoo: The Fort Worth Zoo has been named as being “one of the world’s greatest!” The zoo has recently completed some major renovations and is a special treat to visit.
Dallas Zoo: The Dallas Zoo is the largest and most historic zoo in Texas.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science: Explore 11 exhibit halls filled with pre-historic creatures, experience space, and more!
Six Flags Over Texas: Roller coasters big and small for all ages and thrill seekers!
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary: Guests can connect with nature at this natural science education center. There are miles of hiking trails and wildlife exhibits.