Go Au Pair in Detroit

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Go Au Pair in Detroit2023-07-24T12:56:36+00:00

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

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There is a good selection of au pairs, and the search function makes it easy to find one that meets your needs. -Zane
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
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

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

Local Area Representative in Detroit

Go Au Pair has a Local Area Representative in Detroit 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.

Eric & Teresa Naylor

“Eric is always presente in our lives (Au Pairs). Even now during quarantine he planned a game online on Facebook so we could have some fun and be in touch with the group.”
Alessandra, Brazilian Au Pair, Detroit, MI
“I had an easy time navigating through the website to browse the available au pairs and I have enjoyed speaking with the local rep. I feel confident in choosing GoAupair because I know the local rep is a close distance to my home.”
Leonard, Host Dad, Detroit, MI
“We really like the local support we get from Eric, our LAR. Also, we had a credit this year to use from 2 family referrals, so we didn’t even look at other agencies this time.”
Clarkston Family, Detroit, MI

“Eric is the best!”

Kaiqi, Chinese Au Pair, Detroit, MI
“I ask my LAR Eric questions all the time and he’s very quike to respond and he’s ALWAYS will to help. I really and lucky to have him and Teresa as my LARs”
Jomari, South African Au Pair, Detroit, MI

The areas I serve in Michigan

We cover all of Metro Detroit and most of Southeast Michigan.

Married for over 30 years, we were high school sweethearts and have three beautiful daughters and an Australian Shepherd dog. We have been Lake Orion residents for over 20 years.

Eric attended Central Michigan University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  In his day job he is a Quality Manager at a plastics company. Teresa attended Wayne State University, earning her Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She is a 2nd Grade Teacher with Lake Orion schools.

Our current Metro Detroit Au Pairs are from China Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and South Africa – covering 4 different continents!. Our Michigan Host Families have infants all the way up to teenagers and work in a number professions – healthcare, sales, legal, automotive, government.

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 the Naylors’ cluster has been up to recently!

Discover Michigan 1st time Skiers Program, which includes equipment rental, an hour lesson and all-day beginners lift ticket.

The “Rollercoast” of America on the shores of Lake Erie has more thrill rides (71) than any other park in the world.

One of the best kayak trips in the Mid-west on Lake Huron, the world’s 3rd largest fresh water lake!. The trip consists of a 7 mile out-and-back trip via shallow coastal waters which allow you to get out and enjoy the area as well as snap a few photos.

Additional Resources for Families and Au Pairs in Detroit, MI

driver's license info for au pairsAu Pairs will need to have their International Driver’s License in order to take a written test. If they pass that then they need to schedule a Road Test with a 3rd party company, which they will have to pull into a parking spot, back into a spot and also parallel park. If they pass the parking then they take a road test on surface streets first and then on the expressway.

public transportation info for au pairsThere really are no reputable public transportation services in our city. Most Au Pairs drive or take Ubers.
Oakland Community College https://www.oaklandcc.edu/zs/search.aspx… Schoolcraft College https://www.schoolcraft.edu/ppl/how-to-register/#online Washtenaw Community College https://www.wccnet.edu/search/?q=registration Macomb Community College https://www.macomb.edu/…/admi…/student-registration.html Owens Community College https://www.owens.edu/search.html?q=registration Monroe County Community College https://www.monroeccc.edu/registration Lansing Community College https://www.lcc.edu/search/?q=registration Troy Schools ESL https://www.troyceonline.com/programs/esl
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 Detroit 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.

Tucked into opposite sides of Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, both destinations are jam-packed with interactive play zones and sites for kids, from sea animals to a 4-D cinema.

Spread over 125 acres, the zoo is where young eyes will see everything from black bears to polar bears. The newest exhibit, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, features 80 penguins that swim all around you, including above you as you walk through a clear tunnel.

Greenfield Village is the 90-acre outdoor living history museum at the Henry Ford complex.There are over 80 preserved historical buildings from the 17th century to the present that you can visit.

The largest splash pad in Michigan features 5,500 square feet of water play including 50-plus play features, including a 2,400-square-foot climbable structure, splash bucket that dumps 55 gallons of water and four waterslides.

This children’s education concept center features sustainable S.T.E.A.M.-focused toys and rotates stations so there are new activities for your kids to enjoy all the time, ensuring they never get bored! Recommended for ages 10 and under.

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