Presidential Proclamation Suspends Au Pair Visas

By |2020-06-23T15:56:23+00:00June 23rd, 2020|News|

Impacts

On June 22, 2020 the White House issued a proclamation temporarily suspending NEW J nonimmigrant visas for Au Pairs until December 31, 2020.  This proclamation is a continuation of proclamation 10014, issued on April 22, 2020.

The temporary suspension means NEW J visas will not be issued to Au Pairs during the suspension

10 Reasons Families Love Their Male Au Pairs

By |2020-06-23T15:27:53+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Best Practices, Host Families|

I know, I know. You might be looking at this post title thinking, “Wait, can guys be Au Pairs?”

Why, yes, actually. Not only are there male nannies and Au Pairs, but male Au Pairs can be some of the sweetest childcare providers you’ve ever seen.

A male Au Pair, sometimes referred to as a “Bro

Memorable Gifts for Your Host Family

By |2020-05-13T15:27:21+00:00May 5th, 2020|Au Pairs, Host Families|

Thanking Your Host Family After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Au Pairs and Host Families have been coming together like never before due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have heard wonderful stories of Au Pairs going above and beyond for their Host Families, and Host Families being a

20 Ways to Thank Your Au Pair For Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2020-05-14T10:31:04+00:00May 5th, 2020|Best Practices, Host Families|

Now is the time for Host Families to show their gratitude for their Au Pairs who have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have heard a lot of stories about Au Pairs going above and beyond for their Host Family.  Au Pairs have been taking over teaching their host children, keeping their host

Child Discipline Techniques that Actually Teach Kids to Behave

By |2020-04-30T12:21:03+00:00April 17th, 2020|Best Practices, Childcare Advice, Host Families|

There are so many philosophies on child discipline these days, it’s enough to make any parent’s head spin. While most parents have an idea of what type of disciplinarian they want to be, it can sometimes be a struggle to stick to your ideal parenting style when your discipline doesn’t seem to be

Indoor Activities for Kids During Self-Isolation

By |2020-04-10T10:16:43+00:00April 10th, 2020|Childcare Advice|

If you’re self-isolating, working from home without childcare, and trying to stay on top of your kids’ schoolwork, you might be ready to pull out your hair.

Though it can be frustrating to keep kids occupied while you work, there are many ways to turn this time into a fun, rewarding experience

How to Teach Children (and Make Knowledge Stick)

By |2020-04-07T13:32:24+00:00April 7th, 2020|Childcare Advice, Host Families|

Do you feel like you constantly repeat yourself and your kids just don’t listen? Do you experience a daily struggle getting your children to remember what you told them five minutes ago? Well, you aren’t alone.

It’s even worse when you teach your kids something, and they can’t seem to remember it

10 Best Outdoor Games for Kids (Without Contact)

By |2020-04-06T14:26:44+00:00April 6th, 2020|Childcare Advice, Host Families|

Families all over the country are either working from home, homeschooling, trying to establish new routines, or all of the above. Now more than ever, it is important for kids to remain active and get outside to play.  I’m here to remind you about some of the best outdoor games for kids.

Au Pair and Family Successes During COVID-19

By |2020-05-01T11:18:39+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Success Stories|

With many parents working full time from home and their children home full time as well, parents are finding it difficult to work, provide child care, and home school their children all at the same time.  We all know that child care and teaching are also full-time jobs so how are parents getting this

Top 10 Reasons to Choose In Home Child Care

By |2020-03-27T11:01:05+00:00March 26th, 2020|Host Families|

Finding reliable child care can often be difficult, and with so many options out there, how do you find the right fit for your family? Here are the top 10 reasons why many of our Host Families choose in-home child care, not necessarily in this order.

1.  Personalized child care following your expectations

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