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 Fresno 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 Fresno area choose an Au Pair that fits their specific family needs.
Local Area Representative in Fresno
Go Au Pair has a Local Area Representative in Fresno 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.
“Our local area representative Sandra Cooper is great and communicative.”
“Sandra Cooper is a really good LAR, she’s pretty nice and maybe because she was Au Pair and is Latin, it is even better and makes me feel secure.”
“My LAR is an amazing person, she calls me asking about how I am doing with my family and with me, she is so Responsible and always is there for me”
The areas I serve in California
I cover the area of Fresno city, Clovis city, and up to Oakhurst in the North, South up to Stratford, southwest Tulare and East Firebaugh.
My name is Sandra Cuellar–Cooper. I have been a Local Area Representative (LAR) with Go Au Pair since 2018. I’m from Colombia, where I obtained my degree as a Lawyer. I have been living here for nine years and decided to take a different path in my career. I received two certificates from Fresno City College, one in pre-social work and another in child development, and currently, I’m in the process of obtaining another in Early Intervention. I dedicate most of my time to working as a Family Advocate for a nonprofit organization.
I live in Clovis with my husband and our son. I love outdoor activities, exercise, activities with my husband and son, and visiting my husband’s family.
I enjoy this position because I came here as an Au Pair and had a great experience with my Host Family, whom I consider my family; we get together on important dates and holidays. I visit them often and enjoy watching grow the three girls I used to take care. I love to help Au Pairs and families through this process since I know how it feels and can help families walk through the placement, helping them have the best experience for Au Pairs and Host Families.
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 Sandra’s cluster has been up to recently!
Additional Resources for Families and Au Pairs in Fresno, CA
Most families require Au Pairs to drive their children around, so Au Pairs must obtain their driver’s licenses. They need:
- Fill out the application online,
- Schedule an office appointment,
- Bring the required documentation.
- Pass the written and driving test.
For more information, visit: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/field-office/fresno/
All Au Pairs in the Fresno area obtain driver’s licenses to transport the kids. Most of the families let them use their vehicles when available. Au Pairs also uses Uber, Lyft, and carpooling.
Au Pairs need to complete six credits/72 classroom hours while they are here in Fresno. Most of our Fresno Au Pairs take Continuing Education Courses from Fresno City College, Clovis Adult School, Fresno Adult School, or California State University. They have a wide range of classes and different days and times. Au Pairs need to do the enrollment process and, in some places, present a test to be placed in a specific course if taking English classes.
- California State University. https://www.fresnostate.edu/index.html
Two community colleges:
- Fresno City College, https://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/
- Clovis Community College, https://www.cloviscollege.edu/
- Fresno Adul School,
- Clovis Adult School,
Child Friendly Activities for Au Pairs and Host Families
Au Pairs will find that Fresno 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.
Exhibits & Attractions – Fresno Chaffee Zoo: The Zoo is open daily it has around 190 species, and some of its attractions include African Adventure, Ross Laird’s Winged Wonder Bird Show, Stingray.
https://www.shinzenjapanesegarden.org/; it is a peaceful garden located in Woodward Park built by the local Japanese–American community; some of the attractions are the teahouse, Bonsai collection, and a koi pond.
https://undergroundgardens.com/ It is a subterranean house with tunnels built from 1906 to 1946 by Baldassare Forestiere, an immigrant from Sicily.
https://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm Two hours from Fresno, is one of the most popular national parks. It has some of the best views, and it is famous for its giant sequoia trees, tunnel view, and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.
https://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm. One hour and a half from Fresno, it is famous for its huge sequoia trees, it most of the General Sherman Tree; another famous sight is the Moro Rock, which offers an amazing view of the park. Nearby is the Tunnel Tree, a toppled tree cut to accommodate the road.