Philadelphia’s Premier Provider of Au Pair Child Care
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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia area choose an Au Pair that fits their specific family needs.
Au Pair child care offers a valuable cultural exchange experience, while providing reliable, live-in child care which meets the specific needs of your family. Get More Details
Local Area Representative in Philadelphia
Go Au Pair has a Local Area Representative in Philadelphia and surrounding areas to help our families during their experience. Our agency local representative will assist your family and Au Pair with any questions related to your live in child care needs.
My name is Polina, and I am a Local Area Representative (LAR) for Go Au Pair in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks County & parts of NJ. I live in Newtown, Bucks County, the suburbs of Philadelphia and I have been working as a LAR for the past 7 years. I have formal education, in economics, business and counseling, I graduated from LaSalle University with my MBA and I love to learn new things. I have two grown children and two grandsons.
I am originally from Ukraine, which was the one of the fifteen former Soviet Union republics. I have a diverse cultural background because of the close proximities of many different cultures. I am also a Counselor and I have experience in working with people of different backgrounds, ages and cultures.
My favorite thing about being a LAR
I have a passion for adoption, and I love to help others. I get great satisfaction in being in a role where I can make a small difference in someone’s life. I like volunteering and spending time together with Au Pairs from my cluster. I enjoy traveling, cooking, gardening, going to Zumba and blogging.
I am thankful for great relationships and friendships with many Au Pairs and host families. I am thankful for the host families who open their home and hearts to an unforgettable cultural experience and for Au Pairs who share their journeys with me. Simply, I enjoy my work as a LAR.
Why I love my job
As a LAR, I love to be in contact with my families and Au Pairs as much as possible, I like to organize unique events, volunteer with Au Pairs and keep my Au Pairs happy. We have valuable cluster traditions- welcoming new Au Pairs, introducing to the cluster, and interviewing new Au Pairs – which helps new Au Pairs to adjust quickly. We have a cluster support group and an individual buddy support where the veteran cluster Au Pairs help newcomers. Many Au Pairs love blogging and sharing their experience which is very helpful and inspiring.
I feel that working with the Go Au Pair agency’s team, my host families and Au Pairs is very rewarding experience. I think that it has been a great experience for the host families from my area as well. During my 6 years of being a LAP, 28 host families from my cluster nominated their Au Pairs for IAPA’s Au Pair of the Year Award for their excellent work as Au Pairs!
New Jersey (NJ); Pennsylvania (PA)
Territory Geo Description
I cover most of Bucks County and Philadelphia County, Southern Montgomery County, Eastern Delaware County and a small part of NJ that is boardering Bucks County.
Territory Major Towns
Philadelphia, Media, Lansdale, Willow Grove, Ambler, Merion Station, Jenkintown, Bensalem, Horsham, Morrisville, New Hope, Doylestown, Washington Crossing, Yardley, Newtown, Langhorne, Warrington, Warminster, Richboro, Southampton, Feasterville, Holland, Bristol, Trenton, Florence, Burlington.
PA – Bucks County, Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia county
NJ – Mercer County
Philadelphia Resources for Au Pairs & Host Families
Driving can be part of your Au Pair’s responsibilities. If this is the case, the Au Pair will need to get a driver’s license from the nearest New Jersey (NJ); Pennsylvania (PA) DMV office.
Obtaining a social security number is important to both the Au Pair and the Host Family for tax payments, tax credits, and opening bank accounts.
Au Pairs can learn about inexpensive solutions to travel around town. Taxis and shuttles are also available.
Au 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.
Child Friendly Activities for Au Pairs and Host Families in Philadelphia
Au Pairs will find that Philadelphia 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.
Colleges and Universities for Au Pairs to Attend in Philadelphia
Au Pairs need to complete their education requirement as part of their exchange program in the United States. Here are some places in Philadelphia they may be able to enroll.