Washington DC’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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC
Go Au Pair has a Local Area Representative in Washington DC 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 favorite thing about being a LAR
My favorite thing about the job is seeing the happiness that comes from host families and au pairs having a positive, fulfilling experience.
I often have host parents tell me how much happiness and peace of mind they and their children feel with their au pair in their family, and have au pairs tell me that this experience is better than they imagined it could be. That is one of many highlights of my job.
Why I love my job
I have served as an LAR since March 215 and I love working with my host families and au pairs. I have over a decade of experience working with famlies and children both as a kindergarten teacher, as well as a childcare provider before that. I was a Peace Corps volunteer and working with people from all unique cultures has always been a joy of mine.
As an LAR I stay in close contact with families and au pairs to support you and help make the program a wonderful experience for you. I also plan exctiing cultural activities many times per year.
In my cluster we have 1-15 au pairs at a time from all over the world.
My name is Caroline. I was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria for two years and studied abroad in Italy. I taught kindergarten for six years. I have two young sons, a dog, and cat.
I now serve as the LAR (Local Area Representative) for Go Au Pair and absolutely love working with my host families and au pairs. It’s a wonderful program and I’m proud to be a part of it
Territory Geo Description
I cover the section of Northern Virginia that includes Arlington County, Alexandria City, Eastern Fairfax County, as well as Southern Prince George’s County in Maryland.
Territory Major Towns
Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Lorton
Fairfax, Arlington, Southern Prince George’s
Washington DC 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 Virginia (VA) 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 Washington DC
Au Pairs will find that Washington DC 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 Washington DC
Au Pairs need to complete their education requirement as part of their exchange program in the United States. Here are some places in Washington DC they may be able to enroll.