Not only is Au Pair in America the nation’s first au pair program, we also pioneered the different au pair program options you find today. To that end, we offer three programs to fit every family’s unique child care needs. Whether you have a newborn, a toddler, school-age children or all three, we have an au pair program for you to consider.
What are the different program options and how can they help your family?
Au Pair in America
The “standard” program chosen by most host families provides 45 hours per week of flexible, intercultural live-in care for infants, toddlers and school-aged children. Au pairs can provide care during the day for younger children, before and after school care for school-age children, and evening, weekend and miscellaneous (snow days, sick days, staff development days– you name it!) care for kids of all ages. Au pairs take two college classes when not working, and with daytime, evening or weekend classes they can easily fit into your childcare schedule. You can view profiles of available au pairs here on our website.
EduCare in America
Unique to Au Pair in America, EduCare au pairs provide 30 hours per week of child care for families with children in school full time. The au pairs provide care before and after school, with some weekend and evening hours. EduCare au pairs take four college classes (as opposed to two classes for the standard program) so they are in school when the kids are. Because of the additional educational component, EduCare is available in select communities only. See the list of where the EduCare program is offered here or view available EduCare au pairs on our website.
Au Pair Extraordinaire
And for families with more specialized needs, we offer the Au Pair Extraordinaire program. These au pairs have a formal child care degree or two years full-time experience providing child care. They provide 45 hours per week of flexible care and take two college classes, the same as the standard program. Families who use Au Pair Extraordinaire often have a newborn, twins or multiples, or several young children.
Details of the degree or formal experience are provided to host families during the placement process, but you can view some of the different qualifications by country here. For example, some Extraordinaire au pairs have a nursing degree or training in caring for newborns. The supply of these special au pairs is extremely limited, so apply early! See profiles of available Extraordinaire au pairs on our website.
We offer these different levels of care because each family has unique child care needs, and Au Pair in America is committed to providing trusted, live-in care for every family.
To ask questions and find out which Au Pair in America program is right for your family, contact one of our program experts today! Call (800) 928-7247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.