About au pair childcare

Au pair childcare is a unique alternative to daycare or nannies—one that is growing in popularity with American parents. Cultural Care Au Pair provides a flexible, affordable and quality-driven au pair program for thousands of families across the country.

Flexibility

Live-in coverage

A live-in provider gives you peace of mind as a busy parent. Having another adult in your home eliminates the stress of pick-up and drop-off at day care and the hassle of patching together coverage from babysitters or family members.

The ability to customize

With an au pair, your childcare works around your needs and schedule and not the other way around. By choosing how you want to schedule your 45 hours of childcare, you know you have childcare when you need it most — including sick days, snow days, even nights and weekends! You also decide how your children spend their time while you're outside the home. Working with your own live-in caregiver puts you in the driver's seat of your child's activities and environment.

Affordability

Fixed cost of $360 per week

Hosting a Cultural Care au pair costs just $360 per week ($8 per hour). This cost is per family, not per child, so you won't pay extra if you have more than one child. Compare au pair childcare to day care or a nanny, and you will find that au pair childcare offers a financially competitive solution.

Flexible payment plans

Whether you prefer to pay our program fee all at once or in installments using our flexible payment plan, you can decide what works best for your family's finances.

Quality program

Superior au pair screening

When you review au pair candidates through Cultural Care Au Pair, you can rest assured that each one has been recruited and screened by staff in an established Cultural Care office. (Other agencies outsource with independent agents to recruit their au pairs.) Cultural Care's screening process provides a higher level of recruitment standards and consistency in how candidates are interviewed.

Quality training program

When your au pair arrives to the U.S. she will spend the first four days at our training school in NY, reviewing child safety and development. The curriculum, developed in partnership with the Children’s Foundation in Washington, D.C., is designed to prepare your au pair for the year ahead. Cultural Care au pairs complete the American Red Cross Full Service Training in which American Red Cross instructors present the adult and pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid certification program at the Au Pair Training School. Coming soon, Cultural Care au pairs arriving from overseas will also attend a classroom course on driver’s safety, also delivered by the American Red Cross, designed to familiarize au pairs with American driving laws, signs and protocols. For many families, hosting an au pair provides the flexibility, affordability and quality they are looking for in a childcare solution. Register today to start searching for your family’s perfect match!