WHY HOST AN AU PAIR? Benefits for Host Families
'Au Pair' is a French phrase that translates, loosely, as "an equal" or "on par". An au pair is a young foreign adult who is willing to explore American life and culture, make new friends, travel in the U.S. as well as improve their English skills and attend U.S. post-secondary educational institution. Au Pairs live with host families and provide reliable and responsible child care up to 45 hours a week. They stay in the U.S. legally on J-1 visa and make a commitment to participate in the program for 12 months with the possibility to extend their stay for 6, 9 or 12 months.
Au Pair 4 Me prepares all au pairs for their upcoming year and makes sure they have knowledge, and skills needed to provide the best care to host family's children. They complete their pre-departure project, online training as well as in-person skill sessions that include two American Red Cross Courses. This program increases confidence, thoughtful decision-making, and prepares the au pair for a successful experience caring for children.
Our agency provides an excellent accident and sickness insurance for our au pairs that not only meets but also exceeds the requirements from the Department of State.
Our team of talented and well-trained people is dedicated to providing only the best services to our host families and au pairs. You can count on us any time you need help and we will always be there to support you with finding the best solutions for you.
Working with Au Pair 4 Me has been great! They really care about people and offer the best services. Our application process was very easy and after reviewing available au pairs presented by the agency, we found our perfect match, and she will be joining our family very soon. We are very excited to begin this new adventure.
Au Pair 4 Me was a true pleasure to work with. Their staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and did a great job addressing my concerns. When I dealt with other companies, I always felt as I was a burden to them. Au Pair 4 Me took a genuine interest in my situation, and helping me find the best fit to suit my needs. They always responded in a timely, courteous manner. I would highly recommend Au Pair 4 Me.
We cannot wait for our au pair to arrive! Au Pair 4 Me has been there for us through every step of the process. We were unfamiliar with Au Pairs, and they were able to introduce us to the program. They provided all the background we needed to realize that an au pair would be a great fit for our family. We are so excited to welcome a new member to our family!