In honor of Military Appreciation Month, our military host families and the au pairs who provide childcare to families in the military, here are not 5 but 10 ways an au pair can help a military family.
All au pairs are carefully screened and trained and families receive attentive year-round support from local childcare coordinators. Cultural Care Au Pair goes above and beyond the strict guidelines that regulate the au pair program set by the U.S. Department of State.
Extra pair of hands
An au pair can provide extra help in the home in addition to childcare. Assistance with light household duties, homework help, and driving to children’s activities is particularly helpful following a spouse’s deployment.
The flexibility of the au pair program allows families with unpredictable work schedules and non-traditional hours to set a schedule that works for them.
Assistance with moving
Having an extra set of hands gives parents additional time, energy and freedom for packing, organizing and all the logistics involved in getting ready for a move.
Help settling in
When everything else is changing – home, school, friends, job – having consistent childcare can make the transition to a new place smoother for everyone.
An au pair can help children stay connected with deployed parents through daily activities such as letter or email writing, craft projects, and video conferencing.
Peace of mind
Knowing that their children are being cared for at home by a trained, experienced au pair allows military personnel to concentrate at work and focus on the job at hand.
No waiting list
Like many day care centers, military Child Development Centers (CDCs) often have long waiting lists. Families can apply for an au pair and welcome a child care provider into their home in eight weeks and sometimes even sooner.
Network with other military families
Cultural Care Au Pair is proud to serve more military families than any other au pair program. Interested parents can be connected with other military families who have welcomed an au pair into their home.
Cultural Care Au Pair is proud to support our military and honor their commitment by offering military families military discount which includes a $75 application fee waiver and a $500 program fee discount.