It’s no surprise that many of our staff members have a personal connection to the au pair program. Some of us are host parents. (Or former host parents). Some of us were once au pairs. Some of us have been au pairs and host parents. And some of us grew up with au pairs as children. When you see the program work in your own home, it’s only natural to want to share it with the world. Here are just a few of our staff members who are passionate about au pair childcare and our company.
Senior Extensions Specialist and former Cultural Care au pair
Anny works on the extensions team and helps au pairs apply to extend their time here in the USA. She is originally from Colombia and she was an au pair with Cultural Care Au Pair. Anny chose to extend with her family in Ohio- taking care of 1 year old triplets proved to be no match for her! The triplets will always be her ‘babies’ and she still keeps in touch with them till this day. Anny is able to bring her experience as an au pair to work every day which allows her to better connect with au pairs as she can relate to their experience. Of her time as an au pair, Anny says that the most valuable thing she learned was the important of communication in all relationships and how patience and understanding can conquer any hurdle, even language barriers.
Matching Specialist and former Cultural Care host child
Lauren joined Cultural Care as a Matching Specialist in October 2017. She brings a unique perspective to Cultural Care as she was a host child for 10 years and her family welcomed 14 wonderful au pairs from around the world. Lauren has always had a passion for Cultural Exchange and was inspired to study Anthropology and Globalization at Gettysburg College because of her experience as a host child. In her current role, she enjoys working with host families to promote this unique cultural exchange experience and find each family a great au pair. In her free time she enjoys running, skiing, and playing with her favorite four-legged-friend Hazel.
Executive Director of Kids First, former host mom to nine au pairs
Susan has worn a lot of hats during her 20+ years with Cultural Care Au Pair, but currently she runs our philanthropic program, Cultural Care Kids First Foundation. Kids First supports organizations dedicated to helping underprivileged children. As a 9-year veteran host mom, Susan has a lot of great advice for host families, much of which can be viewed through her video series, Au Pair Answer Mom. “If families should know one thing, it’s this: au pairs need a warm welcome and lots of support early on. This extra nurturing and effort will pay off in spades in the end!”
Cultural Care Au Pair has designed our office hours to accommodate the lives of busy families. You can reach a representative through our toll-free number Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm EST. We will continue to have staff available on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm EST to assist families with matching needs and connect families with au pairs over the phone. In the event of an emergency, our customer can always reach a member of staff 24 hours a day.
To learn more about our program, speak with the au pair services department or connect with us for any reason: