July 13, 2018

How to Build Trust with Your Au Pair

Just one benefit of live-in childcare

2 minutes
Advice for host families

When it comes to finding a caregiver for their children, all parents want someone they can trust. Someone they can feel comfortable putting in charge of their little ones – someone who is consistent, reliable and has their well-being at heart.

Hundreds of thousands of parents across the USA have discovered childcare they can trust like family by hosting an au pair. The level of trust formed with an au pair is unique compared to any other form of childcare. Because an au pair lives with in the home as a member of the family, the parents’ relationship with them develops quickly and mutual trust happens much faster than with a daycare provider or live-out nanny.

After an initial period of adjustment, Cultural Care host parents describe feeling a deep sense of comfort knowing their children are cared for by someone they’ve welcomed into their home and hearts.

“Our au pair became family instantly,” says the Spences, a host family living in New Mexico. “I have no doubt she loves our children like they are her own, and their safety was her #1 priority. Every day she would learn something new about their personalities and couldn’t wait to tell me when I got home. I am never worried about the children when they are in her care. I trust her completely, and that is a huge statement from this hard-to-win-over mom.”

Families across the country agree: Embracing the opportunity to exchange one’s culture, traditions and life experiences is a foolproof way of building a strong relationship with an au pair – in turn, creating a dynamic of mutual admiration and respect.