November 25, 2018

What do you need to be a host family?

We lay out everything you need to know.

2 minutes
Advice for host families

Hosting an au pair is a privilege—not only because it provides your family with top notch childcare and an enriching cultural exchange experience, but because we are selective with our host families! We choose families that we’re proud to have represent our program—and that possess the qualities we feel embody our mission.
Aside from embracing the “spirit of the program” as we call it—which essentially means being open-minded, patient, inclusive and excited about cultural exchange—we also have a series of program requirements that families must meet to be eligible for hosting an au pair …
All participating host families must be:

What does Cultural Care Au Pair expect from the host family?

These requirements ensure that our families and au pairs have happy, safe and successful years together—and that we can continue to provide exemplary service to all participants.
What truly makes a good host family? The willingness to go above and beyond to make your au pair feel like a member of the family. When you welcome an au pair into your home and your heart, you open yourself and your children up to lifelong relationships that can shape how you see the world. You are able to form bonds that span long distances and long periods of time—and most of all, find common ground with someone from another country and culture.

Find your au pair or learn more about the host family requirements.