Au pair childcare: An essential benefit for working families

One of the biggest challenges for today’s working parents is finding quality childcare to meet the demands of work and family. Companies across the country trust Cultural Care Au Pair to offer a trusted childcare solution that is flexible, reliable, and is comparable in cost to daycare or nannies.

What is an au pair?

An au pair is a young adult from overseas who lives with a host family on a legal visa for up to two years and provides childcare in exchange for a weekly stipend, room and board, and an opportunity to become part of an American family. Over time, an au pair becomes a trusted support for the parents, and a beloved and consistent caregiver for the children.

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Why offer Cultural Care Au Pair as part of your voluntary benefits?

Meet the need for flexibilty

Working parents who have flexible, reliable, and trustworthy childcare can help meet the needs of a traditional or flexible work environment allowing them to be more productive. As a result, your employees have solutions that meet the current needs of a changing work environment.

A great addition to your benefit package

Working parents appreciate companies who support a healthy work-life balance. Offering our alternative childcare solution will help you find and retain the best talent in the workforce.

Easy set up and year-round support

Our program is free to companies and easy to implement. Cultural Care conducts extensive au pair screening, training, and travel, and provides host families and au pairs with year-long support.

See what our families are saying:

“Jessica and I are both working professionals. We were looking for a loving, patient au pair who would care deeply for our son. Our au pair Paloma has exceeded all expectations and is the kindest, most caring person. She is truly a part of our family. We have shared with multiple families to join Cultural Care because of our wonderful experience with Paloma.”

— John Jung, host dad in Washington

“Having au pairs has allowed our family to learn about new cultures and countries. As working parents, we don’t know what we would have done without having high-quality partners care, teach, and love our children. We are still in touch with all of our au pairs.”

— Flores-Ragade family, CA

Your employees benefit, too:

More flexibility

Au pairs provide up to 45 hours of care per week. Families can schedule an au pair’s hours according to their individual needs, including mornings, evenings, and weekends. Au pairs can also help with drop-off and pick-up.

Consistent coverage

Au pairs are live-in caregivers who can be scheduled for snow days, school vacations, summer breaks, teacher development days, and kids’ sick days.

Cultural exchange

Au pairs come from many countries around the world and can share their language and culture with their host family and help children develop a more global perspective.

A budget-friendly option

Hosting an au pair is competitively priced, especially for families with more than one child. It is also eligible for reimbursement by a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, and your employees will get an introductory discount.

About Cultural Care Au Pair

As an official sponsor of the U.S. State Department-regulated au pair program for more than 30 years, we have placed more than 145,000 au pairs in the homes of American host families, creating memories and cross-cultural connections that last a lifetime. Cultural Care Au Pair has the largest number of candidates year-round, all of whom must pass an extensive screening and selection process. Our network of worldwide offices—as well as our American headquarters in Boston and Denver—make us the leader in the industry but never compromises our personal attention to every family and au pair.

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