Specialized training


Once you choose the au pair you’d like to welcome to your home, they will begin a series of workshops and training courses designed specifically for Cultural Care au pairs. These take place before they leave home and are designed to make sure they are as prepared as possible for their year with your family.

Pre-Departure Workshops

Before au pairs leave for the U.S., they  will be invited to attend a series of readiness workshops in their home country. These workshops are intended to help them better understand how American families live and what will be expected of them in their future household. Workshop topics include: program regulations, household duties, childcare duties and more.

Pre-Departure Online Courses

At the same time, your au pair will also be required to complete a set of interactive and self-paced online modules called “MyAuPairCourses”. These courses focus on practical topics such as: food safety and childhood nutrition; safety inside and outside the home; child development and age-appropriate activities; and childrearing in the USA and behavior management strategies.

Cultural Care Training and Orientation Courses

Cultural Care’s 32-hour online Training School is a robust orientation program that gives au pairs the confidence and knowledge to successfully begin their exchange experience in the U.S.  Au pairs attend virtual classroom courses that review information related to child safety and development. Au pairs also engage in role-playing activities and in-depth discussions with other au pairs and our veteran teaching staff.

Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid Training

Cultural Care au pairs complete an online CPR and First Aid course provided by the American Heart Association. They then have the opportunity to receive certification in adult and pediatric CPR and First Aid upon successful assessment. Additionally, au pairs are given free access to online skill refreshers and digital course materials.

Personal Safety Seminar

Au pairs also attend a personal safety seminar designed to familiarize them with American driving laws, signs and protocols as well as cover topics such as ride sharing safety and online presence delivered by a former NYC police officer. This class explains best practices for staying safe as a young adult in the U.S. during their year.

Au pair screening & training

Read more about how we train and prepare our au pairs before they arrive to host families.