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Should you hire an au pair? - If you don't know much about au pairs, or have never even heard of an Au Pair before, here is a little information as well as some benefits and drawbacks to hiring one. After reading through the following information, you should be better prepared to decide if an au pair is right for your family.

*According to the U.S. Department of State Regulations, Au pairs are:

Au pairs are usually young women but are occasionally young men who come to a country and live with a host family free of charge. In exchange for room and board and a weekly stipend, the au-pair cares for the children of the host family for up to 10 hours per day and up to 45 hours per week. Background checks and reference checks are done on each aupair and they each receive at least 8 hours of child safety education.

What are the benefits to hiring an au pair?

What are the drawbacks to hiring an aupair?

Overall, an au pair is a great choice for a child care provider but you need to decide if an aupair is right for your family. To find an aupair in your area or for more information take a look at has Aupairs ready to work for you. Check out their website and view available aupairs now! Help is on the way!.

*US Department of State Regulations



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An au pair (or aupair) is a child care provider much like a nanny or babysitter, but she or he is usually from a foreign country and lives with the host family for a time period of approximately one year. A 6-12 month extension may be given.

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