Hosting an au pair – advantages and benefits !

Thursday, 14 August 2014

You will probably change your childcare arrangements over time. What works well for a family with one child may not work as well for a family with two or more children. A choice that worked well for a baby may not work as well for a toddler. Hosting a live in […]


Welcoming your au pair !

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

After you match with your new au pair and arrange his/her travel from orientation to your community, it’s very important to keep in touch with him/her prior to her arrival. Please keep in mind that you have opened your home to someone else’s child. There are many things you can […]


Interviewing Techniques!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Preparing for a phone interview with a potential au pair can be daunting. The objectives for the interview are to find a person to care for your children and to live in your home, as well as to build rapport. Choosing the time for the interview and considering the challenges of language […]


“Now, that’s a colorful mess!”

Monday, 2 December 2013

It’s getting colder and colder outside and kids need to stay busy or they will get bored, fight, argue and go crazy at home =) What kind of arts, crafts and activities does your childcare provider do with your kids on days when it’s to cold to go outside and […]


Flexible and Affordable Childcare in the Quad Citites

Monday, 17 September 2012

If your scedule is challenging and its hard to find a flexible caregiver, hosting an Au Pair is a great way to receive top quality childcare. Au Pair childcare is a unique alternative to expensive daycarea or nannies – one that is growing in popularity with American families. An Au […]