Monthly Archives: April 2011

Male Au Pairs In The Program

 Go Au Pair has recently been featured by one of the leading child care search websites, Care.com. Cari Dineen, a Care.com contributor, with the help of Meghan Ramirez, Go Au Pairs’s Director of International Relations, and one of our Au … Continue reading

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Mistakes Made with Car Seats

There is an article that I really liked that I want to share with both Au Pairs and Host Families.  The article can be found at: http://www.babycenter.com/0_car-seat-safety-the-biggest-mistakes-parents-make-and-how-to_64875.bc?scid=momsbaby_20110419:3&pe=MlV5WVJwRHwyMDExMDQxOQ…  It talks about the biggest mistakes made with Child Safety Seats. I know … Continue reading

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Nanny costs in Philadelphia and NJ

Great post about the cost of nannies vs. au pairs. What is the current pay rate for nannies near Philadelphia area? According to the Philadelphia Nanny Network average salaries for nannies in Philadelphia are $12,5-20 per hour  and mostly depend on the … Continue reading

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LAR’s: Going the Distance

What an excellent post on being a Local Area Representative. Local Area Representatives (LARs) are independent contractors who work with very little, to no supervision. The role may be inviting when you consider the grueling demands of a “9-5”, or … Continue reading

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The Au Pair Program: Program History

The concept of the Au Pair originated in Europe after World War II. Before the war, an abundant supply of domestic servants had been available to look after the children of middle and upper class families, but changes in social … Continue reading

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