The Benefits of EurAupair Au Pair Programs
Security & Stability
Your EurAupair au pair will live in your home as a family member, which allows your children to play and learn in the comfortable, familiar surroundings of your own home and neighborhood. And your children will have the security of a new family member who can devote full attention to them - someone who knows their daily routines and unique personalities and enjoys participating in their daily growth and development.
Flexibility & Convenience
You and your au pair can schedule her child care duties over 5½ days a week and up to 10 hours per day in any way that is convenient for you. In addition, au pairs are there to help when an unexpected event (such as a sick child or a late meeting) demands it. If you have school-age children, the au pair's schedule can be easily arranged around their school breaks.
Meeting Individual Needs
An au pair is not just a babysitter, but a "big sister" from an exciting faraway land. Au pairs share the family routine and light housework such as making the kids' beds or helping them straighten their rooms. By instructing preschoolers by reading, playing games, and taking them for walks and outings to the park, they give your children the full attention they deserve.
It gives your family the advantage
- The final decision in selecting an au pair is always yours
- Online Au Pair Selection for your convenience
- Large pool of au pair candidates from which to choose
- Most conscientious local support
- Ronald McDonald House Charities® donation in your family's name
|Au Pair vs Nanny vs Day Care|
|Au pair||Nanny||Day Care|
|Cost||Roughly $347/week. Per family, not per child!||Average $700/week. Cost depends on number of children, geographic region, etc||Average $900/week. Cost depends on number of children, geographic region, etc|
|Flexibility||Create your own child care schedule: Au pair is available during sick/snow days and emergency situations||Lack of night or weekend coverage||Inflexible schedules, set hours; no child care when children are sick|
|Cultural Exchange||Host family learns about au pair's culture, home country and language||Varies||Varies. Family is most likely not exposed to different culture|
|Assistance with Household Chores||Help with childrens' laundry, meal preparation, tidying childrens' rooms||Household chores may be included in nanny's duties for additional fees||NO|
|Year-long Support||Ongoing support through local community Counselor & 24/7 emergency phone service||NO||NO|