Looking for an Au Pair in Des Moines, Iowa?
With over 30 years of experience, EurAupair was one of the first au pair programs to become designated by the U. S. Department of State to legally sponsor au pairs to come to the United States, and has placed tens of thousands of au pairs across the country including in the Des Moines area.
EurAupair is an affordable child care option, making it a real value for such flexible, loving, in-home care. And, unlike other forms of child care, the fee is for children of all ages, and per family - not per child.
Local Support from EurAupair Community Counselors
Following the receipt of your application form, a local Community Counselor from the Des Moines area will be assigned to your family. The Community Counselor is available to answer any questions and provide assistance to both you and your au pair throughout your year together.
"I became a Community Counselor for EurAupair over 4 years ago as I was currently a host family hosting our own au pair. I have hosted to date 10 au pairs in my home and thoroughly enjoy the experience and becoming a counselor was a way to give back to other families and au pairs to assist with their year as well. I have lots of experience firsthand how the program works and what it takes to be successful in the program. I enjoy every minute of working with the girls and families and feel lucky for the experience!" from Community Counselor Dotty Meltesen.
Some examples of monthly au pair meetings in the area include: My au pairs and I spend time doing activities specific of the state of Iowa. We go to their first American football University game, visit the Bridges of Madison County and World Food Prize-Home of Laureates building.
Education for your Au Pair
U.S. government regulations require that au pairs be provided with opportunities for cultural and educational enrichment. Au pairs must complete 6 units of academic coursework at an accredited, post-secondary institution.
Here are some institutions in the area your au pair may consider:
Local Activities for your Au Pair and your Child(ren)
Useful Information for your Au Pair
Our host mother & Community Counselor Dotty Meltesen and her children in Des Moines, Iowa.