Looking for an Au Pair in Grand Rapids, Michigan?
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 Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids 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 four years ago as a favor to a friend who wanted to work with EurAupair and they needed a Community Counselor. I had just lost my husband and I believe my friends thought this would keep me busy. However, it turns out to have become much more than that for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my interaction with the young women from other countries such as Germany, France and Ukraine. I find myself being somewhat of a mentor to these young women who come to a new country to provide child care and become part of an extraordinary opportunity to exchange their culture with our families’ culture. All in all I will say that I am very happy to have taken this job on and the young women I have worked with over the past four years have all become an integral part of my life and will continue so in the future." from Community Counselor Mary Alice Spooner.
Some examples of monthly au pair meetings in the area include: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, John Ball Zoological Garden, Public Museum, Millennium Park, shopping, meeting for coffee.
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