Looking for an Au Pair in Akron, Ohio?
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 Akron 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 Akron 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.
"As a Community Counselor, I provide support for my au pairs and host families, acting as a guidance and mentor to them during their program year. I interview host families to make sure they are suitable for the program, welcome au pairs and show them around to their new community when they arrive, and hold fun and educational activities during our monthly meetings for all the au pairs in my group. I also help them out finding classes to complete their educational requirement and maintain regular monthly contacts with all the host families in my area. I can offer a full perspective on the challenges and rewards of the au pair program because I was an au pair once and also a host-mom! My goal is that everyone, au pairs and host families, enjoy this unique cultural exchange experience." from Community Counselor Gema Bahns.
Some examples of monthly au pair meetings in the area include: Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Art Museum, Perkins Stone Mansion, Hale Farm and Village, shopping.
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