Au pair Myths

Did you realize there are so many myths surrounding “au pairs”?  I have heard people say they are too expensive or they are from another country and doesn’t understand our culture.  Many families that open their house to an au pair, actually find the cost of an au pair much less expensive than a babysitter or nanny.  As a host family, you will need to provide a room and food, but the per hour rate totals much less than the hourly rate for a nanny or babysitter. With an au pair, you also have the opportunity for your children to learn about another culture or even learn the au pair native language.  By opening up your home to an au pair you can not only expand your children’s knowledge of the world, you can also expand the au pairs knowledge of another country.

Sunday, 16 September 2012 5:31 PM

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