Aupair (Former Employee) – San Francisco, California – January 20, 2017
due to the fact that this company is an agency and I did not directly work for them I cannot give a full review. I will say however, the little that I did have to deal with was good. They have a good screening process when applicants are looking for placement. The min area they need to work on is who they employ as area directors. Some go above and beyond to help whilst others couldn't care less. It is important for AupairCare to have a thorough screening process for area directors as well as they suffice as the support system for the aupairs.
Live-in childcare provider (Current Employee) – Cherry Hills Village, CO – April 21, 2016
As an au pair you just have to make things happen to keep motivated. I have been lucky but many of my friends have been seriously exploited and felt like giving up many times. We are sold we will be moving in with a loving, caring host family in the country and we will get to travel a lot. In most cases, this is quite far from reality. Although we knew we would be earning $195.75 weekly, we were not told how expensive life is here in spite of being covered for food and rent. Putting your skills as a childcare provider into practice and observing how the little ones end up taking after your good habits, values and manners is priceless, though. Also getting to experience the American lifestyle and culture. These are the reasons that make it all worth the effort.
Aupair/Nanny (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 30, 2016
I love looking after children and playing with them because it's truely something that makes me happy. Teaching them someting new each day and seeing how they learn makes me feel like part of their lifes and completes me. The naivety of children is something that I find interesting and teaching them things in life is something that I find great. I love when they are caring and end up loving them very much which is posibly the worst part about this job because I have to leave them at some point. Apart from that I think it is a great experience. Looking after twins boys was one of the greatest experiences that I've ever had. It meant double the work but at the same time was fun. They didn't let me sleep many times but it was worth it when I saw them laugh. I tought them many things but they also tought me a lot.
Varied duties; Enjoyed working with au pairs and families; dealing with problems could be the most difficult
Area Director (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 11, 2016
In this position, I marketed to find families that needed in-home childcare, and promoted the idea of using the services of an au pair. This was a more economical option for childcare. The au pairs could work up to 45 hours a week, and they were paid a set stipend monthly, no matter how many children were in the family. I monitored the placement of the au pair in the home while they were working for a particular family. I mediated when any problems arose. I was responsible to see that all Department of State regulations were met.
I met with the au pairs one a month, and once a year, we had a "Family Day", which all of the host families and au pairs were encouraged to attend.
I had a very good manager when working with Au Pair Care. She was very positive and supportive.
Again, working with the au pairs and the families was the most enjoyable part.
The most difficult part was when problems arose. Mediating could be a bit difficult at times to accomplish positive results.
Au pair (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – April 27, 2016
Aupaircare always provide support the clients and the workers, they explain all the rules and answered both parts when was called. On that time I watched the kids (twins with 10 months old, and 3 years old child), also their parents were wonderful, and we had a great relationship.
AuPairCare helped me finding the perfect host family in the US
Au pair (Former Employee) – Greenville, SC – July 8, 2015
Through AuPairCare I stayed 2 years in the US working as an au pair, I lived with an amazing American family which hosted me amazingly well.
Since the family provides you food, car and a place to stay, the amount of money you get weekly is enough. The company also offers you a healthy insurance and a local coordinator who helps you during your stay.
Taking care of kids, driving them to their appointments, feeding and bathing them, tidying their rooms and washing their clothes are some of the au pair duties.
Au pairs can work a maximum of 10 hours a day and 45 hours per week and (s)he is entitled to one and a half days off each week.
Au pairs also must pay the taxes per years, as any other employee. The tax amount you have to pay per year depends on when you arrive in the US. E.g. Au pairs who arrive in August pay less than the ones who arrive in January.
Au Pair (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – January 11, 2013
Typical work days can be different each day as it entirely depends on the children you are looking after. Your managers/boss are your host parents, they give you your weekly schedule and tell you what needs to be done. This can be difficult at times because you live where you work. Your Area Director is someone who works for AuPairCare and is there to help make sure you are happy in your job placement, and any other concerns you or the family may have are directed through them. Your co-workers are other fellow au pairs, who also live with their families and take care of that families children. The hardest part of the job is not knowing how the day will go, if it will be a good day because all the children are happy, or if it will end with everyone in tears. It is also very difficult at times to live where you work, as now there is no escape and relaxation after your work day. The most enjoyable part of the job however is being with the children, teaching them things and learning from them. This is a tough, yet rewarding job.
being with children all day, getting paid weekly, getting to travel and live in the usa
living where you work, long hours, dealing with tantrums, looking after kids when they are moody or sick.
Aupair (Former Employee) – Kent, WA – November 30, 2015
I worked with a great family whom I love and still keep in contact with.I had the opportunity to travel an study which was one of many perks.Overall they are awesome an I am glad I got the opportunity.
Au-pair (Former Employee) – Golden, Colorado – March 7, 2012
Working as an Au-pair requires responsibility, ability to multitask and solve the problems very quickly. At the same time it was a good working environment. This company provides good benefits and support for the Au-pairs.
Eastern Seaboard Regional Manager (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – June 28, 2012
o Manage all aspects of day-to-day operation in region. o Regional staff communications and support o Client communication, support, and education o Expense reports, marketing, advertising, growth goals, and evaluations. o Supervision of 16 area directors o Manage all recruiting, hiring process, and training of field staff
working with diverse peopel from all of over the world, providing quality live in child care to families.
A cultural learning experience as an American nanny
Aupair (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – February 24, 2014
After receiving my degree in Industrial Engineering I wasn't ready to join the "working world". So I decided to take a break from my studies. I became a live-in nanny (aupair) with an American family. I was very lucky to be placed with a really nice family. However, I am now ready to use my degree and get a job within the engineering field.