Where does the term au pair originate?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

What is the difference between an au pair and a nanny? A nanny is a professional babysitter who a family hires to take care of their children. An au pair is a young adult with a lot of childcare experience who travels abroad for a year to live with a […]


Scavenger Hunt in the Loop!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

What: Chicago Scavenger Hunt for all Cultural Care Au Pairs and friends from other agencies! When: Saturday, September 17, 11a-3pm Where: Meet at the “Bean” Millenium Park, Chicago Cost: Free for au pairs Wear your blue shirts & get ready to have fun with all of the au pairs in […]


Define “light housekeeping” please

Sunday, 20 March 2011

“Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I.” ~Anne Gibbons We tell host families that au pairs can help with “light housekeeping”. Yet the definition of light varies from person to person. Here is what the U.S. Department of State (which oversees the au pair program) has to say about […]