Back to School – a little behind schedule

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Back to school came way to soon this year for some reason – well maybe it does every year!  Summer just is not long enough for most of us.  I think there might be some that would disagree, usually childcare givers that have school age kids in their care!  The […]


Four Reasons to Host An Au Pair

Friday, 20 July 2018

Read here the recent Cultural Care Blog about hosting an au pair:  


Vacations – Au Pair, Family, Work?? Help!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Another area I get asked about frequently is vacations!  What is considered vacation, what is not.  How does it work when the au pair travels with the family?  Here is an attempt to clear up any confusions and give you the U.S. State Department view on family and au pair […]


Support the Au Pair Program!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The au pair program is at risk!  You can help.  Sign the petition, call your legislators, emails, letters, whatever you can do to help us promote the values of the J-1 Visa program!   Follow along with Cultural Care and all the great things that are happening with the au pair […]


Child Related Housekeeping – what does that mean?

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The question comes up regularly from au pairs and host parents on what is considered child related housekeeping.  Kids leave a trail wherever they go, so what is the limitations on what an au pair can do and keep within State Department rules as well as being reasonable within your […]