A Nanny is an option but so is an Au Pair!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

One family discusses how a nanny benefited their family.  An Au Pair can do the same and offers more flexibility with schedules.  Take a look…. http://www.minnesotaparent.com/feature/should-you-hire-a-nanny


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 […]


Thai au pair would love to spend a year in MN!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Siripat has experience with twins and really would like to spend her 2nd year in Minnesota! She has been caring for 1 yr old twins and a 3 yr old in her first year and is looking for a family to spend her 2nd year as an au pair. She […]


Nanny (or Au Pair) vs Day Care?

Friday, 10 March 2017

There are various advantages and disadvantages to all types of child care. The options are many but not all fit with the needs of a child or family.  I came across this article balancing the perspective of a nanny vs a day care. Although it does not include the option […]