FAQ: What can au pairs do – can they help with chores?

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

One of the really great things about having an au pair is that s/he can help with chores related to your children — duties you would otherwise have to tackle in your own free time. Additionally, au pairs should of course clean up after themselves as well. And because au […]


FAQ – How much vacation time do au pairs get?

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Au Pairs get 2 weeks of paid vacation – 14 days Monday through Sunday, not 14 weekdays. They also get 1 1/2 consecutive days off per week and, once a month, one full weekend off.  Many times au pairs and host families inquire if the 14 days means an au pair gets […]


FAQ: Do au pairs have to pay taxes?

Saturday, 4 October 2014

While Cultural Care Au Pair is not able to provide specific tax information for host families and au pairs because their circumstances are so different, we are pleased to provide general guidelines regarding host family and au pair taxes, as well as information to help au pairs complete their tax […]


What to expect when you’re expecting your first au pair!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Welcoming a young person from overseas into your home is an exciting time, and it is important to give some thought and spend some time getting ready to welcome your first au pair into your home and family! In particular, you should think about how you can prepare your home, yourselves […]


FAQ – How do we pay the weekly au pair stipend?

Sunday, 8 June 2014

The au pair stipend is $195.75 per week. It can be paid cash, by check, or automatic bank transfer. Whatever the preferred method of payment is, it is critical that au pairs receive this stipend each and every week.  The stipend cannot be withheld for any reason (including sick time, extra vacation, […]