Urgent Care Clinic vs. Emergency Room

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Just in case you ever need urgent (but non-life-threatening) medical care and cannot get an appointment with your primary care physician, please check out this clinic. May au pairs in my group have gone there in the past and reported that this walk-in clinic accepts Aetna insurance (however, always confirm […]


Social media policy for au pairs, and how to get started

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

During the orientation meeting that takes place within two weeks of your au pair’s arrival, your LCC is covering the topic of computer use and your policies for the children and au pair. She will also ask if the au pair understands why these policies are in place. But very […]


Does a weekend class count as the au pair’s monthly off weekend?

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Question: If an au pair chooses to complete the education requirement by attending a weekend course, does that weekend count as her/his weekend off? Or will the host family need to give the au pair another weekend off that month? Answer: The regulations and au pair contracts don’t spell out […]


Family Vacations

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Some families love to take their au pairs on vacations with them; others want private time to themselves. Whether or not you like to invite your au pair to accompany you while you travel is your choice. However, if you require your au pair to accompany you on a family […]