Host Family Screening & Matching
Cultural Care Au Pair's goal to provide you with access to the most host families in the USA is plausible as we are the largest Au Pair agency in the World. We carefully screen our host families to ensure that you will be happy and comfortable during your year in the US. Each host family must have excellent references and sign a binding contract to abide by the rules and regulations of the au pair programme. After checking references, our experienced staff conducts an at-home interview to confirm that they meet all of our requirements.
Every host family is unique and we have families living all across the USA, each with a different lifestyle. Most live near a large city, but others live in urban or small town environments. One or both parents may work and the number and age of children varies from family to family. But there is one thing they all have in common - a need for flexible childcare and a genuine interest in learning about a new culture, whilst teaching you about their own. Many of our families have hosted au pairs before, and we’re proud of the fact that almost 70% of our host families repeat with Cultural Care Au Pair each year.
Cultural Care Au Pair's Matching System
Our matching process is based on the idea that both the family and the au pair have a chance to view information about each other, speak with each other and then, when both sides are happy that they have found the right match, finalise a placement.
Before any final decisions are made, you will have the chance to review applications from host families with the option to accept or deny any offers made by host families. After you accept an offer from a host family, your local Cultural Care Au Pair office will continue to work with you to prepare for your year as an au pair.
While other au pair organisations rely on impersonal online systems to match you with a host family, we have experienced staff in the USA working directly with host families and au pairs. Our experience shows that this personal touch helps ensure the most successful match and the best possible programme experience. Would you fit better in an active family, who loves sports and outdoor exercise, or is a quiet evening together watching a favorite family film more your speed? Our goal is to make a match between you and the host family that fits you best.