PROaupair is a boutique au pair agency providing host families with top shelf service and highly experienced au pairs. We strive to develop a personal relationship with each family we work with so that we can offer a very personalized service, tailored to meet each family’s specific needs. Founded and run by a busy, working mom (and host mom!) who knows how challenging it can be to find high quality, affordable childcare, our recruiting requirements are the highest in the industry, and go far beyond what the Department of State requires.
Most of our au pairs are considered “professional au pairs” which means that they either have specialized training in areas such as physical or occupational therapy, pediatric nursing, early childhood development, special education, or speech therapy, or they have a minimum of one year experience providing childcare. Their motivation to be an au pair in the U.S. is to gain additional types of childcare experience while also getting to know the American culture. Most of our au pairs come from Germany, but we also bring a small number of Chinese au pairs onto the program each year.
Many of our host families have one or more children with special need such as autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, developmental delays, or Down Syndrome. We strive to identify au pair candidates whose training will not only enrich the lives of the children they are caring for, but will also provide a loving, safe environment where the children can flourish and the parents can go to work knowing that their children are receiving the very best care. Our au pairs will work closely with your children’s therapists and teachers to ensure that routines are being followed and that children are receiving the additional practice, exercises, or whatever it is they need to continue developing, learning and gaining the skills that they need.
Whether you have a child with special needs, an infant or multiple young children, or you simply want the very best international childcare available, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you and help you decide if hosting a PROaupair is the right solution for your family. Our staff is comprised of industry professionals with a variety of domestic and international backgrounds. Many of us are currently hosting or have previously hosted au pairs, and can speak from personal experience when discussing the program and our services with you. We look forward to working with you, getting to know your family and understanding how we can help address your specific childcare needs.