A Heilerziehungspfleger or “HEP” for short, is a Special Needs Care provider who has completed a five-year advanced degree in assisting, caring, educating and helping children and adults with disabilities and special care requirements. They provide personal and hygiene assistance including toileting, bathing, lifting, feeding (including feeding tubes) and other daily support needs. They make wonderful Care Professionals / professional au pairs for children who have special needs.

Learn more about our Care Professional  / professional au pair degrees and training here or contact us at 844-787-6566 to learn about how a Heilerziehungspfleger might be a terrific live-in childcare option for your family.