Quiz: What’s a Heilerziehungspfleger?

Au pair and little boy frequently asked questions PROaupair
March 15, 2016
Although our PROaupair English speaking staff can’t even come close to pronouncing the word “Heilerziehungspfleger” – it’s one of our favorite German occupations for our host families who have children with special needs.

A Heilerziehungspfleger or “Hep” for short, is a Special Needs Care provider who has completed a three-year advanced degree in assisting, caring, educating and helping children and adults with 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 professional au pairs for children who have special physical care needs.

Learn more about our 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.