April 07, 2016

Meet Claudia Riedt, seven-time PROaupair host mom and special needs parent. Watch this video as she shares helpful advice and insights about her family's process for finding the next "Super Woman and Mary Poppins" professional au pair. Au pair candidates are added to the pool on a continuous basis and I may log on the [...] Read More »

Meet Griffin and his Professional Au Pair Benjamin
February 23, 2016

Laurel is a single mom and business owner from Andover Massachusetts. Both her sons Griffin (6yrs) and Becket (9yrs) were adopted from Ethiopia when they were just babies. When her youngest son Griffin recently turned six years old he was diagnosed with ADHD. This was the moment Laurel decided she needed live in care with someone [...] Read More »

Professional au pair with child with special needs PROaupair
January 05, 2016

What is the difference between a professional au pair and a nanny? Professional au pairs are degreed professionals who come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa and work up to 45 hours a week. They are motivated to share their expertise caring for children in exchange for a weekly stipend and the opportunity to [...] Read More »

Meet Devon and his Professional Au Pair Nicole
November 10, 2015

Amy and Bill, host parents from Massachusetts, have three children: six-year-old twin girls and an 11-year-old boy, Devon, who has a chromosomal abnormality that affects his development. The family recently hired Nicole, a professional au pair and occupational therapist from Germany. Nicole’s background, expertise and history of working with children with special needs has had [...] Read More »

October 22, 2015

Cindy and Mark, host parents from Massachusetts have two sons and a daughter, Mira, who has cerebral palsy. In addition to outside therapy and support, the family hired Laura, a professional au pair and physiotherapist from Germany, to live with the family and provide home-based support. Cindy and Mark can see that Mira adores Laura [...] Read More »