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Who are we?

2014/2015

2014/2015

We create life-changing opportunities for young people around the world

Dear future au pair, It’s a big decision to go abroad, we understand. Even with the right amount of courage and initiative choosing between the options available can be quite a challenge. There are many reasons to choose Cultural Care Au Pair as your trusted partner on this journey: 25 years of experience as the leading au pair agency, the best chances of finding a suitable host family and your safety always being our top priority. But the most important one is the highly motivated group of people working towards your success. We are passionate about cultural exchange, let us help you to make it happen and sign-up for a free-of-charge information meeting today. We look forward to meeting you. Your Cultural Care Au Pair team

FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE

CONSISTENT SUPPORT

WE REALLY DO CARE

Who would better be able to give information about the au pair programme than former au pairs? The vast majority of our staff knows the experience because they’ve done it themselves.

During your experience you will benefit from our own staff supporting you both in your home country and while in the USA.

The heart symbol is in our logo for a reason. We really care that you succeed in this life-changing opportunity.

Save your spot at an information meeting today!

Programme cost: Programme fee: To be paid in full after officially deciding on a host family

£499

Full health insurance coverage: Mandatory, because your safety is our top priority

£380

£879*

+

The earlier you apply, the sooner we can find you your new home!

www.culturalcare.co.uk/meeting

Our partners:

CULTURAL CARE AU PAIR IS PART OF THE EF EDUCATION FIRST FAMILY

* Includes return airfare upon completion of the programme. Price valid at time of printing. Refer to website for current pricing. 0800 085 1950

APPLY EARLY

www.culturalcare.co.uk

EF Education First is an international education company focusing on language, academics and cultural experience with 500 offices and schools in over 52 countries around the world. We at Cultural Care Au Pair share EF´s mission in opening the world through education. Learn more about EF under: www.ef.com

Au Pair in the USA Personal growth and cultural exchange


What it means to be an au pair Daily duties, requirements and benefits

Most au pairs say that the best part of the programme is the relationship they form with their host children. Day to day, your duties might include helping with homework, driving to and from school, preparing meals, tidying the kids’ rooms and taking care of their laundry. As an au pair, days may be long but also rewarding. You will truly enjoy the excitement of teaching children new skills and the responsibility of keeping them safe. You will provide childcare up to 10 hours per day and up to a maximum of 45 hours per week. This will be strictly enforced for your safety and well-being.

So much more than "just" childcare The au pair programme is also the most affordable and safe way of discovering American culture and family life. While providing a flexible childcare solution for a family, you will immerse yourself in their day to day life and have the chance to create a lifelong bond with them. You will find yourself challenged in unexpected ways and develop life skills that will benefit both your career and your personal life. There is a reason our au pairs call it the best time of their lives.

What you give and what you get

Who are we looking for? Au pairs that we select are:

Motivated

Flexible

We will invest a lot to help you live your dream. In return we expect you to fully commit to the programme.

Your host family will expect you to be able to adjust to their family schedule and childcare needs.

Positive

Mature

Smile! You will be an ambassador of your home country’s culture. Things will be easier with a positive attitude.

We select au pairs that are willing to take on responsibility and can be an additional adult in the home.

Non-smokers

Confident drivers

American families are very strict about house rules. They will expect you to be a role model for their children.

Your safety and the safety of your host children are our priority. Most au pairs need to drive as part of their duties.

Why choose us?

Aged between 18 and 26 years A love for kids and experience caring for them

Completed secondary school education or equivalent

Good condition of health

Clean criminal background

Driver’s licence

Commitment to at least 12 months abroad (it’s possible to stay for up to 24 months)

General au pair programme benefits: outlined by US Department of State and outlined in the visa conditions

0800 085 1950

Chance to live in the USA on a J-1 exchange visa

Full board and accommodation with an American family

US$ 195.75 weekly stipend

Up to US$ 500 for college courses

2 weeks holiday while paid

Travel month at the end of the programme www.culturalcare.co.uk

Develop valuable skills: Global awareness Critical thinking

Collaborating Communication skills These are a few of the soft skills that hiring managers around the world are looking for. In a recent survey more than 80% of our past au pairs confirmed that the au pair experience had helped them improve their intercultural communication skills, their ability to adapt to new surroundings and their confidence. Living with an American host family and meeting au pairs from around the world will also allow you to start building your global network.

No other agency can offer all these benefits

Best chances of placement

Best possible support

Cultural Care Au Pair offers individual application consultation, a personal matching service and the largest number of host families.

Our well-trained and dedicated staff both in your home country and in the USA are from the same organisation. This ensures you will receive consistent support.

outlined by US Department of State and outlined in the visa conditions

Travel the US, enhance your CV, make memories that last a lifetime

Problem solving

Qualification requirements you need to fulfill: •

A life-changing experience

Part of EF Education First

Price transparency

For 50 years EF has been connecting the world through education. Cultural Care Au Pair has been sharing this mission as the leading au pair agency using the extensive knowledge and resources.

With Cultural Care Au Pair there are no hidden costs and we don’t ask you for a financial committment until we find the right family for you.

Thorough training

Round trip travel

We will provide you with all the preparation you need, including a CPR certification by the American Red Cross at our training school on Long Island, NY.

We will provide you with your round trip travel to and from your host family. (additional charges might apply depending on date and airport preferences)

24hr emergency hotline

Your safety is our priority

Experienced staff on call to assist you with any urgent questions related to the au pair programme.

All au pair agencies will include basic insurance. We choose to include additional top insurance coverage, tailor-made for au pairs by insurance experts.

Study at an American college Attending an American college is an important component of the au pair programme and adds something outstanding to your CV. In order to fulfill the visa requirements you will need to complete six credits or the equivalent credit hours while in the USA. Your host family will contribute up to US$ 500 towards classes in subjects of your choice at an accredited institution.

Your next steps:

MEETING

ONLINE APPLICATION

SELECTION

MATCHING

VISA REQUEST

FLY TO THE USA

Attend a free local information meeting

Complete your online application

Programme acceptance, now the matching process begins!

Finding the right host family

Get your visa, we’ll book your flights

First stop: The Cultural Care Training School

2014 UK Brochure (ENQP)  

Study, work and travel in the USA as an au pair with our cultural exchange program.

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