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by Juliana Stauffer on May 9th 2018

Summer Travel Tips for Host Families

Only a few more weeks until school is out!  And so . . . summer travel time is upon us. I wanted to draw your attention […]

by Pooja Palimar on April 27th 2018

Au Pair Spotlight – Holly, Australia

One of my favorite families just welcomed their *fourth* au pair and I couldn’t be more excited for them! Meet Holly from Australia who is […]

by Jill Shapiro on August 7th 2017

Upcoming au pair meetings

some upcoming meetings-not all the dates are confirmed, so there could be a few changes. Sunday, September 17th from 12-3pm- Au Pair 101 at Ludington […]

by Karen Audouin on May 19th 2013

Great discount for new families!

New families who register using promo code PCSMR2013 from May 17, 2013, through May 21, 2013 and who welcome an au pair by September 30, 2013, receive a $75 […]

by JeanAnnandDennis Bjonfald on June 4th 2011

Au Pair Summer!!!

Happy Summer! Indoor Fun: arts, crafts, cooking, spending a rainy or too hot day inside! • Put on a puppet shows or put together rubber […]

by Nicole Biondi on November 17th 2016

26 Ways to Reduce Homesickness Abroad

26 Ways to Reduce Homesickness Abroad Here are some helpful tips to support your au pair if she or he become homesick in their au […]

by Jennifer Morrow on April 23rd 2018

Program Fee and Payment Plan

  Program Fee and Payment Plan The average cost is $385 per week (program fee, au pair stipend, and educational component together) $75 registration fee waived […]

by Nikki Stovall on May 24th 2018

Driving interview questions and tips!

Being in Texas with our general lack of public transportation (like the vast majority of the US) I get asked about driving all the time.  […]

by Johanna Claesson on March 14th 2012

Melissa from Colombia

This week we welcome Melissa, 21 yrs old from Colombia! Melissa will live in the marina and take care of 2 boys, 3 and 7 […]

by Rebecca Cronin on November 10th 2016

World Fair Host Family Event 2016

Thanks to everyone who came to the world fair As you can see from the pictures below it was a fantastic events Congrats  to Spain […]

by Dori Diamond on January 14th 2017

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King […]

by Tracie Kapaun on March 21st 2018

Vacations – Au Pair, Family, Work?? Help!

Another area I get asked about frequently is vacations!  What is considered vacation, what is not.  How does it work when the au pair travels […]

by Tanja Saarinen on January 8th 2014

Useful websites

Triton College: www.triton.edu Village of Oak Park: http://www.oak-park.us/ What to do in Chicago: http://www.choosechicago.com/ What to do in Illinois: http://www.enjoyillinois.com/ Social Security office: http://www.ssa.gov/chicago/ Driver’s […]

by Sandra Cody-Gwinn on August 16th 2012

Fact or Fiction?

by Stephanie Rueter There’s a myth out there that au pair agencies promise their applicants a fairytale world full of parties on the beach, boys […]

by Shelly Robinson on January 5th 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

Hi Host Families & Au Pairs,   Here’s what’s going on in January:     New Arrivals We had one new au pair arrive to […]

by Tori Guiliano on March 1st 2011

Important Tax Information

IMPORTANT:  I am not a tax professional, and these answers are just based on my general knowledge as a US citizen who has had to […]