About us

For over 25 years, Cultural Care Au Pair has helped American parents secure flexible, affordable, live-in childcare. We have placed over 100,000 screened and trained au pairs from all over the world to live with families and provide childcare for up to two years.

Au pair childcare is a unique alternative to day care or nannies—one that is growing in popularity with American families. Au pairs are live-in childcare providers, ages 18-26 years old, from different countries around the world. They provide 45 hours per week of flexible childcare, household help and cultural experience for $375 per week based on 49 program weeks (per family, not per child).

Cultural Care Au Pair was founded by EF, a privately-held company with 16 divisions that offers a range of educational programs from language training, educational travel, and academic degrees to cultural exchanges. We share the mission to break down barriers in language, culture and geography.

Recent press

Through our recent press releases and latest media coverage, we invite you to learn more about the leading au pair program and how Cultural Care Au Pair is providing flexible, affordable childcare to families across the U.S. For additional updates, visit our blog, Au Pair Buzz. For media inquiries or a complete press kit, contact Susan Robinson at

Choosing Childcare: How to Decide if Au Pair Care is Right for You
The Patriot Ledger, Massachusetts, August 2014

Au pairs reunite
The Beach Reporter, California, August 2014

Au pair provides unique cultural experience for Cohasset family
Cohasset Mariner, Massachusetts, August 2014

Consider an au pair
Orange County Register Family
, California, August 2014

Choosing the right summer childcare for your family
OC Mom Magazine, California, June 2014

Cultural Care Au Pairs Learn Water Safety
It’s Relevant TV, Connecticut, June 2014

Au Pair Extraordinaire
Vermont Kids, Vermont, April 2014

Perfect (Au) Pair
Our South Bay, California, April 2014

Au Pairs: Part of the family
Tewksbury Advocate, Massachusetts, April 2014

Making quite ‘au pair’
Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle, Michigan, March 2014

Cary caregiver named au pair of the year
Northwest Herald, Illinois, March 2014

Making ends meet: Cambridge families seek alternative forms of childcare
Cambridge Chronicle, Massachusetts, March 2014

Au Pairs
CBS Boston WBZ Radio, Boston, March 2014

Childcare in Los Angeles that gives back
Studio City Patch
, California, February 2014

Au pair childcare gains a local following
Easy Reader, California, January 2014

Our Kids First Foundation

Helping children in need has been a priority for Cultural Care Au Pair since our inception in 1989. In 2004, we created an official philanthropic program called Kids First with the hope of focusing our efforts on groups of at-risk children in select countries from which we recruit our au pairs. The Cultural Care Kids First Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit foundation to expand our efforts and help more children around the world.

Our goals for Kids First have been and continue to be:

  • Helping children in need around the world
  • Giving back to the home countries of our au pairs
  • Teaching au pairs the American tradition of volunteerism
  • Promoting global awareness to our host parents and children

Learn more about Kids First.