Au pair training

We believe that a well-rounded training will help au pairs on their way to success and that’s why we created a training program that will prepare them better than any other agency. Our training program was developed in collaboration with childcare and medical experts to offer real-life training for everyday scenarios. Each au pair goes through the same training and preparation process, which is delivered online, face-to-face and in a classroom setting.

MyAuPairCourses and pre-departure workshops

We have designed our training program based on feedback from our veteran program participants, so your au pair’s training and preparation is tailored to the needs of host families and au pairs. Your au pair will begin with a series of readiness workshops covering au pair expectations, program regulations, childcare, household duties and more.

At the same time, your au pair will be completing MyAuPairCourses, a set of interactive and self-paced online modules focusing on practical topics such as: Food safety and childhood nutrition; Health in the home; Safety inside and outside the home; Child development and age-appropriate activities; and Childrearing in the USA and behavior management strategies.

Cultural Care Au Pair Training School

When Cultural Care au pairs arrive to the U.S. to begin their year, they spend the first four days at our Au Pair Training School in New York, located on the Oakdale campus of St. John’s University. Our training school teachers are all veteran educators, with decades of combined experience. Small class sizes allow our teachers to give au pairs one-on-one attention and tailor the curriculum and group work to the ages of the children the au pairs will care for during their time in the U.S. Au pairs are also introduced to new topics such as: Building self-esteem in children; The complexities of the au pair role; Stress management; Effective communication; and How to build strong relationships.

Teachers also facilitate role-playing and in-depth discussions. With a modern approach to scenario-based learning, au pairs can team up to put what they learn into practice, address various issues and brainstorm solutions.

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid Training

Cultural Care au pairs complete the American Red Cross Full Service Training in which American Red Cross instructors present the adult and pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid certification program at the Au Pair Training School.

Upon successful completion, au pairs receive a two-year certification, and access to free online skill refreshers and free digital course materials.

Safe Driver Course

Cultural Care au pairs will also attend a classroom course on driver’s safety, also delivered by the American Red Cross, designed to familiarize au pairs with American driving laws, signs and protocols.

Continuing Safety Education Program

In addition to the training our au pairs receive at the school, Cultural Care Au Pair offers supplementary training to au pairs four times during their year in the U.S. Your local childcare consultant will facilitate safety units that are part of Cultural Care’s Continuing Safety Education Program (CSEP). These seasonal seminars supply au pairs with information on safety measures and injury prevention for children.