Whether you’re a new host family or have hosted an au pair before, it’s important for you to have someone nearby who you can call on for support and assistance. Your Au Pair USA local coordinator serves that role.
From the moment you apply to become a host family, your local coordinator will be there every step of the way, to answer your questions, help you prepare for your au pair’s arrival, and offer support and guidance throughout the year.
Every au pair agency is required by the U.S. government to have local coordinators in the areas they serve. But we like to think that Au Pair USA has the best local coordinators around! Supportive, warm, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable, our local coordinators go above and beyond to make sure that each of our host families and au pairs have great experiences. Many of our local coordinators have hosted an au pair, so they can offer you first-hand advice and guidance.
The Role of the Local Coordinator
Your local coordinator is always available to answer your questions and provide assistance, and you’ll also meet with her periodically—especially during the early stages of your au pair’s placement. Your local coordinator will:
- Meet with you at your home after you apply to become a host family
- Contact your au pair within 48 hours of her or his arrival
- Meet with you and your au pair two weeks after the au pair’s arrival
- Check in with you by phone or in person once a month
- Host monthly “cluster activities” for the au pairs in your area
- Send a monthly newsletter to you and your au pair
- Host a one-day conference for host families
- Be your first point of contact in case of an emergency or a problem with your au pair
Local coordinators are an essential part of the Au Pair USA family. We encourage you to get to know your local coordinator and take advantage of their expertise and enthusiasm!
Meet our local coordinators
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