Why Families in Georgia are Flocking To Au Pair Childcare

Have you heard about hosting an au pair to help with childcare? This unique cultural exchange form of childcare has grown by over 40% in Georgia among families in Georgia in the last few years. These Georgia families have learned that hosting an au pair is a true win-win situation for both the families and the au pairs.

More and more families in Georgia are enjoying the benefits of hosting an au pair because of the au pair program’s numerous childcare benefits. These include, but are certainly not limited to, live-in childcare, flexibility in schedule, and cultural exchange-not to mention life-long relationships that form between host family and au pair post program. In this post we will explain why these families in Georgia are flocking toward au pair childcare.

Au pairs provide live-in childcare

When you host an au pair, you’ll never need to worry about your nanny getting stuck in traffic or calling in sick. A quick walk from their bedroom to the kitchen to start breakfast for your kiddos makes the morning commute easy and effortless. If your home has an additional, private bedroom (and fortunately, many homes in Georgia are spacious compared to other parts of the U.S.), you can accommodate hosting an au pair.

Au pairs work flexible hours

If your work schedule seems ever-changing or you can’t seem to find care to support weekend date nights, hosting an au pair may be the solution for you. Au pairs are able to work 45 hours per week and up to 10 hours per day. Their schedules can be flexible, including weekends, as long as they have one full weekend off per month, which means if you’d like to head to the Atlanta Braves game with your partner on a Sunday afternoon kid-free, you’ve got the resources to make it happen!

Our experience hosting our Au Pair, Dani, through Au Pair USA has been nothing short of fantastic. Dani has become like an extra family member who helps us manage our big busy family with 4 children. She is always willing to help with school projects, before and after-school care, transportation to extracurricular activities and so much more! Our children have also developed a love for Spanish and Dani has taught us all so much about her home country of Colombia. Above everything, we are grateful for all the great memories that this experience has brought our entire family! -Jessica Williams, host mom (McDonough, GA)

Au pairs offer cultural exchange

With au pairs arriving from over 25 countries, Au Pair USA prides itself on being an advocate for cultural exchange. Whether your family is Georgia-born and raised or recently relocated there from another part of the country, introducing new languages and cultures into your home will be an educational resource you didn’t even know you needed. Au pairs are eager to share their culture through food, language, and holiday traditions and are equally excited to learn about yours as a family living in the U.S.A.

When our family joined the au pair program 6 years ago, we knew it meant we would have high-quality, trusted, and reliable childcare.  But what we didn’t know was how much the program would positively impact our lives; we have loved hosting an au pair in our home and sharing together cultures, languages, travel, and experiences.  We truly embrace this program as part of our family! -Hodges Family (Atlanta, GA)

Au pairs become family

Unsurprisingly, after hosting an au pair, they might start to feel like an extension of your family. Au pairs often feel the same way about their American host families, visiting for years to come and inviting them to participate in milestone events, like weddings.

We’ve been a part of the au pair program for 9 years. Having au pairs has been transformative to our family.  The au pairs bring such a sense of love, calmness, and genuine happiness into our lives.  We can’t imagine not being a part of this program, and each of our au pairs will be family forever. -Stewart Family (Marietta, GA)

If you’re ready to start hosting your au pair, apply today for free with the best au pair agency! Our Georgia Local Coordinators can’t wait to support you in welcoming your au pair home.

Marisa Lonic

Marisa is a lover of all things cultural exchange. She and her family have hosted au pairs from Brazil, Germany, Colombia, Spain, and Ecuador. As a mom of four and the founder of Mama Work It, she helps working moms juggle mom life, work life, spouse life, fill in the blank life through her books, courses and coaching programs.