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Top 3 Blue Au Pair Agency Winners for 2014


Top-Rated Au Pair Agencies
Our 2014 Blue Ribbon Winners for Overall Excellence!

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Au pairs are highly affordable and are one of the most popular childcare choices for busy American families.

While most of the 15 U.S.A. au pair agencies receive mixed customer satisfaction ratings from host parents, there are 3 agencies that receive positive evaluations that are above average and deserve our recognition in our yearly Top 3 Au Pair Agency List for 2014!

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Host Parent's Comments from our 2014 Host Family Survey:

NUMBER 1 Winning Agency Host Parent Comments:

  • "Even though this is a small agency, they were always available to answer any of my questions and they did so in a super friendly and professional way - I would recommend them to any parent who lives in California." 
  • "It was really quick to match with our au pair.  Very impressive response!"
  • "Very personalized service."
  • "They are small but helpful, we could always talk to someone when we needed to."
  • "We have a great au pair who is wonderful in every regard."
  • "They helped us with a very homesick au pair and how to handle this."

Second Place Agency Comments:

  • "You can view au pairs without paying a fee, and I don't fee they are trying to nickel and dime you."
  • "We had 2 great au pairs from this agency and we found the office staff friendly and professional."
  • "Placement coordinator was helpful in expediting our pre-match candidate we had chosen from Au Pair World."
  • "Our local counselor was great and she really helped us match and to find a great driver."

Third Place Agency Comments: 

  • "I have had au pairs from this agency before, and I think the girls are good people and care about children."
  • "Too many changes in Area Directors, had 3 in 2 months time..."
  • "Our au pair did not drive and her English was not up to our expectations - we were disappointed but we kept her and worked things out."

Programs That Did Not Make Our Top Au Pair Agency List (Host Parent Comments): 

  • "The counselor give us hard time to rematch even though the au pair turned out to be party girl, chasing boys and "hot dad" around town with our kids in tow!!!"(East Coast Agency)
  • "Counselor was ineffective at balancing our au pair's local American boyfriend infatuation versus au pair's childcare responsibility and following house rules.  She was also suggesting that we incorporate her boyfriend into our home life." (West Coast Agency)
  • "Agency was terrible - the au pair moved out in the middle of the night with 7 weeks on her contract.  Initially, agency was helpfully, but local coordinator failed to follow up." (East Coast Agency)
  • "I was unable to match, despite paying an application fee, because there were too little candidates to view - the ones I did contact never emailed me back."
  • "In my opinion, this was a horrible, scarring experience for my family.  Run away from this agency!"  (Smaller agency in California)
  • "Stay away from this agency.  They hire party girls who drive your kids while drunk and then sweep it all under the rug when the host family can't take the party girl anymore.  They are going to get someone's child killed, soon." (Midsize agency on East Coast)
  • "Our au pair moved out in the middle of the night with 7 weeks on her contract.  Initially, agency was helpfully, but local coordinator failed to follow up" (East Coast)
  • "Our disaster au pair from Brazil was too immature to take on our household. Our LCC was helpful and did email me and call me numerous times before we finally decided a rematch was in order."  (Large Agency on East Coast)
  • "It should be a rule, every au pair candidate should have a video that is at least 2 minutes long. Stay away from this agency - they just copy the same information on every candidates applications - and I mean word for word." (California Agency)
  • "This agency lied about the Au Pair that I had which went into transition. The Au Pair was mean to my daughter & a licensed counselor recommended that the Au Pair returned home. Instead, our agency placed her with another family. The replacement Au Pair stole my credit card & left my daughter unattended while she stayed in the bathroom yelling at her boyfriend. I'm contemplating suing this agency for a FULL refund; instead of a partial refund! Horrible Agency!" (West Coast)



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