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Au Pair Agency Profiles
Au Pair Agencies Profiled At the Clearinghouse
Au Pair Agency Profiles highlight the best of each agency we review and rate. Au Pair Clearinghouse offers ratings and reviews of the best au pair agencies in the United States. Find the best au pair agency on our au pair resource website! We identify the best features and benefits of the best au pair agencies in the industry! We use host parents ratings and we contact au pair agency staff for the up-to-date news and agency strengths. To read each individual agency's featured story, click on their links below.
InterExchange Au Pair USA
Located in New York, InterExchange Au Pair USA offers their au pairs a 5 day training orientation in the Big Apple, near Times Square and the Empire State Building. Au pairs love this feature. Their newly updated website includes a sleek, professional look with easier navigation and one of their Japanese au pairs won the prestigious Au Pair of the Year Award! Host parents ratings are mixed for English speaking au pairs, driving skills and overall customer service (2012).
Au Pair Foundation Profile
Located in Novato, California, Au Pair Foundation is a small "boutique" agency that has recently gone through some changes in their administration and they now have a part-time Admissions Officer instead of a Program Director. This agency receives good ratings for their phone service and website features, and they recently upgraded their au pair screening methods!
Great Au Pair
Can't find an au pair with all of the qualities and skills you are looking for? If you are interested in searching a database that has thousands of au pair profiles (compared to hundreds offered by the 14 USA au pair agencies), Great Au Pair may be the answer to your childcare quest!
Expert Au Pair
Located in St. Petersburg, Expert Au Pair services all of Florida and has one of the lowest program fees in the industry. Even though they are a relatively new agency, host parents rated them Number 2 on our Top 3 Agencies for 2009. They keep their eye on good, quality au pairs and great customer service.
Au Pair Care
Headquartered in San Francisco's Financial District, Au Pair Care is one of the premier au pair agencies. They were one of the first agencies designated by the U.S. Department of state (1989) and since then, they have placed over 40,000 au pairs in American homes. They receive good ratings across many areas, including customer service, quality of au pairs and more. Their unique Infant Specialized Infant Program sets them apart from the rest of the best.
Located in Cambridge, MA and founded in 1989, this is the largest agency in the U.S. With a strong marketing campaign and new changes in their recruiting and screening methods, Cultural Care Au Pair is a powerhouse in the industry. They have expanded into China and Thailand and by 2012, they hope to begin recruiting from Ireland. Their website is well-stocked with valuable resources for host families, is user friendly and customer oriented. Cultural Care is media savvy, with twitter and Facebook exposure, online educational videos and counselor blogs. Twice recipients of IAPA’s prestigious Au Pair of the Year Award, this agency is enjoying a nice rebound from their former decline just a few years ago.
What Are Some of Cultural Care’s Strengths? Weaknesses?
Go Au Pair
Located in Murray, Utah, and founded in 1989, this smaller agency is growing. goAUPAIR have several programs, including Au Pair Plus, Educare and Premiere Au Pairs. goAUPAIR now recruits au pairs from China, a new trend in hosting au pairs. Tanna Wilson, Managing Director of goAUPAIR, discusses Chinese au pairs with the Clearinghouse in our exclusive interview. This agency has added more resources on their newly upgraded website and continue to receive solid ratings on our Agency Surveys. Award Winning Agency: Recipient of the IAPA's Au Pair of the Year Award for 2004 and 2005. We expect to see great things from this expanding program!
Agent Au Pair
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you are looking for a small, experienced agency that cares about customer service, you are in luck! Agent Au Pair, located in sunny California has been in business for over 10 years. They are not as expensive as the larger agencies and they have their eye on quality au pairs and great customer service.
If you live in sunny California and you are looking for a small, experienced agency that cares about customer service, you are in luck! CHI Au Pair, located in San Anselmo, California, has been in business since 2004. They are one of the least expensive agencies in the U.S.A. and they have their eye on quality au pairs. CHI AuPairUSA is a Boutique Agency that Offers Personalized Matching and Au Pairs with Great English.