House Rules Template

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

This is a copy of what should be available in your Host Family account. One of my families had difficulty finding it recently, so I thought I would copy and paste it here, ¬†beginning with the letter from Cultural Care’s President Dan Sodervall: Dear Host Family,   One very important […]


Revealing Interview Questions!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Before I list potential questions, I want to post a warning: “Perfect” is a fantasy. Within the business, we call “looking for the Perfect Au Pair” “Searching for a Unicorn”. It is a mythical idea. BUT. It is critical that potential Host Families and Au Pairs ask the right questions […]


Matching Hacks! 2018 System

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Okay, you have decided to go for it. You have registered and now you get to delve into the profiles of hundreds of Au Pairs. The new “Search and Select” system is rolling out one country at a time this year, and there have been a number of changes to […]


Sample House Rules

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Are you at a loss as to what that Household Handbook should look like? You should have a template in your Host Family Account, and if you do not, please email me and I will send you one. To give you the vision, here is an example of a completed […]


Taming Media Influence in our Homes

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

One of the biggest concerns host families have is phone use and screen time around children. Our technology¬†is one of our modern two-edged swords. It is wonderful that we can track each other down at any time, capture a fleeting moment with a child without wondering where we put our […]