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, ┬ábeginning with the letter from Cultural Care’s President Dan Sodervall: Dear Host Family,   One very important […]


The DMV- how to avoid the worst situations

Thursday, 16 August 2018

It’s the LAW. Au Pairs must get a New Jersey license within 60 days of arrival to their NJ home. And yet there are all kinds of stumbling blocks put in the way! Here are a few tips I have learned over the last 18 months: Be prepared. Bring a […]


Kindness has a ripple effect!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

One of the most interesting and hardest things about inviting a stranger from another part of the world, or being willing to live in a stranger’s house on the other side of the world, is the emotional journey. Most people are not prepared for it. It is a good idea […]


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 […]