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Au Pair Foundation -- Agency Profile
Located in Petaluma, California, Au Pair Foundation offers a personal & hands-on approach with each of their host families and au pairs. This boutique agency prides itself on excellent customer service, a responsive staff that is available 24/7 and receives good ratings for their phone service and website features.
What Are Some of Au Pair Foundation's Strengths?
- NEW! Au Pairs from Spain are in high demand today and Au Pair Foundation is ready to match you with one.
Ellen Hoggard tells Au Pair Clearinghouse:
"School language programs and immersion schools are quite popular these days. Predominately, those programs are in Spanish. Therefore, we definitely see a large number of host families who are interested in Spanish speaking au pairs because they want their children to learn the language. By continuing the language immersion and skills at home, the children learn the language that much faster."
- Chinese Au Pairs with Nursing Experience: Au Pair Foundation's Chinese au pairs are older, more mature and have experience in pediatric or intensive care nursing - their qualifications may meet the challenges of a special needs child.
This is what Carrie Compton, from Au Pair Foundation, has to say about the agency:
Finding the Right Au Pair:
"Each au pair agency varies in products they offer and we believe it’s really about finding the right fit for host families. Au Pair Foundation is a small agency that takes the time to speak with each one of our participants and we value the relationships we develop with our families and au pairs. Unlike many agencies, our participants not only have contact information for their local community representative, but also for their Regional Director and the Au Pair Foundation office team. Should they ever need anything, we are just a phone call, or email away. "
Better Au Pairs:
"We are seeing a significant change in our au pair population. Au pairs are more mature and more educated - they are applying to the au pair program with more experience and they are more "savvy" than their predecessors. This is a great change and great news for host parents."
Au Pair Videos:
"We have upgraded our Au Pair Profile feature to now include videos of some of our prospective au pairs. So, in addition to seeing au pair photos and reading a short bio for each au pair, host parents will be able to see and hear each prospective au pair."