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Aupaired Process

AuPaired offers two different services: Consultation and Placement 

Consultation with Rachel Kuchinad

 

We understand that welcoming an au pair into your home can be a daunting idea, especially if you are trying to find an au pair on your own. Contact us to set up a consultation meeting with Rachel, and we'll talk you through what it would look like to find a new addition to your family.​​ 

Rachel will cover every detail including where to look for candidates, how to interview, how to create a schedule, and how to set up your home. For those willing to do their own leg work, Rachel's consulting provides information on how to find an amazing au pair.

"Rachel is the expert- as a mother and an experienced teacher- in knowing how to hire and train great caregivers. Her boutique service makes it all so seamless and easy. She got to know me and my family and what was important to us. She helped me articulate what I really wanted. I also love that Rachel always checks in and has been able to offer advice throughout this process."  -Cindy Capone, host mom

Placement with Kathryn Frederick

 

If you've decided to welcome an au pair as a new family member, but are skeptical in your ability to find one on your own, Kathryn is here to do all the recruiting, interviewing, and vetting for you. She will start by sitting down with you to understand exactly who you are looking for. Does your child need extra help with math homework? Do you need someone who can cook? Has a driver's license? Loves dogs? Your family is different and has specific needs, and we are committed to finding someone who meets them all.

The next step is the vetting process. In the following 8 weeks, Kathryn will be recruiting, interviewing, and background checking in order to find your perfect match. She will share a short-list of candidates, and you will meet with them to conduct interviews. This often takes place virtually (e.g. over Skype). We will converse and share feedback. Of course, the final decision always lies with you. 

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Once a match has been made, Kathryn handles the travel arrangements and provides training. This includes safety, household etiquette and responsibilities as an au pair (and family member!) From the initial search to the time your au pair arrives to your home, Kathryn will be there to make sure this transition goes smoothly. 

Setting You Up For Success

 

Before your au pair arrives you will be given resources to prepare your family for its latest addition. From walking you through the details of being a host family to on-site training for your au pair, we will see you through to the end. 

We also understand that miscommunications happen; therefore, we offer 8 weeks of conflict resolution services to ensure that everyone is on the same page.