The Au Pair Training School
Your first 5 days in the USA take place at the Cultural Care Au Pair Training School. This training school is located in Tarrytown, New York. Everything you need will be provided and a group of Cultural Care employees work at the school full-time. You will meet other au pairs from around the world who have just arrived and are as excited and nervous as you are!
Your schedule at the school will be a mix of intensive training sessions and plenty of time for fun and making new friends while also getting used to America. Classroom time at the Au Pair Training School complements MyAuPairCourses, a set of interactive online modules, and assignments from the Au Pair Travel Kit, all of which must be completed before leaving your home country.
With a modern approach to scenario-based learning, you will be able to put what you learned online into practice. Group projects will allow you to team up with other au pairs. Under the guidance of your teacher you will work together to address various issues and brainstorm solutions. Teachers will also facilitate role-playing and in-depth discussions covering topics such as:
- Food safety and childhood nutrition
- Health in the home
- Safety inside and outside the home
- Child development and age-appropriate activities
- Childrearing in the USA and behavior management strategies
- Building self-esteem in children
- The complexities of the au pair role
- Stress management
- Effective communication and how to build strong relationships
Our training school teachers are all qualified educators, with decades of combined experience. They will share their expertise with you and give you plenty of tips and advice on how to build a great relationship with your host children.
Meet New Friends
Your time at the school is a great chance to meet people from around the world and plan adventures together for your time in the USA. You will also have the opportunity to spend a 1/2 day in New York City exploring the sights!
Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid Training
All Cultural Care au pairs complete the American Heart Association adult and pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid certification programme. Upon successful completion, au pairs receive a two-year certification, plus access to free online skill refreshers and free digital course materials.