Our Au Pair Training School
Your first days in the USA will be spent at the Cultural Care Au Pair Training School located on the campus of St. John’s University on Long Island, about 45 minutes outside of New York City. You’ll be together with other au pairs from around the world who share the same questions, fears and excitement as you! Spending your first four days in the USA at the school is a great way to learn what to expect from your year as an au pair.
You will learn about typical au pair responsibilities, how to effectively interact with children, communicating with your host family and what to do in case of emergencies. We have developed the curriculum for the four-day programme in collaboration with The Children’s Foundation in Washington,D.C. and some of the topics covered include:
- Health and Safety in the Home
- Food & Nutrition
- Common Childhood Illnesses
- Safety and Emergency Education
- Effective Communication
- Au Pairs as Role Models
- Ages & Stages: Birth to Teenage Years
- Age-appropriate Materials and Activities
- Building Self-esteem in Children
- Behavior Management
All of our teachers have experience with childcare and will share their expertise with you – giving plenty of tips and advice so that you can form a great relationship with your host children.
Fun with friends
You will meet au pairs from around the world, who, like you, are about to embark on this new adventure. During your year, you may see them again at monthly meetings and organized outings. You will also get to explore nearby New York City during your free time!
Group projects will allow you to hear the concerns of other au pairs and to work together to brainstorm solutions, under the guidance of your teacher.
The training programme at our school is covered by your programme fee and includes all meals and lodging, and also gives you the opportunity to explore New York City. Perhaps the best part is that you will spend the week with other Cultural Care au pairs who will share the same questions, worry and excitement; you’ll prepare for your adventures together!
Visit our training school website to find more about this exciting Cultural Care-only benefit.