After 11 years as a local coordinator for another au pair agency, it is my pleasure to join Cultural Care.
I bring both experience as a coordinator along with 14 years experience as a host mom. The Au Pair program with it’s cultural exchange can offer children of all ages a wide exposure to the world, the many different types of cultures, and people and the interesting similarities that everyone has. Having been a host mom, for so many years, I can empathize with host families, and the challenges that they may encounter at different stages in the au pair relationship. I was and continue to be a full time working mom, so I also totally understand the importance of support and time.
For au pairs, having a daughter in that age group, who continues to travel and grow through her experiences through out the world, I have a special insight into their way of thinking, some of their special needs and how to insure that their year is one of growth, and development.
I still maintain many relationships across the globe with au pairs that have either been a part of my family or a part of my cluster group over the years. In fact, I have travelled to many places just to visit au pairs that have been a part of my family. It has been an extraordinary experience for both my daughter (who is now 23) and myself. In fact, I believe that the path of life’s work my daughter has chosen directly correlates to her experiences having au pairs from the time she was 1 month old.
With a degree in child psychology, and 30+ years as a marketing/account person I’ve integrated my skills to bring both families and au pairs a support strength, and relationship to help and grow with.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012 9:35 PM