IAPA member PROaupair wins four gold medals for childcare services in San Francisco Bay area
IAPA member PROaupair, a boutique au pair agency specialising in live-in professional childcare, is pleased to announce it has received Gold Awards for “Best Nanny Agency” and “Best Special Needs Resource” in both San Francisco and the East Bay, as part of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s 2015 “Best of the Best” readers selection contest.
“It is such an honor and privilege for PROaupair to receive four gold awards in childcare from Bay Area Parent magazine this year,” said Susan Asay, founder and CEO of PROaupair. “These awards are a testament to our loyal host families, most of whom have children with special needs, and the high level of confidence they have in our au pairs and our programme.”
PROaupair has been placing professional au pairs with American host families throughout the Bay Area and the United States since 2008 and is the only au pair agency that specializes in both professional au pairs and au pairs for families with special needs.
“Bay Area families value the flexibility and reliability that professional, live-in childcare offers – particularly for infants, multiples and children with special needs,” said Asay. “They also appreciate the value. Unlike nanny agencies that typically charge more than $20 per hour, not including benefits, PROaupair’s services cost about $12 an hour – a huge savings.”
All PROaupair au pair candidates have professional degrees and training in such fields as paediatric nursing, occupational and physical therapy, early childhood education, and special education. Au pairs can work up to 45 hours per week and live with their American host family for up to two years.
Founded in 2008, PROaupair is a boutique au pair agency designated by the U.S. Department of State and the only au pair agency specialising in live-in professional childcare. PROaupair’s professional au pairs all have degrees and/or significant experience in fields such as paediatric nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and early childhood education. PROaupair places au pairs with families in the U.S. and Australia and maintains offices in the U.S., Australia and Germany.