Basic Rules & Regulations

Some Important States Department Rules and Information you should Know:


  • Our Program Director is Karen Place and she can be reached at 1-800-333-6056
  • If you have an emergency after hours you can call the Cultural Care emergency number 24 hours a day at 1-800-333-6056 if it is after hours please give the person picking up the call all the information and someone will get back to you shortly.
  • Au pairs may not provide more than 45 hours per week and no more than 10 hours per day of childcare under any circumstances including situations in which au pairs are left home alone overnight with the children.
  • Au pair responsibilities must relate solely to the care of the children and may not include heavy household chores
  • Au pairs may not work outside their host family’s home under any circumstances including babysitting for neighbors.
  • Au pairs may not provide additional childcare (in excess of the 45 hours per week) for additional compensation to their own host families.
  • Au pairs may not be left alone with infants under 3 months of age under any circumstances. If an au pair is asked to care for an infant under 3 months, a parent or responsible adult must be present in the home at all times.
  • Au Pairs get 2 weeks paid vacation
  • You are required to attend monthly meetings and your host family needs to give you the time to attend.
  • Driving the car is a privilege and should not be abused and all rules set up for use of the car by your host family should be followed or this privilege can be taken away.