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Care options - Au pairs

What's the Difference Between a Babysitter and a Nanny?

There are endless types of care providers out there, the most common of which are nannies and babysitters. Before you throw yourself into the process of hiring a babysitter or nanny, learn what they have in common and what they don't to choose the child care option that best fits your family... more

Live-in Nanny vs. Au Pair: What's the Difference?

Price, schedules and background are a few of the ways these types of child caregivers differ. The main difference between a live-in nanny and an au pair is that a nanny is a professional child care provider who is usually from your town (or at least from the United States) and... more

On the Park Bench: A nanny’s tips for finding and keeping the ‘one’ (perfect family, that is)

Finding that special someone to love can be difficult. Finding that special family to work for long-term can be just as hard. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Austin-area caregiver Cristy D. From her first gig as an au pair 12 years ago to her current full-time... more