Before you depart to the USA you’ll spend 3 days at our online Training School!
Virtual classes at our Training School will kick start your au pair journey—so get ready for world class preparation and a new au pair network!
Our Training School is a fun and interactive way to complete your online au pair training and orientation. You will attend live online classes with our teachers, undergo CPR training and one-on-one skills assessment, and join virtual socials to connect with au pairs who will arrive to the USA at the same time and region as you.
With a modern approach to scenario-based learning, you will work with your teachers and other au pairs to address various issues and brainstorm solutions. Teachers will also facilitate role-playing and in-depth discussions covering topics such as:
- Food safety and childhood nutrition
- Health in the home
- Safety inside and outside the home
- Child development and age-appropriate activities
- Child-rearing in the USA and behavior management strategies
- Building self-esteem in children
- Complexities of the au pair role
- Stress management
- Effective communication and how to build strong relationships
Learn from qualified instructors
Our training school teachers are all qualified educators, with decades of combined experience. They will share their expertise with you and give you plenty of tips and advice on how to build a great relationship with your host children.
Receive adult and pediatric CPR and first aid training
All Cultural Care au pairs complete the American Heart Association adult and pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid certification programme. Upon successful completion, au pairs receive a two-year certification, plus access to free online skill refreshers and digital course materials.
Meet new friends from around the world
Your time at the training school is a great chance to meet people from around the world. You will have virtual social sessions where you can make new friends and plan adventures together during your time in the USA.