San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2010
America’s only consumer clearinghouse on au pair childcare has developed a unique, third party rating system of evaluating U.S.A. au pair agencies and will now offer exclusive reports and reviews to paid members.
AuPairClearingHouse.com, launched in 2008, provides parents with information on the au pair industry and offers updated news, articles, tips and advice on hiring and hosting an au pair and compares agency costs and services. Additionally, AuPairClearinghouse.com reviews au pair guides, books, blogs and websites and offers feature articles from au pair experts.
Despite the weak economy, the number of au pairs coming to the USA continues to soar and increasing childcare costs are driving this trend. Au pair agencies charge significantly less than daycare or nanny services for the same number of childcare hours. There is a downside - au pairs are young, may not drive or speak English well and generally do not have much childcare experience. Parents need to identify reliable agencies that adequately screen their au pairs and provide consistent, on-going support throughout the year’s contract. Au pair agency websites may all look alike but not all agencies provide the same level of screening and customer service.
AuPairClearinghouse.com provides the critical information parents need that most agencies don’t share with their customers – they also provide a Family Forum and blog where parents can share advice, tips and information about au pairs. Au Pair Clearinghouse’s mission is to help parents make educated decisions when hiring an au pair.
A special feature is their yearly “Top Au Pair Agencies” list that identifies the best and worst au pair agencies. The new membership service has three plans to meet every parent’s needs and costs are inexpensive – a yearly plan costs $7.50 a month.
An Educated Parent Makes the Best Childcare Consumer.
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