Au Pairs are a safe, flexible, affordable childcare option. Parents face challenges that simply didn't exist a generation ago. We believe childcare should help make parenthood a little easier. By inviting an AuPairCare au pair into your home, you give your family quality, affordable, live-in childcare – with a cultural twist.

For about $350 a week, you'll receive live-in childcare – up to 45 hours per week, regardless of the number of children in your family.

The local area director is the support system for host families as well as au pairs and make sure the guidelines are followed that an au pair does not work more than 10 hours per day and 45 per week. The flexibility of the program is a big plus for families because when the children are in school or camp, the hours do not count towards the 45 hours per week and a family can use those hours in the evening or weekends for babysitting.

Barbara Veldkamp Brown has worked for the company as an Area Director for over ten years. She is a mum, and a former au pair herself and cares passionately about childcare, families and finding the right au pair. Barbara is responsible for the areas of Irvington, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Tarrytown, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye, Rye Brook, West Harrison , Harrison and White Plains. She can be contacted on 914-777-3283

Her colleague Birgitte Stoerger is responsible for New Rochelle, Pelham, Scarsdale, Bronxville area and the two work closely together as a team. 

Cultural Care Au Pair - Francesca Conroy

Francesca Conroy is a Local Childcare Consultant for Cultural Care Au Pair, and lives in the Bronxville PO section of Yonkers. The families that she services believe in the value of the au pair program because of the flexibility and affordability that it provides.  She came to work for Cultural Care Au Pair after looking to house her own au pair. She is available for all questions as well as in-person appointments. She enjoys discussing all the benefits that the program has to offer for you and your family.

Please contact her at

Francesca Conroy



Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor is a postpartum Doula and Local Childcare Consultant in Scarsdale.

She assists families when a new addition arrives, either by birth or adoption. She is a role model for new mothers while she shops, cooks, feeds the family, does the laundry, cares for the siblings, organizes the home, constructs baby equipment and cares for pets. She keeps the new mother connected to world at the same time she protects the new family unit from intrusion and exhaustion.

When a family makes the transition to long-term childcare, Lauren helps them decide what kind of care will work best for them. When a family chooses an au pair, Lauren’s mission is to provide the host families with the best possible service before and during their exchange year. 

Currently, Lauren has 15 families throughout Scarsdale that she speaks to each month about their live-in au pairs. She has monthly meetings with her au pair group to insure that they realize the full nature of this Cultural Exchange Program. She too provides families and au pairs with direct personal contact, support and information throughout the year.

She can assist families across the USA in their search for childcare. With over 3000 au pairs available at any given moment, an inside perspective can help families to articulate their needs.

As a Childbirth and Parent Educator, birth and postpartum doula, Lauren has been providing families with information and support for over 28 years.  

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Lauren moved from Cape Cod to New York City where she met and married Richard Cardinali in 1979. They have three children: twins, Andrea (Keller)and David, born in 1982 and Raymond, born in 1986, a daughter-in-law, Lindsay (Jenkins) and a new son-in-law, Matthew Keller. 

Cultural Care Au Pair - Jennifer Yamuder

Jennifer works in placing au pairs and working with the families to determine if an au pair is the right fit for them. As a host mum to an au pair, Jennifer then moved into working at placing au pairs since 2006 and has helped thousands of families in their search.

The charges are as follows: the agency (Cultural care Au Pair) will charge approximately $8,300 a year. This covers all the administration costs such as air fare, visa, health insurance, car certification, training school, background checks etc. As the host family you will then  pay the Au Pair $195.75 directly.

Cultural Care Au Pair sources men and women ranging from 18- 26 from all over the world in the countries where they have offices. They do not use outside agents to screen the au pairs so a higher standard of care is guaranteed.

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Phone:  (914) 216-8590