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Franklin Park Au Pair Resources

Au Pair Ambassador Karina M.

Hello and welcome! My name is Karina and I am a Local Childcare Coordinator for GreatAuPair. I support both host families and au pairs to help them have a successful and memorable cultural exchange year. I can help introduce you to vetted and qualified au pairs. I know how extremely critical it is for parents to find loving, compassionate childcare for their precious little ones, not just for their peace of mind but also for the safety and well-being of their children. I look forward to helping you with your childcare needs and making new friends as more Host Families across the country join our life-changing au pair program! Please let me know how I can assist you. Sincerely, Karina

Activities in Franklin Park

There is lots to do in Franklin Park! Here are just a few options:

Bonkerz Amusement Center

4437 NJ-27 #1a, Princeton, NJ 08540 Rated 4.2 of 5 View map

Colonial Park

156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve

Princeton, NJ 08540 Rated 4.8 of 5 View map

Crystal Springs Family Waterpark

380 Dunhams Corner Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 Rated 4.3 of 5 View map

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park

145 Mapleton Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve

80 Scotts Corner Rd, East Windsor, NJ 08512 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Johnson Park

Johnson Park Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Princeton Battlefield State Park

500 Mercer Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

D&R Canal State Park

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

Washington Valley Park

Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807 Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

iPlay America

110 Schanck Rd, Freehold Township, NJ 07728 Rated 4.2 of 5 View map

Sourland Mountain Preserve

421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

Roosevelt Park

151 Parsonage Rd, Edison, NJ 08837 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Grounds For Sculpture

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619 Rated 4.8 of 5 View map

Northlandz

495 US-202, Flemington, NJ 08822 Rated 4.2 of 5 View map

Princeton Battle Monument

55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540 Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

16 Business Route 33, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

Inman Park

Somerset, NJ 08873 Rated 4.4 of 5 View map

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Duke Island Park

Old York Rd, Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Franklin Park Transportation

We've got transportation options!

Kendall Park - Shopping Center

South Brunswick Township View map

Central Transport

1305 Livingston Ave, North Brunswick Township View map

North Oaks Blvd westbound at Livingston Ave

North Brunswick Township View map

Livingston Ave at Brent St#

North Brunswick Township View map

Livingston Ave southbound at Jessica Ln

North Brunswick Township View map

Middlesex County Department of Transportation

711 Jersey Ave, New Brunswick View map

Suburban Transit

750 Somerset St, New Brunswick View map

Rutgers Department of Transportation Services

55 Commercial Ave, New Brunswick View map

Somerset County Transportation Office

750 E Main St, Bridgewater Township View map

US Transportation Department

840 Bear Tavern Rd, Ewing Township View map

US Government Transportation Department

820 Bear Tavern Rd # 306, Ewing Township View map

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

1085 Raymond Blvd 17th Floor, Newark View map

Franklin Park Accredited Schools

Check out these great educational opportunities:

Keller Graduate School of Management- North Brunswick Campus

1, 1 US-1, North Brunswick Township Rated 5 of 5 View map

Chamberlain University College of Nursing

630 US-1, North Brunswick Township Rated 3.4 of 5 View map

New Brunswick Theological Seminary

35 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

Pillar College - Somerset Campus

600 Apgar Dr, Somerset Rated 4 of 5 View map

Rutgers–New Brunswick

New Brunswick Rated 4.1 of 5 View map

Princeton University

Princeton Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Strayer University

242 Old New Brunswick Rd Suite 220, Piscataway Rated 4.4 of 5 View map

Achieve Test Prep

100 Overlook Center, Princeton Rated 0 of 5 View map

gracehillbiblecollege

Plainfield Rated 0 of 5 View map

Sierra Allied Health Academy, Inc.

120 W 7th St, Plainfield Rated 3.2 of 5 View map

Rider University Brodsky College of Business

Sweigart Hall 215, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville Rated 2.5 of 5 View map

Thomas Edison State University

111 W State St, Trenton Rated 3.3 of 5 View map

Strayer University

3800 Horizon Blvd Suite 100, Feasterville-Trevose Rated 2.5 of 5 View map

Franklin Park Driver's License

Here are some places to get a driver's license:

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission South Brunswick Agency

2236 US-130 North, Dayton, NJ 08810 Rated 2.8 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Kilmer Vehicle Inspection/Driver Testing Center

33 Kilmer Rd, Edison, NJ 08817 Rated 2.3 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

10 Roosevelt Pl, Somerville, NJ 08876 Rated 4 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

3200 Brunswick Pike Route 1 North, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648 Rated 2.5 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

34 Center St, Springfield Township, NJ 07081 Rated 1.9 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

45 Kilmer Rd, Edison, NJ 08817 Rated 1.8 of 5 View map

DMV-Fonterra Excipients

902 Carnegie Center Blvd # 440, Princeton, NJ 08540 Rated 0 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

120 S Stockton St &, E Front St, Trenton, NJ 08611 Rated 2.1 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

5000 Hadley Rd, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 Rated 3.6 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

811 Okerson Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728 Rated 2.7 of 5 View map

Franklin Sewerage Authority

70 Commerce Dr, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

2236 US-130, Dayton, NJ 08810 Rated 5 of 5 View map

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

404 E Washington Ave, Washington, NJ 07882 Rated 3.8 of 5 View map

Middlesex County Department of Transportation

711 Jersey Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Rated 0 of 5 View map

South Brunswick Municipal Building

540 Ridge Rd, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Rated 3.1 of 5 View map

Franklin Twp Public Works Department

40 Churchill Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rated 4 of 5 View map

Franklin Township Municipal Building

475 Demott Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rated 3 of 5 View map

Why host an au pair?

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Culturally rich, yet so affordable.

For as little as $1703 per month*, you get experienced live-in childcare 45 hours per week. Plus, you could qualify for a childcare tax credit up to $6,000.

  • Affordable at just $393/week*
  • Flexible care when you need it
  • Experienced with 1,200+ hours
  • Dependable live-in childcare
  • Legal J-1 visa, up to 2 years
  • Trusted by families since 2001
*Participants are free to agree to compensation higher than the legally applicable minimum au pair stipend, which must comply with all legal requirements, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and U.S. Department of State regulations. Au pairs can provide no more than 10 hours of childcare per day and 45 hours per week.

Common Au Pair Questions

Au pairs participating in the U.S. Au Pair Program are young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who come to the United States and live as an extended member of their host family while also completing 6 credit hours of school. An au pair provides up to 45 hours per week of live-in childcare in exchange for a private room, board and a minimum weekly stipend. Au pairs expose families to other cultures, languages and customs, offering valuable cross-cultural experience.

Because au pairs are visiting the U.S. as an exchange visitor on a federal exchange program that allows them to provide childcare, they represent one of the most affordable childcare and cultural exchange programs available, especially for families with more than one child.

A nanny is strictly a domestic employee whereby an au pair is a participant in a federally sponsored cultural exchange program. An au pair is welcomed and treated as a member of your extended family. Children receive an enriching cultural experience that is not always available from a nanny.

An au pair must meet specific criteria to participate in a government-sponsored Au Pair Program. In the United States, au pairs must be between the ages of 18-26 with demonstrable childcare experience, who come to the U.S. to stay with a family for a cultural exchange experience for one year. Au pairs typically don't make a career out of childcare work as nannies more often do.

Many families and au pairs participate in government authorized au pair exchange programs where there are defined rules and requirements. See Family Requirements or Au Pair Requirements for more information. The relationship between a nanny and family is that of employer and employee, not governed by the regulations of a federal exchange program.

Nannies are not required to meet the strict vetting, experience and training requirements of the Au Pair Program. Nannies are not necessarily seeking a cultural exchange experience, rather, it may be more of a career-building experience in childcare they are seeking.

An au pair visiting the US through a legitimate Au Pair Program sponsor designated by the US Department of State will be issued a J-1 Au Pair Visa that is valid for one year and may be extended for a second year. Afte the second year, the au pair must return home. The au pair may reapply to the Au Pair Program again after two years if she or he is still eligible.

In exchange for room, board, and a weekly stipend, your au pair will work for up to 45 hours a week helping you calm temper tantrums, conquering your kid's laundry, assisting with morning and bedtime routines, whipping up kids' meals and school lunches, solving burning math questions, transporting kids to school and activities, playing and having fun, and most importantly providing you with the satisfaction of knowing you can count on the best childcare possible.

For most parents, there simply aren't enough hours in the day to cross everything off the continuous 'to do' list, let alone have fun with your children, and find free time for yourself. It's a different story with an au pair. Not only will an au pair play with and supervise the kids, she will also help you with all child-related tasks:

  • Preparing meals and cleaning up afterwards
  • Making school lunches
  • Help with bathtime
  • Driving kids to school and activities
  • Helping with homework and tutoring
  • Doing kids' laundry
  • Keeping kids' rooms tidy and organized
  • Other specific duties as related to caring for the kids in your family

You might notice that au pairs are not responsible for heavy housework, yardwork, pet care, laundry, or meals for the entire family. However, they are also members of the family, as such you may ask them to participate in general household responsibilities that are shared among family members.

An au pair cannot be left as the sole-caregiver in charge of the children and household while host parents are out of town. Au pairs cannot work more than 10 hours a day which includes sleeping hours if they are responsible for the children. You should have another responsible adult available to relieve the au pair and assist with the overall management of the household in your absence.

Most au pairs are interested in getting out and socializing and going to school in their free time. Our experience is that placements are most successful if night shifts are avoided.

GreatAuPair does not determine au pair compensation. Au pair compensation is negotiated and decided upon between the au pair (the employee) and the host family (the Employer). The U.S. Department of State, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor has set the legally applicable federal minimum weekly au pair stipend at $195.75, subject to the FLSA, however, au pairs and host families are free to agree upon au pair compensation that may be higher than the legally applicable federal minimum au pair stipend.

The minimum weekly au pair stipend for the U.S. Au Pair Program is directly connected to the U.S. federal minimum wage. The minimum Au Pair stipend is based on the U.S. Department of Labor's formula that includes credit for the room and board Host Families provide for their Au Pairs. The room and board credit currently is 40% of an au pair's credited compensation.

If an au pair was to work 45 hours per week for 51 weeks at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour that would result in $16,638.75. If you subtract the 40% room and board credit from that amount, then the result is $9,983.25, which is then divided by 51 weeks, which results in $195.75.

Department of State regulations strictly prohibit an au pair from working more than 45 hours a week and 10 hours a day. Even if your au pair would like to earn the extra money for extra hours, it is strictly prohibited.

No, an au pair can only live with and work for one family.

No, au pairs are not permitted to work for other families.

Many families find that having their au pair accompany them on vacation is a great way to gain some extra free time and enjoy a second set of hands. Plus, your au pair benefits by having a rewarding and fun experience with your family. If an au pair accompanies you on a family vacation, the hours worked are counted and she continues to earn her stipend. An au pair should not be held responsible for costs associated with the family vacation other than special purchases/entertainment, etc. that the au pair chooses.

If you are traveling outside of the United States, it is your responsibility to check with that country's embassy to find out any visa regulations that might apply to your au pair. Your au pair will also need to submit her DS-2019 form to GreatAuPair for signature well in advance of the travel dates. The signature by a Responsible Officer at GreatAuPair demonstrates the au pair is in good standing on the au pair program and is necessary for re-entry to the United States.

Au pairs in their extension year may not be able to leave the country, as their original 12-month visa may have expired. Please be sure to check with GreatAuPair before leaving the country with an au pair on her extension year.

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