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Oxnard Au Pair Resources

Au Pair Ambassador Michelle K.

Welcome to GreatAuPair USA! My name is Michelle and I am a Local Childcare Coordinator for the greater Oxnard area, located in Ventura County. I work with host families and au pairs to help them have a successful and memorable cultural exchange experience. My passion for cultural exchange began years ago when visiting countries outside of the United States. I love learning about people and their cultures! I enjoy living in the Oxnard area and particularly enjoy Ventura County’s beaches, natural beauty and slower pace of life. Check out the links above to Ventura County area information, resources, and highlights. This is a great place for au pairs to experience life in the United States! I know how critical it is for parents to find loving, compassionate childcare, not just for peace of mind, but also to expose their children to new cultures and languages. Your au pair is not just a childcare provider, but a member of your family and like an older sibling to your child(ren). I look forward to helping you with your childcare needs, and to making new friends as more Host Families across the country join us, especially in the Ventura County area! Sincerely, Michelle

Activities in Oxnard

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

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

3900 Bluefin Cir, Oxnard, CA 93035 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

Heritage Square

715 S A St, Oxnard, CA 93030 Rated 4.4 of 5 View map

The Murphy Auto Museum

1930 Eastman Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030 Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

Marine Emporium Landing

3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

Mullin Automotive Museum

1421 Emerson Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033 Rated 4.8 of 5 View map

Carnegie Art Museum

424 S C St, Oxnard, CA 93030 Rated 4.3 of 5 View map

Magnavino Cellars

961 N Rice Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030 Rated 4.9 of 5 View map

US Navy Seabee Museum

3201 N Ventura Rd, Port Hueneme, CA 93043 Rated 4.9 of 5 View map

Hollywood Beach

Oxnard, CA 93035 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Rancho Ventavo Cellars

741 S A St, Oxnard, CA 93030 Rated 5 of 5 View map

Oxnard Historic Farm Park

1251 Gottfried Pl, Oxnard, CA 93030 Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

2825 Johnson Dr, Ventura, CA 93003 Rated 4.3 of 5 View map

Channel Islands Harbor

3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard, CA 93035 Rated 5 of 5 View map

Marina Park

2950 Pierpont Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

The Ultimate Escape Rooms

1591 Spinnaker Dr Suite 117C, Ventura, CA 93001 Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

Olivas Adobe Historical Park

4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, CA 93001 Rated 4.6 of 5 View map

Golf N Stuff

5555 Walker St, Ventura, CA 93003 Rated 4.3 of 5 View map

Four Brix Winery and Tasting Room

2290 Eastman Ave # 109, Ventura, CA 93003 Rated 4.7 of 5 View map

San Buenaventura State Beach

901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001 Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

Oxnard Transportation

We've got transportation options!

Patterson & Kelp

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Durham School Services

3151 W 5th St Suite A, Oxnard View map

5th & Patterson

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2889 W 5th St, Oxnard View map

Channel Islands & Patterson

Port Hueneme View map

Channel Islands & Victoria

Port Hueneme View map

Channel Isl & Ventura

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Durham School Services

516 W Wooley Rd, Oxnard View map

C Street & Ninth Street SW Corner

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Oxnard Transit Center

Transportation Center, 201 E 4th St, Oxnard View map

Lynden Air Freight

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RPM Transportation, Inc.

6050 King Dr, Ventura View map

Oxnard College WB

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Central Transport

965 Maulhardt Ave, Oxnard View map

Executive Limousine & Coach - ELC

2550 Eastman Ave #6, Ventura View map

Gold Coast Transit District

1901 Auto Center Dr, Oxnard View map

Transportation Department-California

950 County Square Dr # 112, Ventura View map

Ventura County Transportation

950 County Square Dr # 207, Ventura View map

Transportation Department

800 S Victoria Ave # 1620, Ventura View map

Vista Bus 101 South/North

3330 Telegraph Rd, Ventura View map

Oxnard Accredited Schools

Check out these great educational opportunities:

SBBCollege - Administrative Office

5777 Olivas Park Dr Suite A, Ventura Rated 0 of 5 View map

Oxnard College

4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

California Coast Bible College

6360 Telephone Rd, Ventura Rated 0 of 5 View map

Southern California Institute of Law

877 S Victoria Ave Suite 111, Ventura Rated 5 of 5 View map

Trinity School of Nursing

5500 Telegraph Rd, Ventura Rated 4.4 of 5 View map

Ventura College

4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura Rated 4 of 5 View map

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

93042 C Ave, NAS Point Mugu Rated 5 of 5 View map

National University

761 E Daily Dr, Camarillo Rated 5 of 5 View map

California State University Channel Islands

1 University Dr, Camarillo Rated 4.4 of 5 View map

Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu Rated 4.5 of 5 View map

Oxnard Driver's License

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

Oxnard DMV

4050 Saviers Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033 Rated 2.3 of 5 View map

DMV Driver Safety Office

2051 Solar Dr #100, Oxnard, CA 93036 Rated 3.2 of 5 View map

Ventura DMV

4260 Market St, Ventura, CA 93003 Rated 3.3 of 5 View map

California DMV Now

450 S Ventura Rd, Oxnard, CA 93030 Rated 0 of 5 View map

California DMV Now

1291 S. Victoria Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035 Rated 0 of 5 View map

California DMV Now

2101 N Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93036 Rated 0 of 5 View map

California DMV Now

2401 Saviers Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033 Rated 0 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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