My husband and I have three kids, and we really needed an affordable childcare alternative that could work with our crazy schedule. When we first checked out Au Pair Care, we were initially concerned about inviting a stranger into our house. How would we pick the right au pair? What if our kids didn??t like her? Au Pair Care was really easy because they have a huge, searchable database with a lot of au pairs to choose from: male and female! Their profiles are fairly extensive, so you can feel comfortable that you know a little more about these people. Plus, the help that you get from the company is awesome: they really learned who we were and what we needed, and matched us with a fabulous au pair from Germany. We even got to skype with her before she came over. Our life has been such a joy since. She has really become part of our family, and shares in all our activities. The kids love her and wish she could move here permanently, and us parents really love having some time to ourselves now and then. We feel comfortable with her because she went through childcare training before , and we know that even if there are problems, there is someone right in our area there to help sort them out. I highly recommend going with these guys!