About me

As a Cultural Care representative, I am a resource for families who are considering hosting an au pair. I am an advocate for this unique form of childcare that provides families with a great deal of flexibility at an affordable price, while also providing a valuable cultural exchange experience for both host families and au pairs. Perhaps you are comparing au pairs to daycares or nannies, or looking for help with school-aged children before and after school. I can help you determine if au pair childcare is the right childcare solution for you.

My name is Uschi Schmidt and I live in beautiful Chicago land. I have the most handsome and fun husband and 3 beautiful daughters. Hinrich and I were born in Germany and we both came to the USA about 17 years ago to live, laugh and love here. I am very fortunate to being able to stay at home for my girls. I love to help others and so I started as a Childcare Coordinator with Cultural Care AuPair in 2009. I love finding the right family for a wonderful AuPair 🙂 I think it is awesome, that these young people want to share their love for children with families oversees,  and at the same time expose our families here in the USA to a wonderful cultural exchange.