Local au pairs go on a safety outing

Courtesy of Marcela Croutch

Courtesy of Marcela Croutch

LEARNING THE ROPES—A group of 18 au pairs who work in the Conejo Valley and Camarillo attend a Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention training at Fire Station 144 in Westlake Village on Nov. 5. The training is part of the Cultural Care Au Pair organization’s ongoing Continuing Safety Education Program, which requires local childcare consultants to review safety education with au pairs throughout their year-long stay in the United States. Au pairs also learn safety protocol during their four-day stay at the Cultural Care Au Pair training school in New York before they arrive to their host families’ homes. On this day, the group learns skills in fire and carbon monoxide poisoning prevention, the importance of smoke detectors and holiday safety tips.