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What Host Families say about us

Read authentic experience reports families around the world who have hired an Au Pair to take care of their children and have been part of the cultural exchange

Lisa's family
Colorado Springs, Usa

Lisa's family <br/>Colorado Springs, Usa

Our Au-pair has been absolutely amazing! We are so lucky and only wish she could stay longer.

Alex's family
Byron, Usa

Alex's family <br/>Byron, Usa

Easy site to navigate. Tons of candidates. Took me less than a week to hire someone

Daniel's family
Wimauma, Usa

Daniel's family <br/>Wimauma, Usa

AuPair.com put us in touch with several excellent candidates, including one we ultimately decided to match with. It was just the resource we needed.

Melissa's family
Cordova, Usa

Melissa's family <br/>Cordova, Usa

Thank you for helping me to connect with this lovely young lady! We are so looking forward to inviting her into our home next month.

Gaby Dorough's family
Houston, Usa

Gaby Dorough's family <br/>Houston, Usa

Aupair.com made it extremely easy to find a good match for our family. I will definitely recommend it to any of my friends looking to participate in this awesome program. My only suggestion would be push notifications for messages so we can respond in more real time!

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How to use AuPair.com

There is no easier way to find a candidate or a Host Family!

The first step in your Au Pair search is the online registration on AuPair.com. Register for free and start a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Create your profile now! » » »

Are you looking for a flexible childcare solution? Do you want to work abroad and already have experience in the field of childcare? Then the Au Pair program is just right for you! Find Au Pairs/ Host Families who match your search criteria and become a Premium member. » » »

Use our secure messaging system to get in touch with your future Au Pair or Host Family. Make an appointment for an Au Pair interview. Are you wondering how? We will show you! » » »

The most important step in your Au Pair search is the agreement between both sides. Make sure to discuss important matters such as duties, hours and pocket money and sign the contract! » » »

Your Online Au Pair Agency

Service for Agencies
AuPair.com is an online matching agency - which is safe and easy to use. As an online matching platform, we cannot directly take part in the Au Pair  arrangement process, since we are not a full service agency. However, we can help you with useful information on our website. 
 
If you do not want to organize your Au Pair stay yourself, get in touch with one of our reliable partner Au Pair agencies, who will guide you through the whole process and your Au Pair stay!

Au Pair.com Overview

Over 20 years of experience
More than 1 M happy users
Host Families from 78 countries
Candidates from 190 countries

Membership options

You can choose between two different memberships on AuPair.com. Find out in detail what the differences and the advantages of each option are.
Basic Members on AuPair.com
AuPair.com is one of the world’s biggest Au Pair matching platforms, giving the opportunity to everyone to enter the amazing world of Au Pairing!
Beyond the chance to find out if your potential Au Pair or Host Family is interested in you, with a Basic profile AuPair.com offers you useful articles and blog posts for both Au Pairs and Host Families, which will help you getting to know more about the program.
Documents that are needed for your Au Pair stay, such as the Au Pair contract and the invitation letter, and many more helpful tools can also be found on our website with a Basic profile.
 
Premium Members on AuPair.com
The Premium Membership allows you to contact ALL users directly! It's the easiest and fastest way to find your perfect match!
You will be able to contact other users directly through personalized messages and exchange personal data and contact details with them.
If you have a Premium Host Family profile, you will also receive a handbook for Host Families with additional tips and information on the Au Pair program, as well as a more detailed version of the Au Pair contract!

Au Pair Experiences

Read stories of Au Pairs who already had a wonderful experience with their Host Families
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Luisina, an Argentinian Au Pair in Germany Luisina answered our questions about her Au Pair stay in Germany, coming all the way from Argentina! Enjoy her experience report and ask her some more questions!
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Nodira's life as an Au Pair in Germany Nodira is an Au Pair from Tajikistan and has worked for a family in Germany. In her experience report, she gives an insight into her everyday life and tells what she is doing now, four years later. 
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Luba, a Russian Au Pair in Spain Luba has been an Au Pair twice, once in the south of France and once in San Sébastian, in the north of Spain. In her experience report she shares her impressions. 
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Sophie’s Au Pair story in New Zealand Sophie always knew that she wanted to gain international experience before becoming an elementary teacher. An Au Pair year in New Zealand was the perfect choice for her.

Our Blog

Find more information, news and stories from Au Pairs in our blog
Brexit: the consequences for the Au Pair program

Brexit: what are the consequences for the Au Pair program?

Elena on 24 Dec 2021

Will the EU Au Pairs still be able to travel without a visa? Will the rules change for the non-EU Au Pairs as well? Let's try to understand what the consequences of Brexit could be.

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Alice from AuPair.com is sharing her story

Alice from AuPair.com is sharing her story of being an Au Pair in Ireland for ten months

Alice on 15 Aug 2022

My name is Alice and I work as a Marketing Manager at AuPair.com. Eight years ago I was very lucky to be able to spend some months as an Au Pair in Ireland. In this blogpost I would like to inspire future Au Pairs to consider going to the beautiful green island that I have totally fallen in love with.

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Au Pair in Poland: Useful tips

Au Pair in Poland: Useful tips for an enjoyable stay

Ewa on 11 Jul 2022

Are you thinking about becoming an Au Pair in Poland? Here are some tips to help you understand Polish culture.

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Au Pair World Wide

There are times in life when you notice that you need a change. Whether you are a candidate seeking for the adventure of your life or a Host Family who wants to extend their family boundaries - you can find your match with AuPair.com. Find more details about the Au Pair requirements and the application process in the world.

Frequently Asked Question

Do you have any questions about the program or our website? We are always happy to help! Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions
Can an Au Pair have a second job?
It depends. If the Au Pair is an EU citizen and is staying within the EU, then he/she can have another job. For the rest of the cases, it depends on the visa the Au Pair holds, the amount of hours she already works and the specific labour laws of the Host » » »
Can you hire an Au Pair without an agency?
Yes! By using an online matching platform like AuPair.com, you will be able to get in touch with Au Pairs from all over the world and organise the Au Pair stay directly with them. The only exception is the USA and NL, where it is necessary to get in touch with a certified agency in order to get the J1 visa. » » »
How much do you get paid as an Au Pair?
How much you get paid as an Au Pair depends on the host country’s Au Pair program regulation, how many hours you work and if you fulfil any extra tasks. The Au Pair’s pocket money is regulated by the Au Pair program regulations and ranges between 200 $ and 900 $ per month. » » »
How much does it cost to become an Au Pair?
How much it costs to become an Au Pair depends on many factors, e.g. the chosen host country and optional Au Pair agency fees. The Au Pair needs to cover the costs for visa and flight ticket. In some countries, they also have to pay for the insurance. All in all the Au Pair program will cost around 100-2000$. » » »