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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

Elena's family
North Oaks, Usa

Elena's family <br/>North Oaks, Usa

We found the perfect Au Pair, first on AuPair.com. She has been with us for almost two years. We went with the AgentAuPair company, and they have been very good.

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.

Joseph's family
Glendora, Usa

Joseph's family <br/>Glendora, Usa

It is a very good website that has many candidates available, the system runs very smoothly and we can find many profiles of different kind. Whenever I have enquiries the platform replied to me in time so we are very happy with this platform and we will keep continue using it.

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

Eric's family
Alpena, Usa

Eric's family <br/>Alpena, Usa

It has been very easy to search for the perfect candidate on AuPair.com. I think this is a great program.

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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
When a Family finds a perfect match Read Stuart's story about his wife and how they found a perfect caregiver who was able to support them in these difficult times.
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
My Au Pair stay in Southern England German Au Pair Veronika spent her stay in the south of England, on the Isle of Wight. In her experience report she presents life as an Au Pair on an island.
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Jonalyn's Au Pair story Jonalyn explains how her experience in Norway as an Au Pair was: how she found her host family, what she did with them and a lot more! Keep reading and discover how you can also join the Au Pair program!

Our Blog

Find more information, news and stories from Au Pairs in our blog
Dealing with homesickness during the Holidays

6 tips for dealing with homesickness during the Holidays

Genesis Rivas on 02 Jul 2022

Being abroad and feeling homesick is normal, especially during the holiday season. Read our article and learn 6 tips to help you cope better with feelings of homesickness. 

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Fun Christmas Activities For Kids

10 Fun Christmas Activities For Kids

Charity on 02 Jul 2022

Make your holidays truly memorable with these 10 fun Christmas activities that both the kids and the adults will enjoy!

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Coronavirus and the Au Pair program

How is the Coronavirus affecting the Au Pair program?

Felicia on 30 Mar 2022

Given the worldwide concerns about the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, we decided to deal with the topic from the Au Pairs’ and the Host Families’ perspective. What are the consequences of the coronavirus on the Au Pair program? Find out all the measures taken by every country.

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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 Au Pairs work more than 45 hours?
No. Every country has its own regulations for how many hours/week the Au Pair is allowed to work, and they correspond to a specific monthly pocket money. In some countries, like the USA, this includes extra babysitting hours. In other Host Countries it depends on the agreement between Au Pair and Host » » »
What is the age limit to be an Au Pair?
The Au Pair program has specific age requirements for the participants in almost each country. In most of the countries, this age limit is between 17 and 30 years. But there are some exceptions. In Germany and the US for example, Au Pairs must be between 18 and 26 years old. » » »
How many hours a week can an Au Pair work?
Every Host Country has different regulations in terms of working hours for the Au Pair. They could go from a maximum of 20 hours/week in some countries to 45 in others. Check the specific Au Pair programs for every Host Country and write down the details in the Au Pair contract. » » »
Is an Au Pair tax-deductible?
It is possible to get a tax refund for childcare in many countries. Whether the costs for an Au Pair are refundable or partly refundable depends on the Host Family’s home country regulations. Furthermore, the Au Pair should always get paid via bank. Cash payments will not be considered by the finance office. » » »