Hire an American Au Pair

Due to the current health crisis, the US government decided to keep the borders closed until the end of 2020. This also affects the J1 visa for Au Pairs. On July 17, the US Department of State announced that there will be exceptions to the Presidential Proclamations. Please read more here. You can also contact our American partner agency Agent Au Pair directly.

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.

Alessia's family
Morris Plains, Usa

Alessia's family <br/>Morris Plains, Usa

Very creative and sweet girl. She loves to play with the kids and the kids had looking for her all the time.

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!

Olla's family
Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Olla's family <br/>Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Fantastic. Easy to use website. Have recommended to friends. Au pair is really good with my children. Settling well into the family.

Amalia's family
Santander, Spain

Amalia's family <br/>Santander, Spain

She was great but she has to come back earlier than she thought so I have to begin the process again.

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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! » » »

Au Pair Definition - Who is an Au Pair?

Au Pair Definition
An Au Pair is a young person that wants to experience another culture and learn a new language by living in a foreign country with a Host Family. In exchange for a private room and some pocket money, the Au Pair takes care of tasks related to childcare and easy household chores. They are considered temporary "big brothers or sisters" for the Host Children and will hopefully become a new additional member to the Host Family. 
 
Au Pair Visa Check
In some cases Au Pairs might need a visa or a work permit. Use our visa checking tool to find out whether the Au Pair needs a visa. 

Au Pair.com Overview

Over 20 years of experience
More than 1 M happy users
Host Families from 78 countries
Au Pairs 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
Story of Lena au pairing in Italy Are you wondering what the day of an Au Pair in Italy looks like? Lena tells us the story of her Au Pair experience in a lovely town near Milan, the amazing adventures she had with her Host Family and a lot more!
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Au Pair adventure in Dubai Roxane took a short break from her studies in April and used the opportunity to benefit from an Au Pair adventure in Dubai! Read her story now!
 
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
My year in Germany as an Au Pair from Peru Abigail from Peru has developed both professionally and personally during her Au Pair year in Germany. In her field report she tells about her way to independence. 
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
The experience of an Au Pair in England Are you wondering what a typical day of an Au Pair looks like? Here you will be able to find out! Read about what the typical tasks and routine are through Klaudia's amazing story!

Full service Agency

 
AuPair.com is an online matching platform - which is safe and easy to use. As an online matching agency, 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!

Our Blog

Find more information, news and stories from Au Pairs in our blog
Allow Au Pairs to enter Germany & France- Petition

Allow Au Pairs to enter Germany & France - Petition

Julia on 14 Sep 2020

The entry stop for Au Pairs unnecessarily increases the burden on families: Au Pairs from third countries are not allowed to enter the country at the moment. Please support the petition so that families can finally receive support again!

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Coronavirus and the Au Pair program

How is the Coronavirus affecting the Au Pair program?

Felicia on 29 Jul 2020

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's culture integration

How to integrate the Au Pair's language and culture in your family

Elena on 21 Jul 2020

In this article, we have gathered different strategies and techniques to help you integrate the Au Pair’s culture and language into your family life! If all this sounds interesting to you, keep reading!

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Au Pair around the world

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 » » »
What is an Au Pair expected to do?
The Au Pair is expected to look after the Host Children and to help the Host Family run the household by doing some light chores around the house. Every Host Family has different needs, but it is important that the Au Pair does not do housework that should be done by a housekeeper. » » »
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$. » » »
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. » » »