AuPair.com is a multilingual matching agency for Au Pairs and Host Families from all over the world
  • We have brought Au Pairs and Host Families together since 1999
  • We are meeting place to a society of more than 1 million Au Pairs and families
  • You can register and use almost all the features for free

What Host Families say about us

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

Hughs family from Ireland

Great service.....excellent au pair. Time of stay curtailed by..

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Anguss family from United Kingdom

Aida was fantastic, but had to go back to Spain for..

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Marias family from Austria

Best experience ever! We wish he could stay..

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How to Use Aupair.com

There is no easier way to find an Au Pair or 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! Read More

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. Read More

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! Read More

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! Read More

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.

For both parties, the Au Pair program is an excellent way for cultural exchange and the opportunity to experience something completely new and interesting. The Au Pair also has the chance to make international friends from all around the world who are having the same experience.

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
Gretchen, an Au Pair in Denmark Are you thinking of becoming an Au Pair but you are not sure how the process works? Find out what Au Pair Gretchen has done to make her dreams of travelling around Europe come true! Read her amazing story!
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Klaudia's experience in Cyprus Find out what the typical day of an Au Pair looks like! Read about Klaudia's experience as an Au Pair in Cyprus, what her day looks like and more!
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!
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Story of an Australian Au Pair in Italy Even though her experience wasn't the best when she first arrived in Italy, Abbey managed to find a new Host Family and had the time of her life! Here she gives you some advice on how to find the perfect match!

Our Blog

Find more information, news and stories from Au Pairs in our blog
Finding an AuPair/Host Family through Facebook

The Risks of Finding an AuPair/Host Family through Facebook

Sammy-Jo on 14 Feb 2019

Searching for an Au Pair/a Host Family with the help of social media brings various risks that are not worth taking. We have listed some of them for you below.

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Feeling Homesick: my recipe for getting better

Feeling Homesick: my recipe for getting better

Wiktoria on 14 Jan 2019

This week Au Pair Wiktoria is going to talk about her own experience of feeling homesick while she was Au Pairing in Spain. If you too are struggling with this, read her article to find out her amazing tips and steps to take in order to deal with homesickness.

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Fun with food

Fun with food

Leonie on 18 Mar 2019

It’s a rainy day or holiday and you don’t know what to do with your Host Kids? I have just the right solution for you: a fun day of cooking! You might not be the best chef and your kids can be picky eaters. So let them be part of the process. I will show you simple ways to make cooking a fun activity for all of you.

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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 Family....

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 Country....

Do Au Pairs pay taxes?

It depends on the Host Country. In most countries, Au Pairs do not have to pay taxes, as their income is not high enough to be taxable. But it is important to check with your local authorities, they will be able to give you more specific information on the matter....

Do you get paid as an Au Pair?

Yes! In exchange for their help with childcare and some light chores around the house, Au Pairs receive a room, full board and some pocket money that could be given weekly or monthly, depending on the agreements with the Host Family. The amount varies according to the Host Country between 26€ in Germany and 900 $ in USA....