What Host Families say about us

Stories and reviews 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

Danielle's family
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Danielle's family <br/>Liverpool, United Kingdom

We absolutely adore our au pair Asia. We were able to communicate with her through AuPair.com easily, before moving on to have video chats with her. She fits right in with our family and our daughter is really happy around her

Joana's family
Rochester, United Kingdom

Joana's family <br/>Rochester, United Kingdom

Laura was a pleasure to have as a member of our family. She established a very strong bond with both children very quickly and they still miss her a lot. We always felt the children were in safe hands. She was also very helpful around the house and often showed initiative, doing things without having to be asked.

Andrea's family
Camberley, United Kingdom

Andrea's family <br/>Camberley, United Kingdom

Really lovely au pair. Developed a genuine bond with the boys. Very helpful around the horse and reliable. We will miss you Dana!

Monica's family
Genova, Italy

Monica's family <br/>Genova, Italy

Grace is a good girl, but with no experience with little boy, or in cooking... in the period that has been with us he tried to help, although not always succeeded ... But my son loved her, and that was enough

Emily's family
Bexley, United Kingdom

Emily's family <br/>Bexley, United Kingdom

Better than Aupairworld overall apart from new messages too many clicks to get to.

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How to use Aupair.com

There is no easier way to find a candidate 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. 
 
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
Tammy's Au Pair life A story of happiness and au pairing. Read about Tammy's experience with a British family, her daily life and her impressions about the Au Pair life.
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Karli's Au Pair experience in Germany This amazing story from Karli shows how embarking on an Au Pair adventure can open the way to many other experiences in your life! Even if you don't know a lot about the Au Pair program, take the leap and find out!
 
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Amazing experience of an Au Pair in Austria This story of an Au Pair in Austria will make you want to start your Au Pair adventure straight away. Keep reading to know more about Esther's wonderful experience and find out whether this could be right also for you!
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!
 

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
Visa Report 2020

AuPair.com Visa Report 2020

Julia on 31 Mar 2020

Applying for a visa can be very difficult. Learn more about the visa situation in different countries, how to prepare for the interview and what to do when the embassy has rejected your application. 

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Coronavirus and the Au Pair program

How is the Coronavirus affecting the Au Pair program?

Felicia on 30 Mar 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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Host Kids during the quarantine

What to do with your Host Kids during the quarantine

Maryann & Felicia on 24 Mar 2020

Are you running out of ideas to entertain the kids during the quarantine? Are you wondering about the best way to deal with this serious topic with them? Here are some activities that you can do with them during these hard times and some useful tips about keeping the situation under control.

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Info about the Host Countries

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 requirements and the application process in each country

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
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. » » »
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. » » »
Do Au Pairs need their own room?
Yes! One of the main requirements to become a Host Family is the possibility to provide the Au Pair with a private room in your house. The room needs to be at least 8 sqm, has to have proper heating and lighting, a lock for privacy and enough furniture to make it comfortable. » » »
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$. » » »