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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

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

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!

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.

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.

Bilal's family
Chesterfield, Usa

Bilal's family <br/>Chesterfield, Usa

Been using aupair.com for 5 years now and our experience has been good.

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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
Becca's Au Pair stay in Australia Find out how to move to Australia as an Au Pair! Becca tells us the story of how she did it! So if it's also your dream to move to Australia to become an Au Pair, you don't want to miss this!
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!
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
The truth about my Au Pair life in Germany Gabriela, a Moldovan Au Pair in Germany, tells us her truth about her stay abroad. Follow her story through two different families during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our Blog

Find more information, news and stories from Au Pairs in our blog
New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions for Au Pairs

Patrycja Kotowska on 23 Jan 2023 | 4 min read

Do you want to check some inspirational resolutions? Do you want to know how to stick with them? Check out our newest article!

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Brexit: the consequences for the Au Pair program

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

Elena on 02 Jan 2023 | 10 min read

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 | 20 min read

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 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 » » »
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. » » »
What are the duties of an Au Pair?
The duties of an Au Pair have strictly to do with childcare. The Au Pair lives with a Host Family to experience a cultural exchange and, in return, they help the parents look after the children. They can also help with some light housework, but it is important that the Au Pair's focus remains childcare. » » »
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. » » »