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

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!

Melissa's family
Cordova, Usa

Melissa's family <br/>Cordova, Usa

Thank you for helping me to connect with this lovely young lady! We are so looking forward to inviting her into our home next month.

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.

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.

Katie's family
Byron, Usa

Katie's family <br/>Byron, Usa

Easy site to navigate. Tons of candidates. Took me less than a week to hire someone

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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
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
Rishee, her Au Pair story in Turkey Finding the perfect Host Family is not easy. It took three years to Rishee to find a match and, in the end, it was totally worth it! Read Rishee's experience and don't ever give up!
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
Nodira's life as an Au Pair in Germany Nodira is an Au Pair from Tajikistan and has worked for a family in Germany. In her experience report, she gives an insight into her everyday life and tells what she is doing now, four years later. 
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. 

Your Online Au Pair Agency

 
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!

Our Blog

Find more information, news and stories from Au Pairs in our blog
Moving to Portugal: what you need to know

Moving to Portugal: what you need to know

Sabrina on 26 Jan 2021

Portugal has become a very popular destination for expats from all over the world. Here is some information about this beautiful country and its culture for those interested in moving to this destination.

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Host Family and Au Pair of the year

Host Family and Au Pair of the year: Meet the winners

Julia on 10 Mar 2021

Today we celebrate the Host Family and the Au Pair of the year! We have selected the best stories and are happy to honor each winner's story. Get inspiration for your own Au Pair year!

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Coronavirus and the Au Pair program

How is the Coronavirus affecting the Au Pair program?

Felicia on 18 Nov 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 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
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. » » »
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 » » »
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 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. » » »