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

Marta's family
Norwich, United Kingdom

Marta's family <br/>Norwich, United Kingdom

I’ve been using this platform for 4 years. The recent upgrades make it more user friendly. I highly recommend it, it’s proved always allow us to find nice people to join a family and help with childcare :)

Yago's family
Trier, Germany

Yago's family <br/>Trier, Germany

Very capable and easy going person, perfectly responsible with the kids.

Bukky's family
Coventry, United Kingdom

Bukky's family <br/>Coventry, United Kingdom

The website has been very helpful and we were able to see and contact a lot of people and choose an aupair that suited our needs. Alisson has been a fantastic aupair but sadly has to return to Spain to further her education.

Susanne's family
Basel, Switzerland

Susanne's family <br/>Basel, Switzerland

Katie was helping out really good but had to leave us after a short time due to an opportunity for her dream job.

Hannah's family
London, United Kingdom

Hannah's family <br/>London, United Kingdom

Very friendly and easy to communicate with. Can't say much more yet.

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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! » » »

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
Sophie’s Au Pair story in New Zealand Sophie always knew that she wanted to gain international experience before becoming an elementary teacher. An Au Pair year in New Zealand was the perfect choice for her.
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Malena, Au Pair in Romania You have found the perfect Host Family but you're not convinced about moving in the Host country? Read about Malena's experience as an Au Pair in Romania and learn from her story!
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Kira's Au Pair stay in France German Au Pair Kira is in the middle of her Au Pair stay in France and shares her experience with you! Learn how she and her Host Family deal with the current Corona situation.
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.

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
Coronavirus and the Au Pair program

How is the Coronavirus affecting the Au Pair program?

Felicia on 28 May 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 personality in the Zodiac

Your Au Pair personality according to the Zodiac

Felicia on 02 Jun 2020

Which zodiac sign are you? Whether you are fond of astrology or not, you have to admit that the Zodiac is fascinating and sometimes can even reveal hidden aspects of your personality. Find out your typical personality traits as an Au Pair according to your zodiac sign!

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What TV dad are you?

What TV dad are you?

Alena on 26 May 2020

Your kids are watching TV and saying “Dad, he is just like you!” Who is this guy? To help you to find out which character represents you as a dad most accurately we created a list of Top 10 TV fathers. Check it out!

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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
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 an Au Pair cost?
The costs of hiring an Au Pair involve different factors, some of which are compulsory (pocket money, food and accommodation) and others optional (language course, insurance and transportation). The pocket money differs between 200-900$ per month and depends on the host country’s regulations. » » »
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. » » »
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$. » » »