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

Angus's family
Amersham, United Kingdom

Angus's family <br/>Amersham, United Kingdom

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

Edyta's family
Abergavenny, United Kingdom

Edyta's family <br/>Abergavenny, United Kingdom

Very good girl responsible and reliable kids are very happy.

Dorota's family
Copenhagen, Denmark

Dorota's family <br/>Copenhagen, Denmark

A good database of au pair-candidates - thank you for your help.

Salvatore's family
Milan, Italy

Salvatore's family <br/>Milan, Italy

Extremely powerful! I easily found an excellent au pair in a very short time.

Ifey's family
Alford, United Kingdom

Ifey's family <br/>Alford, United Kingdom

Very lovely and delightful person. enjoyed having her as part of our family

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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
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
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
Eunice's journey as a Nanny Read Eunice's journey as a Nanny in the middle east, Qatar to be precise. Being a Nanny is a great alternative to an Au Pair. Read her story to find out more. 
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!

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
How to become a photographer

How to become a photographer after your Au Pair stay

Alena on 20 Feb 2020

You have thousands of pictures of your host kids on your phone, and many people told you that your shots are great? Then give it a shot and use your talent to become a photographer after your Au Pair stay. 

Carnival around the world

Carnival around the world

Felicia on 18 Feb 2020

Get ready for confetti and streamers, costumes and lots of fun: Carnival is here! Learn more about its origins and the different traditions all around the world!

How to become a writer

How to become a writer after your Au Pair stay

Julia on 13 Feb 2020

It takes more to be a writer than just to hold a pen in your hand. What does a writer actually do, how do you become a writer and what is the job outlook?

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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
How long does it take to hire an Au Pair?
It depends on many factors: how active you are on the platform, how specific your search criteria are and how good your profile is. We recommend to create a profile with pictures and text in the description boxes and send 10 - 15 messages a day to find an Au Pair more quickly. » » »
Do Au Pair families pay for flights?
As a Host Family, it is not your duty to pay for the Au Pair's flight. It is, however, recommended to reimburse some of the money, or the entire sum, to the Au Pair once she gets to the Host Country. It is better to do it in instalments, by adding for example a certain amount to the pocket money every month. » » »
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 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. » » »