Is the Au Pair program for girls only? Obviously the answer is a NO!
Every boy who wants to take a part in the Au Pair experience and become an Au Pair abroad should keep in mind that the application process may take a bit longer than in the case of Au Pair girls.
How can a male Au Pair speed it up? Make sure to:
add a few great pictures to your profile
offer families references from your previous childcare jobs
write detailed letters to the Host Families in your profile
send many requests daily and be active
Au Pair is not a gender restricted job, so it is possible for boys to find a place in a Host Family. The truth is that it can take much longer for a male Au Pair to be placed, but some families are looking exactly for an elder brother for the kids.
As a male Au Pair you are free to register, create your profile and start contacting Host Families at AuPair.com. There are many families that prefer having a female Au Pair, but there are also families that are willing to give guys a chance. It is up to the Au Pair to do his best to persuade the families of his qualifications for the job.
We recommend you to create a really attractive profile that will convince Host Families to choose you. It is very important to add pictures and provide references in childcare to prove, even to the sceptic families, that you are suitable for the program.
If you are a Host Family and you are open to host either a male or female Au Pair, we recommend you to encourage boys to write to you as well so they consider you as a potential Host Family.