The answer is YES! 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.
How to find a Host Family
Create a great profile and be active
Add pictures from your life at home
Add some childcare references you can prove later
Explain why you would like to work as an Au Pair
Describe the advantages the family would have hiring you as the Au Pair
Use our searching tool to find families with no gender preference
Keep in mind that Host Families with boys usually look for a “big brother” for their children so the chances might be higher.
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