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Read authentic experience reports from families from USA, France and around the world who have hired an Au Pairs and have been part of a cultural exchange

Hosting an Au Pair is exciting! Especially, if your family takes part in the program for the first time, you might have many questions. It is natural that you might also feel a little unsure whether this program is the right thing for you and what to expect from the experience with an Au Pair. Can your family deal with another person in the household? Will the children accept the Au Pair (and what if not)? And what if something goes wrong?
For this very purpose, we have gathered Au Pair experience reviews of hundreds of families who have already participated in the program and share their experience with you. Luckily, you are not the first one who thinks about hosting an Au Pair at home. Rely on the opinion of those former or current Host Families and see what they think about it. Always remember that you can learn from their example. In general, there are two things that you should keep in mind: formal and personal experience.

Formal experience

What we mean by formal criteria are things like paperwork, the visa application, setting up the contract. All of those points are very important but need a little time and effort so that everything goes well and smooth. When you see that a Host Family struggled with the contract or the visa application, for example, you can have a look at our Au Pair Wiki and educate yourself about the topic. This way you can avoid misunderstandings and a delay in time.

Personal experience

When it comes to the Au Pair program, personality is key! Even if you had to wait for months for the embassy to approve your Au Pair’s visa, being with your Au Pair, learning more about her or his culture and seeing him or her playing with your kids create unforgettable memories. What we have learnt during the years is that personal experience during the Au Pair program weighs more than any inconvenience caused by authorities and paperwork. Make sure that you and your candidate ‘click’ by setting up a video interview before the arrival. This way, you can learn more about the applicant and see if you really match.
Now, continue reading the family testimonials and see what you can learn from them. Whenever you feel ready to tackle the Au Pair experience, you can create a profile on, set up your search criteria and find your ideal Au Pair. Should you have any questions or feedback for us, you can always get in touch. We are there to help you! 

Au Pair experience of family Melissa from 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.

Au Pair experience of family Alessia from 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.

Au Pair experience of family Gaby Dorough from Houston, USA 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!

Au Pair experience of family Claire from mill creek, USA

She was very good, very organized

Au Pair experience of family Andree from New Canaan, USA

It was a fantastic experience, Sarah was amazing

Au Pair experience of family Alessia from MORRIS PLAINS, USA

Very nice and kind. Marco and Paolo love her!

Au Pair experience of family Elena from North Oaks, USA

We found the perfect Au Pair, first on She has been with us for almost two years. We went with the AgentAuPair company, and they have been very good.

Au Pair experience of family Anam from Gainesville, USA

Still learning and experiencing.

Au Pair experience of family Jeremiah from Lynnwood, USA

Very good

Au Pair experience of family Jeff from Monrovia, USA

Everything is okay.

Live in Help experience of family Benjamin from Fort washington, USA

Aupair was great and we want another one!

Au Pair experience of family Marinus from Neuvecelle, France

Our search took a little longer than last time (a whole month) because of the covid-19, but we could finally find an AuPair who answers to our messages and hopefully meets our future expectations.

Au Pair experience of family Bára from Eskifjordur, Iceland

Perfect!! And an amaizing aupair ❤️

Au Pair experience of family Anita from Völs, Austria

We are just in the process of getting a visa by now, which is a very complicated task. But we are looking forward to getting to know Crown in person soon.

Au Pair experience of family Anna from Dresden, Germany

Good and uncomplicated, if you know what you are looking for. We were satisfied.

Au Pair experience of family Izabela from London, United Kingdom

Amazing, very communicative and really looking forward to meeting Wioletta in person :)

Au Pair experience of family Kosmas from Korschenbroich, Germany

In the summer we had already found an AuPair outside the EU, but she is not allowed to come for the time being. Now we searched again and Yasmin found us and will come next week. We are looking forward very much.

Au Pair experience of family Jörg from Bochum, Germany

Esther Himbaza is the perfect au pair for us. From the first day on she has been a natural part of our household, has taken great care of our baby and her big brother and has done smaller household chores independently. She is a young calm woman and takes care of her life independently. From the first day on we experience her as open, friendly and trustworthy. We regret that she cannot stay longer than three months.

Au Pair experience of family Mary from Athens, Greece

Satisfied with Au After being (myself) an au pair 4 times in the past...I can appreciate what a trustworthy person can offer into a family! Thank you Fanni !!!

Au Pair experience of family Michaela from Weeze, Germany

Everything went great. We are already at the second Au Pair.

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