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Read authentic experience reports from families from USA, United Kingdom 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 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 Daniela from Bromley, United Kingdom

Very easy platform to use. Patricia seems responsible and a joy to work with

Au Pair experience of family Pierre from DIJON, France

She settled in well and took good care of Paul.

Au Pair experience of family FLOSSIEY from CLACTON ON SEA, United Kingdom

We have found our next Spanish male au pair. Carlos will be starting work with us this September. We hope he will have a good placement with us he is our 4th male au pair. our last au pair finished 2 years with us but sadly had to return home for studies. Our previous au pairs are like family and we have been very fortunate to always get a great match. We of course had 3 unfortunate matches but lasted very briefly. Otherwise we are super exited to have Carlos . Thank you very much

Au Pair experience of family Anita from Schifferstadt, Germany

After some video calls we came to a very quick decision, that Lucy and our family do fit very well together. We are very happy, that we could find a new member in our family that easy and quick and look forward for her to come to Germany :-)

Au Pair experience of family Marie from Kirchheim, Germany

Very good experience with Izabella. She integrated completely in the family and during the whole Covid-19 shutdown, we still got along very well. We even found an “Ausbildungsstelle” for her and she will start October 1st to become a “Sport- and Fitnesskauffrau”. Her German skills improved a lot and we will stay in contact.

Au Pair experience of family Jennifer from Faro, Portugal

We found Victoria on and she was a perfect fit for our family. She was so much more than a nanny. She stayed with us for nearly 3 years. She was and still is a part of our family. We were sad for her to move on, but proud of her hard work and dedication in achieving her 2nd masters degree while taking care of our little ones. We only hope we can be so lucky to find another nanny as amazing as she is.

Au Pair experience of family Silvia from BOSISIO PARINI Lecco, Italy

Our first experience with Grace was wonderful: Grace is a smart girl, empathic, bright and very polite and clean. We had a good time together with her, her help was very useful and valuable, now my children have become familiar with the English language, and they played with Grace as if she were a big sister. Thank you!

Au Pair experience of family Remigiusz from Doncaster, United Kingdom

Karolina was really helpful and nice person. It was good experience for our family and we would like to try it one more time.

Au Pair experience of family luis julio from baltanas, Spain

A good girl. Very professional, respectful of children and family, as well as the room. Made friends quickly. We would definitely have her back home with us.

Au Pair experience of family Sandra from 37284, Germany

Looking for an Au-Pair for the first time and finding one quickly. Simple handling.

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