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Read authentic experience reports from families from USA, Germany 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 Alessia from MORRIS PLAINS, USA

Very nice and kind. Marco and Paolo love her!

Au Pair experience of family Alex from Byron, USA

Easy site to navigate. Tons of candidates. Took me less than a week to hire someone

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 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 Andree from New Canaan, USA

It was a fantastic experience, Sarah was amazing

Au Pair experience of family Tosin from Cambridge, USA

The experience has been so far so good.

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 Wolfram from Pliezhausen, Germany was a perfect support in finding an au pair.

Au Pair experience of family Allegra from Milano, Italy

This is going to be my third experience. Thank you very much to this portal to help me find the best person for my family!

Au Pair experience of family Paul from Wickford, United Kingdom

Lola was a great Aupair, very hardworking, she was perfect, but had to return to Spain for family reasons.

Au Pair experience of family Lotta from Seskarö, Sweden

Experience both with the and with the Au pair herself was great and we became good friends. Unfortunately she couldn't come again this year and I hope to give another chance for another au pair to get to know our family and nothern culture. You can also contact her, if you'd like to ask something about her experience here.

Au Pair experience of family monica from genova, Italy

Grace is a good girl, but with no experience with little boy, or in cooking... in the period that has been with us she tried to help, although not always succeeded ... But my son loved her, and that was enough

Au Pair experience of family Ira from Leskelä, Finland

We have had total of three au-pairs through this service

Au Pair experience of family Arnaud from Paris - Boulogne Billancourt, France

Wonderful ;) Rocio is such a nice person that these 6 months have been too short Children and parents in love Thanx Rocio for this good time and all the best See you very soon in Paris

Au Pair experience of family Nura from Formentera, Spain

We are eager to welcome Glenda into our family. She arrives tomorrow and we simply can't wait! Thank you.

Au Pair experience of family Andrey from Alicante, Spain

That was a really great experience. We were lucky to have Veronica for the last 10 months. Thank you for the wonderful website.

Au Pair experience of family Ivelina from Loughborough, United Kingdom

Happy with this girl, she had great influence on our little girl. We managed to arrange everything very quickly and easy thanks to the website.

Au Pair experience of family Angus from Guangzhou, China

Very good indeed, she loves our kid and we love her as well, we trusted that her stay in hongkong and china is very satisfying

Au Pair experience of family Rabea from Leymen, France

Everything worked perfectly. We are very happy with Anika and hope to find another Au pair that fits as well!

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