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What Host Families say about us

Stories and reviews of families around the world who have hired an Au Pair to take care of their children and have been part of the cultural exchange

Dorota's family from Denmark

a good database of au pair-candidates - thank you for your help.

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Serena's family from United Kingdom

Angeles is a good au pair, however she needs to return home due to family illness

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Somto's family from United Kingdom

A wonderful person all round. Hardworking, cheerful, very patient with and dedicated to the children. Highly organised. Our family has made a new friend for life.

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How to Use Aupair

There is no easier way to find an Au Pair or Host Family!

The first step in your Au Pair search is the online registration on AuPair. Register for free and start a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Create your profile now! Read More

Are you looking for a flexible childcare solution? Do you want to work abroad and already have experience in the field of childcare? Then the Au Pair program is just right for you! Find Au Pairs/ Host Families who match your search criteria and become a Premium member. Read More

Use our secure messaging system to get in touch with your future Au Pair or Host Family. Make an appointment for an Au Pair interview. Are you wondering how? We will show you! Read More

The most important step in your Au Pair search is the agreement between both sides. Make sure to discuss important matters such as duties, hours and pocket money and sign the contract! Read More

Au Pair Definition - Who is an Au Pair?

Au Pair Definition
An Au Pair is a young person that wants to experience another culture and learn a new language by living in a foreign country with a Host Family. In exchange for a private room and some pocket money, the Au Pair takes care of tasks related to childcare and easy household chores. They are considered temporary "big brothers or sisters" for the Host Children and will hopefully become a new additional member to the Host Family. 
 
Au Pair Visa Check
In some cases Au Pairs might need a visa or a work permit. Use our visa checking tool to find out whether the Au Pair needs a visa. 

Au Pair Overview

Over 20 years of experience
More than 1 M happy users
Host Families from 78 countries
Au Pairs from 190 countries

Membership options

You can choose between two different memberships on AuPair. Find out in detail what the differences and the advantages of each option are.
Basic Members on AuPair
 
AuPair is one of the world’s biggest Au Pair matching platforms, giving the opportunity to everyone to enter the amazing world of Au Pairing!
Beyond the chance to find out if your potential Au Pair or Host Family is interested in you, with a Basic profile AuPair offers you useful articles and blog posts for both Au Pairs and Host Families, which will help you getting to know more about the program.
Documents that are needed for your Au Pair stay, such as the Au Pair contract and the invitation letter, and many more helpful tools can also be found on our website with a Basic profile.
 
Premium Members on AuPair
 
The Premium Membership allows you to contact ALL users directly! It's the easiest and fastest way to find your perfect match!
You will be able to contact other users directly through personalized messages and exchange personal data and contact details with them.
If you have a Premium Host Family profile, you will also receive a handbook for Host Families with additional tips and information on the Au Pair program, as well as a more detailed version of the Au Pair contract!

Au Pair Experiences

Read stories of Au Pairs who already had a wonderful experience with their Host Families
Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Klaudia's experience in Cyprus Find out what the typical day of an Au Pair looks like! Read about Klaudia's experience as an Au Pair in Cyprus, what her day looks like and more!
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Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Story of an Australian Au Pair in Italy Even though her experience wasn't the best when she first arrived in Italy, Abbey managed to find a new Host Family and had the time of her life! Here she gives you some advice on how to find the perfect match!
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Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
Jonalyn's Au Pair story Jonalyn explains how her experience in Norway as an Au Pair was: how she found her host family, what she did with them and a lot more! Keep reading and discover how you can also join the Au Pair program!
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Everything you need to know about the Au Pair search
The experience of an Au Pair in England Are you wondering what a typical day of an Au Pair looks like? Here you will be able to find out! Read about what the typical tasks and routine are through Klaudia's amazing story!
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Full service Agency

 
AuPair is an online matching platform - which is safe and easy to use. As an online matching agency, we cannot directly take part in the Au Pair  arrangement process, since we are not a full service agency. However, we can help you with useful information on our website. 
 
If you do not want to organize your Au Pair stay yourself, get in touch with one of our reliable partner Au Pair agencies, who will guide you through the whole process and your Au Pair stay!

Our Blog

Find more information, news and stories from Au Pairs in our blog
How to become a social worker

How to become a social worker

Felicia on 16 Jan 2020

Did you enjoy working with the Host Kids as an Au Pair? Then why not become a social worker! Find out all the requirements here.

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Tongue Twisters from around the world

Tongue Twisters from around the world

Niamh on 14 Jan 2020

Are you learning a new language? That's amazing! Practice your pronunciation with these tongue twisters to perfect your skills! Here you can find some fun tongue twisters you can practice with your host kids during your Au Pair stay.

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Become a teacher

Become a teacher after your Au Pair stay

Niamh on 09 Jan 2020

Are you looking for something exciting to do after your Au Pair stay? Do you enjoy working with chidren? Why not become a teacher? Find out how to become a teacher  in our blog.

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Info about the Host Countries

There are times in life when you notice that you need a change. Whether you are an Au Pair seeking for the adventure of your life or a Host Family who wants to extend their family boundaries - you can find your match with AuPair. Find more details about the requirements and the application process in each country
Belgium Become an Au Pair in Belgium » Become a Host Family in Belgium »
Norway Become an Au Pair in Norway » Become a Host Family in Norway »
Denmark Become an Au Pair in Denmark » Become a Host Family in Denmark »
Turkey Become an Au Pair in Turkey » Become a Host Family in Turkey »
France Become an Au Pair in France » Become a Host Family in France »
Netherlands Become an Au Pair in the Netherlands » Become a Host Family in the Netherlands »
Ireland Become an Au Pair in Ireland » Become a Host Family in Ireland »
Italy Become an Au Pair in Italy » Become a Host Family in Italy »
Spain Become an Au Pair in Spain » Become a Host Family in Spain »
Luxembourg Become an Au Pair in Luxembourg » Become a Host Family in Luxembourg »
USA Become an Au Pair in USA » Become a Host Family in the USA »
Rest of the World Most popular countries to become an Au Pair abroad » Au Pair Programs for Host Families »

Frequently Asked Question

Do you have any questions about the program or our website? We are always happy to help! Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions
Do Au Pairs need their own room?
Yes! One of the main requirements to become a Host Family is the possibility to provide the Au Pair with a private room in your house. The room needs to be at least 8 sqm, has to have proper heating and lighting, a lock for privacy and enough furniture to make it comfortable. » » »
How much does an Au Pair cost per week?
The weekly cost of an Au Pair depends on different factors: pocket money, food expenses and utilities, as the Au Pair will live with the Host Family. Check our article on the different pocket money amounts according to the Host Country and get informed on how much having another person in your home will cost. » » »
What is the age limit to be an Au Pair?
The Au Pair program has specific age requirements for the participants in almost each country. In most of the countries, this age limit is between 17 and 30 years. But there are some exceptions. In Germany and the US for example, Au Pairs must be between 18 and 26 years old. » » »
Can Au Pairs work more than 45 hours?
No. Every country has its own regulations for how many hours/week the Au Pair is allowed to work, and they correspond to a specific monthly pocket money. In some countries, like the USA, this includes extra babysitting hours. In other Host Countries it depends on the agreement between Au Pair and Host » » »