When you apply to the Au Pair Care program, you’ll be taking the first step towards having a rewarding year caring for children, improving your English and making new friends in the United States!
Au Pair Qualifications
In order to qualify for the Au Pair Care program, you must meet the following requirements:
Be between the ages of 18 and 26 years old
Be proficient in English
Have previous childcare experience
Be a secondary school graduate (high school) or equivalent
Have no criminal record
Be in good health
When you are ready to apply to the program, you’ll complete our online au pair application, in which you’ll be asked to provide the following information:
Your childcare experience and skills
Details about your interests, lifestyle and skills
Driving history and preferences
Information about your family background
Reasons for wanting to become an au pair
Picture you want to share with host families
As part of our application process, you’ll also be interviewed in person and in English by an Au Pair Care representative and take a psychometric test. You’ll also be asked to provide the following background information including:
Two childcare references from your former childcare employers
One personal reference
Medical form completed by your physician
Criminal background check
Your local Au Pair Care representative is available to support you during the entire application process if you have any questions on how to apply. You’ll also have access to helpful information about your program in Au Pair Room, our online resource for au pairs. Once your application is accepted by Au Pair Care, your application will become available to interested families.
Au Pair Care is part of the Intrax family of organizations that provide a lifetime of high quality educational, work, and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures, with operations in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Au Pair Care’s proprietary Infant Specialized Training utilizes a hands-on approach to train au pairs in infant safety, the “American way” of infant care giving, infant stimulation and development. Infant Specialized au pairs are certified in infant CPR and first aid by the American Heart Association and also receive instruction in infant sign language and baby massage. This additional infant care training will help nurture your baby's healthy growth and encourage language development.