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Host Family Costs

Paying late fees for every minute, taking vacation days for sick days and school closures, and seeing increasing rates as families grow - these are among the factors that lead many parents to choose the flexibility and affordability of an au pair over other childcare options like daycare and nannies. Our transparent, flat pricing structure (under $7.75 an hour), enables you to budget your childcare for the entire year since the cost remains the same, even as your family grows.

 

$18,013 /yr
$1,501 /mo
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Total costs include stipend paid to your au pair, AuPairCare program fees, and application fee - whether you have one, two, or more children.

Program Fees Include:

    • Au Pair Screening and Matching

    • Au Pair Training Academy

    • Au Pair's Travel and Accident Insurance

    • International Airfare for your au pair

    • Year-long support from AuPairCare and your local Area Director

    • Not included in our pricing are variable and optional costs, such as our Academy Travel Service from Au Pair Academy to your home city, automobile insurance (should you choose to let your au pair drive), and up to $500 for educational reimbursement for your au pair.

Host Family Costs Table

  • Traditional Payment Schedule

    Payment Type Amount When It's Due
    Non-refundable Application Fee $50 When you apply
    Program Fee Down Payment $4,280* When you match with your au pair
    Program Fee Remaining Balance $3,700 30 days prior to your au pair's arrival
    Total Program Fees Per Year (down payment and remaining balance - from above): $7,980
    Au Pair Stipend $195.75/week Paid weekly to your au pair for 51 weeks
    Total Annual Cost: $18,013 Best Value in The Industry!

    *Please note: Program Fees do not include au pair stipend or other charges such as the SEVIS fee ($35) and Academy Travel Service, which are due at the time of matching. Infant Specialized Program Down Payment is $5,230.

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  • Family Friendly Payment Plan Schedule

    Payment Type Amount When It's Due
    Non-refundable Application Fee $50 When you apply
    Program Fee Down Payment $3,280* When you match with your au pair
    6 Monthly Installments
    (Includes $340 Financing Fee)
    $840/month Each month after your au pair arrives
    Total Program Fees Per Year (down payment and monthly installments - from above): $8,320
    Au Pair Stipend $195.75/week Paid weekly to your au pair for 51 weeks
    Total Annual Cost: $18,353 Best Value in The Industry!

    *Please note: the Payment Plan covers the program fee only, not the weekly au pair stipend or other charges such as the SEVIS fee ($35) and Academy Travel Service, which are due at the time of matching. Infant Specialized Program Down Payment is $4,230.

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Additional Program Options

  • Infant Specialized Au Pairs

    • For an additional $950, hire an Infant Specialized au pair who has experience caring for babies and receives extra training in infant specific topics at Au Pair Academy.

  • In-Country Au Pairs

    • Some families may fit best with an au pair who is already in the United States. The program fee for an in-country au pair is $650 for each month remaining on the au pair’s visa and is due in full upon matching. Availability is limited and dependent on factors such as the au pair’s current location, qualifications and date of availability. 

      AuPairCare offers an in-country payment plan option for a 9 -12 month in-country match. Families are responsible for the cost of the au pair's transportation to the new community.

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