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Au Pair Agency Costs for Host Families

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 benefits of an au pair over other childcare options like daycare and nannies.  How much does an au pair cost? Our transparent pricing structure below enables you to budget your childcare for the entire year since the cost remains the same, even as your family grows.

Program Fees Include:

    • Au Pair Screening 

    • Personalized Au Pair 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 Fees  $8,300 $1,000 upon matching and remaining balance of $7,300 paid 30 days prior to your au pair's arrival
    Minimum Au Pair Stipend $195.75/week Paid weekly to your au pair for 51 weeks
    Total Annual Cost: $18,333 

    *Program Fees do not include minimum au pair stipend or other charges such as the SEVIS fee ($35) and Academy Travel Service, which are due 30 days prior to your au pair's arrival date.  The Infant Specialized and Toddler Care Program Fees is $9,250. The minimum au pair stipend, educational reimbursement, room and board, and other program costs and options are subject to change based on updates to federal au pair regulations. If this occurs, AuPairCare will notify all families.

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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 Deposit $1,000 When you match with your au pair
    Down Payment $3,020 30 days prior to your au pair's arrival
    4 Monthly Installments
    (Includes $400 Payment Plan Fee)
    $1,170 each Begins 2 months after your au pair's arrival
    Total Program Fees Per Year (down payments and monthly installments - from above): $8,700
    Minimum Au Pair Stipend $195.75/week Paid weekly to your au pair for 51 weeks
    Total Annual Cost: $18,733  

    *The Payment Plan covers the program fee only, not the weekly minimum au pair stipend or other charges such as the SEVIS fee ($35) and Academy Travel Service, which are due 30 days prior to your au pair's arrival date. The Infant Specialized and Toddler Care Program Down Payment is $3,970. The minimum au pair stipend, educational reimbursement, room and board, and other program costs and options are subject to change based on updates to federal au pair regulations. If this occurs, AuPairCare will notify all families.

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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.

  • Toddler Care Au Pairs

    • Have a toddler in your home? For an additional $950, your au pair can attend the Toddler Care Program at Academy and receive special training for children ages 1-3, plus CPR and first aid certification. Learn more about our newest program.

  • 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 per month remaining on the au pair’s visa (months left on visa x $650 = Total Program Fee) plus the weekly stipend paid directly to the au pair. Availability is limited and dependent on factors such as the au pair’s current location, qualifications and date of availability. Families are responsible for the cost of the au pair's transportation to the new community, and the program fee is due in full upon matching.

  • Extension Pricing

    • Current families can choose to extend for 6, 9 or 12 months with their current au pair. Learn more about Extension Pricing.

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