Childcare is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. Our screening process, designated, personalized matching experts, and ongoing support are in place at AuPairCare so you’ll have the peace of mind you’ve selected the best childcare option for your family.
We recruit au pairs from 40 different countries and are committed to accepting only the most qualified applicants into our program. Over the years, we have developed a comprehensive screening process designed to assess an au pair’s childcare experience, personality, skills, and motivation for becoming an au pair. Our screening process ensures that every au pair is able to provide the best care for your family.
Beyond the core requirements defined by the Department of State, AuPairCare au pairs must meet extensive AuPairCare requirements and are evaluated on their background and suitability for the program.
As a Department of State regulated program, AuPairCare follows industry standards for family qualifications. To be eligible to host an au pair, you must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with a Green Card, speak English as the primary language in the home, pass a criminal background check, and be open to a one year au pair program. Each host family must also:
The US Department of State requires all J-1 participants to complete mandatory child development and safety training prior to their arrival in your home. Our Academy program is specifically designed to provide au pairs with a series of extensive training comprised of interactive and engaging online courses and live classroom webinars.
Finding the right au pair for your family is easy with AuPairCare. From recommending au pairs to setting up interviews, we're with you every step of the way.
Once you register and apply, you'll gain access to our award-winning database to search for au pairs based on childcare experience, skills, nationality, language, age, driving status and more.
Our dedicated team plays an active role in helping you find the right au pair, and offers recommendations around your family's specific wants and needs.
When you find an au pair you’re interested in, we’ll help you set up an interview. During these calls, you can share information about your family and learn about an au pair to see if the match will be a good fit.
After you decide on an au pair and both agree to match, you'll choose an arrival date. We'll take care of the visa paperwork and flights, and help you plan for your au pair's arrival.
*The U.S. Department of State calculation of the minimum weekly stipend is based on the federal minimum wage with a 40% deduction for room and board in exchange for childcare services. AuPairCare minimum weekly stipend is $215 per week which is higher than the U.S. Department of State minimum. This stipend affects AuPairCare participants with a new match or extension that is finalized on or after January 3, 2023. Host families and au pairs are free to agree to a weekly stipend even higher than the $215 per week minimum. The minimum au pair stipend, educational reimbursement, and other options are subject to change based on updates to federal au pair regulations. Host families are obligated to pay the minimum weekly stipend and it cannot be withheld for any reason. Should any change occur, AuPairCare will notify all impacted parties.
Choosing a live-in au pair is a unique experience, and it’s why AuPairCare is dedicated to supporting you throughout the program. As a host family, you’ll receive guidance and advice from your local Area Director, who lives in your community, and will be there with you every step of the way!
Your Area Director is your first point of contact and will support you in the following ways: