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Trusted Childcare for your Family

Parents today are facing challenges like never before. We believe childcare should help make parenthood a little easier. When you welcome an au pair into your home, you give your family quality, live-in childcare – with a cultural twist. With AuPairCare, you gain reliable and flexible support that grows with your family.

What is an Au Pair?

An au pair is a young adult from another country who lives with your family for a year and provides in-home childcare (like a nanny, but better)! Au pairs travel to the U.S. on a legal J-1 Visa and work up to 45 hours per week in exchange for the opportunity to live with an American family. Because au pairs provide live-in childcare, they offer greater flexibility, caring for your children at times that accommodate your family's individual schedule. Au pairs can fulfill a variety of roles that help your family thrive and grow. Over and over, we hear amazing stories from our families and au pairs about what an au pair really is:

  • Au Pair Big Sister or Brother

    A Big Sister or Brother

    • From playing make-believe to helping with homework, au pairs become the older sibling your kids have always wanted.

  • Au Pair Sous Chef

    A Sous Chef for the Kids

    • Once you start searching for your au pair, you'll notice they love touting their culinary skills. Some may even have creative ways to get kids to eat their veggies.

  • Au Pair Resposible Adult

    Another Responsible Adult

    • During hectic times, an extra set of hands is sometimes all you need.

  • Au Pair Extended Family

    A New Family Member

    • After welcoming an au pair to their home, many families find they've gained a lifelong relationship - and a new member of their family - visiting overseas for holidays and even attending weddings.

Au Pair Responsibilities

Throughout your year together, your au pair can take on many responsibilities to help you with a broad range of childcare needs – the details are for you to decide. Typically, au pairs care for children and related tasks such as:

    • Entertaining your children and teaching them about a new culture

    • Preparing your children's meals and cleaning up after their mealtime

    • Helping with homework, packing lunches and taking your children to school

    • Driving your children on outings to parks, playgroups and other activities

    • Assisting with light household childcare related tasks such as doing your children’s laundry and keeping their rooms tidy

    • Bathing and dressing your children

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Areas Served

From coast to coast, AuPairCare places au pairs with families through most of the United States. In order to service your area, it is a Department of State requirement that you live within an hour of one of our local Area Directors. Call us at 800.428.7247 or explore our service areas to learn more about why AuPairCare families love our unique childcare option.

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At this time, AuPairCare is holding acceptance of applications in Massachusetts until we get further guidance from the Department of State on the implementation of the au pair cultural exchange program in that State.

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