Getting Started as a Host Family

Getting Started as a Host Family

To get started becoming a host family, please review our host family qualifications to ensure that your family meets the U.S. Department of State requirements.

To be eligible to become a host an au pair you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Speak English as the primary language in the home
  • Be open to a one year au pair program
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Have a private bedroom for your au pair
  • Comparable room in home with a safe exit (meets building codes), adult size bed and closet

Ready to find an au pair for your family? Here's how to become a host family:

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Register and Apply Online to Become a Host Family

Applying to AuPairCare is fast and easy using our secure online application. You can apply in just 10 minutes.

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Search Au Pairs Right Away

Once you have registered and completed the online application, you’ll gain access to Family Room™, AuPairCare’s 24/7 online portal, where you can view hundreds of au pair profiles based on criteria that's important to you. Our Matching Experts are also available to hand select au pairs for you based on your family's needs.

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Interview an Au Pair

Interview your top au pair candidates by phone or Skype - it's a good idea to get the whole family involved! Your Matching Expert can connect your international calls for free and provide interviewing advice. Also, your local AuPairCare Area Director will contact you to schedule an in-home interview to discuss the au pair program in more depth.

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Match & Select Arrival Date

Once you agree to match with your au pair, review our au pair arrival dates calendar to find a date that works for your family. AuPairCare then processes all visa paperwork and flights for your au pair.

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 Au Pair Training

Your au pair will participate in our Virtual Academy training program before she arrives to your home. All au pairs are trained to follow important child safety practices and learn CPR and first aid. Au pairs can also take additional online training courses based on the needs of your family. On your selected arrival date, your au pair will travel to your local airport.

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Au Pair Arrives To Your Home

Your local Area Director conducts an orientation for you and your au pair shortly after her arrival and maintains monthly contact with you for your entire program year. Also, your Area Director will organize regular activities and outings for the au pairs in your community!

If you're ready to get started, complete your application today. For more details about the au pair program, or to find an au pair request more information.

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