To get started, please review our host family qualifications to ensure that your family meets the U.S. Department of State requirements.
To be eligible to host an au pair you must:
Ready to find an au pair for your family? Here's how:
Register and Apply Online
Applying to AuPairCare is fast and easy using our secure online application. You can apply in just 10 minutes.
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.
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.
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. Au pairs arrive from overseas at least every two weeks and more often in the summer months. Your au pair can arrive to your home in as little as 6 weeks.
Au Pair Arrival & Training
Your au pair arrives in the U.S. and goes straight to our Au Pair Academy in New Jersey for a 4-day mandatory training program. At the Academy, au pairs are trained to follow important child safety practices and learn CPR and first aid. (Note: Infant Specialized™ and Toddler Care au pairs must complete a 5-day training program) If you prefer you au pair to arrive directly to your home from their home country, we also offer Virtual Academy where an au pair can complete their training online.
Au Pair Arrives To Your Home
Your local Area Director conducts an orientation for you and your au pair shortly after his or 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, request more information.