25 Years
matching au pairs with
families in the U.S.

More than
50,000
au pair placements

A Unique Cultural Experience

Au pair childcare gives young people ages 18-26 the chance to experience life in another country and learn a foreign language while caring for children and taking courses at a local university. Host families receive quality childcare at an affordable price and have the chance to bring another language and culture into their home. Families can host for 6-12 months, with an option to extend for 6, 9, or 12 months depending on each country's visa restrictions.

How Can I Join the AuPairCare Program?

Apply

Check if you meet the AuPairCare program requirements to become a host family or an au pair. If you do, complete the online application which you can find on the corresponding websites. 

Enroll

After gathering all required documentation, completing the online application and participating in an in-person interview with a local representative, your application will be submitted to AuPairCare for review. Once approved, your profile will be available in AuPairCare’s online matching system. Our online matching system provides host families a variety of search options and au pairs the chance to learn more about the needs of the interested host families.

Match

Host families review au pair candidates and contact au pairs who have the childcare experience they are looking for. Next, an interview will be scheduled via phone or video call to give everyone the opportunity to get to know each other. After two or three conversations, both sides are ready to reach a decision.  If host family and au pair agree that it is the right fit, we call it a match.  

Travel

After matching, both sides agree on an ideal arrival date. This is your last step before you finally begin your year together. We will now make all the arrangements to facilitate the au pair’s arrival to the host family.

Learn More

Let us know how you want to participate in the program and where you are located to be directed further.