Au Pair Extraordinaire
A great option if you have professional childcare experience or a recognized childcare qualification
As an Extraordinaire au pair you can provide up to 45 hours of childcare assistance per week. You will receive a weekly stipend and are provided with a private room and full board (3 meals per day), and other benefits. As a member of the household, you may appreciate the value of gifts and other benefits that your host family may provide during your time in the United States. Benefits may include home computer, telephone and internet use, personal transportation or use of a family car, recreation and leisure activities, as well as the availability of other household items that you may use.
One of the great things about being an au pair is the opportunity to study at an American college or university. With a maximum annual study allowance of up to US$500 (provided by your host family) you are able to select and study a course of your choice.
The course you select will depend on the educational opportunities in your community and your work schedule. To meet the educational requirement, it may mean that you will need to supplement the education allowance with your own money.
Living with an American host family as an Extraordinaire au pair not only introduces you to American culture and lifestyle, you will get to know so many other cultures through the friends you make during your stay. You will be one of over 4000 au pairs from more than 60 countries who travel to America each year with Au Pair in America. A real cultural exchange experience!
You can apply if you
- Are aged between 18 – 26 years
- Love caring for children
- Hold a full driving license and consider yourself a confident driver
- Hold a recognized childcare qualification, OR aged between 20 -26 years with 2 years recent full time childcare experience as a nursery school teacher, nanny or childcare provider
- Have successfully completed a year-long J1 USA au pair program within the last 5 years
- Are a secondary school graduate or equivalent
- Have a good standard of spoken English
- Have no criminal record
- Have no spouse or dependents
- Want to spend a year living with an American family
“As a nursery school teacher, I can continue doing something I love, while discovering a breathtaking new country.” Emma – England