America's First Au Pair Program

Trusted live-in child care — since 1986

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Benefits of an Au Pair

With a trusted au pair living in your home, you can coordinate a customized child care schedule of up to 10 hours per day and 45 hours per week to keep your household running smoothly.

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The convenience and flexibility of live-in child care can go a long way to simplify your life. An extra set of hands can calm hectic morning routines and provide stability and comfort for kids throughout the day. Hosting an au pair means no more aggravation dealing with sick days, snow days and life's little surprises.

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Au pairs enrich families through cultural exchange as much as they provide excellent child care assistance. Children with au pair caregivers benefit from exposure to other cultures and customs, languages and global perspectives. We recruit au pairs from nearly 60 countries, so you may choose an au pair to connect with your family heritage, gain familiarity with a certain language or build a connection with someone from a specific country or world region.

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Our team will get to know you personally and review your preferences to address your family's specific child care needs. From selecting an au pair to ongoing support throughout the program, we're here to make sure everything goes smoothly for you every step of the way. You can also count on our unrivaled network of support to help you make any necessary adjustments for the comfort and safety of your family and au pair throughout your time as a host family. Learn more about program support »

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All of our au pairs have at least 200 hours of recent child care experience and must pass a rigorous screening process and background check to be eligible for the program. Upon arrival in the U.S., our comprehensive orientation program features child development training, child safety training, customized American Red Cross training (exclusive to Au Pair in America) and an optional AAA driver safety training specifically designed for au pairs.

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Our commitment to superior screening, selection and support for au pairs and host families stems from understanding what a distinct privilege it is to connect people around the world through au pair exchange. Honoring the trust that au pairs and families like yours place in our organization is at the heart of the work we do each and every day.

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We recruit energetic and hardworking au pairs who aren’t afraid to get down on the floor and actually play with children or to jump right in and help with homework. When you find a good match for your household, you gain a child care provider on par with a trusted member of your family.

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