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Who can be an Au Pair?

To participate in the au pair program, you must:

  • Be between 18-26 years old when you start your au pair year
  • Be proficient in spoken English
  • Have completed secondary school
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Complete a psychometric test
  • Provide 3 references, one of which must be related to experience caring for children

How do I become an Au Pair?

If you think you can do this, then you owe it to yourself to start our simple application process today!

Complete your Au Pair profile by clicking on the “Apply Now!” button.

Once we have received your completed profile and verified that you qualify for our au pair program, we will contact you via email to schedule an English interview over Skype. Don’t have Skype access? We are happy to interview over WhatsApp or FaceTime.

Complete our psychometric test, and submit additional paperwork as a part of your application. We will let you know what kind of paperwork we need from you.

Once your profile is active, host families will contact you directly using the email address in your application. Please make sure to check your email often, and monitor your SPAM folder so you don’t miss out on a potential match.

Match with a host family in the United States! You will choose which family you want to work with.

After you have a confirmed match, you will sign an Employment Contract that your host family completes with you.

Attend your visa interview and complete the required childcare training courses. Once you have your visa you are ready to travel to the United States!

Imelda from South Africa

This journey has been so enriching and has allowed me to grow and develop into my own person. It has made me feel stronger and wiser and for the first time I feel like I can do anything and be anyone I want. This is such a remarkable program that broadens your horizons and opens your mind. It encourages you to be accepting and look at things in a new way. On this journey, I have found where I truly belong, I have found my home.

Jessica from Brazil

Something I love about this experience is that it has given me the opportunity to meet people from a lot of different countries, some of which I was completely ignorant of their existence. You make yourself aware that there are many different realities in the world, and that despite of where everybody comes from, we are all very alike in a lot of ways. I have also been able to develop what I think will be life-lasting friendships.

Gloria from Mexico

This experience has made me get rid of fears and paradigms that I once had. It has also helped me to change the way I see things that I once thought I couldn’t do. Now, I feel like I can achieve whatever goal I set. I also feel like I can go to any city and every country that I want, and live wherever I feel like it. I feel like a citizen of the world. I can say that, in general, a better version of myself is being formed, because this has completely nurtured the way I think, see, and do things.