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What is Au Pair Childcare?

Advantages of Au Pair Childcare

Au Pairs work up to 45 hours per week and 10 hours per day which offers flexibility.  Au Pairs participate in your family life and activities creating a consistent, safe and loving environment.

Overview: An Au Pair Is

  • A young adult (18 to 26 of age) from a foreign country.

  • Able to provide up to 45 hours per week, up to 10 hours a day, of childcare for your family.

  • A live-in solution and will live with your family for one year – can potentially extend for a second year

  • Able to only perform childcare related tasks

  • Seeking a cultural childcare experience

Screening: All Au Pairs

  • Successfully pass a criminal background check

  • Successfully pass a psychometric test and a physician’s physical examination

  • Complete 32 hours of childcare training

  • Provide two childcare references and at least one character reference

  • Complete a personality profile containing character and child care related traits

Au Pairs vs. Nannies, Babysitters, and Daycares

As a live-in childcare provider, an Au Pair provides a unique cultural exchange experience and offers unmatched convenience for a family seeking childcare. Don’t be limited by your daycare center or nannies anymore; from budget, skills to schedule and more – with Go Au Pair, you choose what is most important to your family.

Go Au PairNanny/BabysitterDay Care
Skills and RegulationsAu Pairs Complete a 32-hour child care training series.
The U.S. Dept of State regulates all Au Pair agencies.
Skills Vary
Not all agencies provide background checks.
Skills Vary
Regulations vary by state.
LifestyleLive-in ConvenienceSubject to nanny or babysitter’s scheduleSubject to Day Care hours
Budget$7.98/hr per family, not per childTypically $10-15/hrApproximately $8/hr per child
ScheduleUp to 45 hrs/week and 10 hrs/dayNanny/babysitter’s discretionDay Care hours and late fees
CultureAu pairs from 16 countriesVariesVaries
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“After years of stress and frustration, and many different nannies, we decided to look for an au pair. When Veronika arrived on January 2, 2016 our lives were forever changed. We had no idea that a real life Mary Poppins had just arrived!”

Carrie • Host Mom, Au Pair in Excellence Runner-up

“I can honestly say that bringing her to live with us as our au pair has been the best decision we could possibly have made. She has afforded us so many priceless “intangibles” during her time here that I can’t begin to quantify her contributions to our family.”

Jennifer • Host Mom