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Host Family Process

Step 1: It starts with you and your needs.

What is most important to your family?

Register and complete your profile for free so we can help you find an Au Pair that matches your family’s needs.

Step 2: Find the best Au Pair for your family


Search through hundreds of Au Pairs, and do a detailed evaluation of the important aspects of each Au Pair’s profile.

  • Childcare experience
  • Infant Qualified
  • Driving Experience
  • Personality


Talking with potential Au Pairs is where you’ll first feel that spark and decide if you will hit it off with your new live-in child care provider and family member.

Extending an offer / Visa Process

Extend an offer to your favorite Au Pair candidate. If they accept, the embassy and visa processes begin!

Step 3: Au Pair Arrival

Once your Au Pair arrives at your home, you’ll start to see the benefits (and fun) of Au Pair child care, and can help your Au Pair adjust to life in the United States.

“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

Step 4: Having a successful childcare experience

What is an Au Pair success example?

  • Your Au Pair and children have formed a life-changing bond
  • Your Au Pair becomes a part of the family, and trusted team member for the parents
  • You can’t imagine what your life would have been without your Au pair

Share the love!

Our referral program rewards both the existing Host Family and those they send to Go Au Pair. You can save hundreds off your next placement by referring friends and family.

Your Support Team: Childcare that cares for you

National Support

Our headquarters staff is here to:

  • Identify your most important child care needs

  • Recommend Au Pairs that meet those needs

  • Arrange flights and training for your Au Pair

  • Answer questions about Department of State regulations

  • Provide support and assistance throughout your placement

Local Support

Our Local Area Representatives work hard to:

  • Best understand your needs and provide support during the matching process

  • Provide real-life experience, tools, and best practices to help you identify and manage your critical expectations

  • Help you and your Au Pair establish and implement plans to bridge potential expectation gaps to maximize your chances of a successful placement together

  • Provide ongoing, local support and monthly contacts to help ensure your placement is working well and you’re delighted with the Au Pair experience

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