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Au Pair Costs

Standard 1 Year Program Overall Weekly Average Calculation

Our calculations add together both Au Pair specific fees and agency fees and averages the total across the entire length of your placement. This weekly and hourly average is the easiest way to evaluate Au Pair child care fees.

Weekly Average Per Family: $367 or $8.15 per hour

Au Pair child care fees are broken down into weekly and hourly averages which totals all fees and divides by the duration of care. These program fees are per family, not per child, making Au Pair child care one of the most affordable child care options. Go Au Pair does not include room and board or additional expenses in the weekly and hourly averages.

Agency Fees
Application Fee
Application Fee Promotion*
Standard 1 Year Program Fee
Sub-total to Agency
Au Pair Fees
Stipend** (Minimum)  ($195.75 x 52 weeks)
Education Contribution (Maximum)
Sub-total to Au Pair
Combined Total Agency plus Au Pair Fees
Divided by 52 weeks
÷  52
Standard 1 Year Program Weekly Average Per Family
Divided by 45 hours per week

Standard Regular Payments – Most Popular!

Payments for agency fees are typically paid in two simple installments. The first installment is due at matching and the second installment is due 30 days prior to Au Pair arrival.
Due Date
Installment #1
At Matching
Installment #2
30 Days prior to Au Pair arrival
$5295 + Air Travel – Discounts

The time difference between payments varies depending on the visa process and when you want your Au Pair to arrive. Transfer or Extension Au Pairs currently located in the country sometimes follow a different structure. Contact our office for more details.

Extended Payment Plan Options

Go Au Pair recognizes the need of payment flexibility. Families who need program fees separated into more than two installments and allocated across a greater time frame can take advantage of one of our flexible payment plans.

All Go Au Pair payment plans have a first and second installment with remaining fees allocated across three, four, six or eight equal payments.

Due Date
Installment #1
At Matching
Installment #2
30 days prior to Au Pair arrival
$1600 plus $100 payment plan fee* + air travel – discounts
Choose one of three options below
3 Payment Option
Due Every Other Month
4 Payment Option
6 Payment Option
8 Payment Option
*$100 payment plan fee will be added to the second installment payment (Plus Airfare Minus Discounts).
**$30 payment processing fee is required with each payment.

You can also work with your Placement Coordinator to create a custom flexible payment plan to better fit your needs.  Payment plan payments are charged the 10th of the calendar month after the Au Pair arrives.

Each payment plan is subject to a $100 non-refundable payment plan fee which is due with the second installment. There is also a $30 non-refundable payment processing fee for each payment after the two installment payments. The 3 payment option has a total fee charge of $190.00. The 4 payment options has a total fee charge of $220.00.  The 6 payment option has a total fee charge of $280.00.  The 8 payment option has a total fee charge of $340.00.

Go Au Pair offers a variety of discounts to help make Au Pair child care an affordable solution for Host Families. Eligible families may qualify for one or more discount unless otherwise noted.

Discounts Based on Au Pair Chosen

Featured Country:  $100 Discount
Every month Go Au Pair features Au Pairs from a select country. Families who match with an Au Pair from our featured country during the month it is highlighted are eligible for $ discount.  See this month’s featured country.

Male Au Pair:  $100 Discount
Host Families who choose a male Au Pair are eligible for our Male Au Pair discount of $.

Pre-Match:  $250 Discount
Families who find their own out of country Au Pair not currently available at Go Au Pair (pre-match) are eligible for this $ discount. The Au Pair must meet all of the Go Au Pair screening and training requirements.

Discounts Based on Family Eligibility

Military: $250 Discount
An exclusive discount of $ for Host Families with at least one parent in Active Duty Military Service. This includes Reserves, National Guard and Veterans.

Switching Agency:  $400 Discount
Host Families who choose Go Au Pair after working with another agency are eligible for our Switching Agency Discount of $.  In order to qualify for the switching agency discount, families must submit proof of payment of their agency’s program fees.

Additional Financial Savings

Previous Customers
Existing customers who continue to work with Go Au Pair and past customers who return to Go Au pair receive special discounts for their loyalty. Contact our office to learn more about this incredible discount.

  • Successful Placement:  $ Discount – Renewal Families get $ discount off of program fees for successfully completing their most recent placement.
  • Early Termination:  $ Discount – Renewal Families get $ discount off of program fees if previous placement ended with an early termination within the last 6 months of placement.
Competitor Price Match – Have you received a better price offer from another comparable Au Pair agency? Contact our office and give us a chance to match or beat another agency’s offer.
  • Must be a comparable sized agency
  • Must be a comparable placement
Partners – Go Au Pair partners with companies and organizations across the U.S. to offer their employees and affiliates a special Company Partner Discount of $. Learn more about our current partners and how to offer your organization or company this special discount.

Unless otherwise noted, all discounts are awarded to families in conjunction with the second installment of program fees. Some discounts require evidence for verification before being awarded, contact our office for details. Discounts are not available with special promotional offers. Our Placement Coordinators check discount eligibility for all placements so Host Families always receive the maximum amount of savings possible.

Other useful pricing information:

Although presented as a weekly average, remember agency fees are actually paid up front. Our customize-able payment plan options enable families to divide program fees into multiple payments across a wider time frame.

*Application fee promotion: complete your Host Family application within 7 days of registering to save $250.

**The shown Au Pair Stipend of $195.75 is the minimum provided by the Department of State. However, Families and Au Pairs are free to agree to a stipend above the legally applicable minimum.

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