Become an Au Pair with Au Pair Agency
AuPair.com bring together an experienced and trusted network of Au Pair agencies worldwide which helps Au Pairs to find the best possible host family.
To ensure you will have a safe and satisfied au pair stay we recommend you to use an Au Pair agency. The best way was is, open this list of Au Pair agencies and look for a suitable agency. We recommend you to choose one of certified agencies in your home country.
After you have registered on one of our certified Agencies , you just have to take five steps:
- Fill out the application
- Write a letter to the Host Family
- Upload pictures
- Upload references and documents
- Send us the complete application
If you apply for an English speaking country, you can fill out the forms in English, for France in French and for every other country in the language of your host country or in English. If your documents and references have been filled out in German, please translate them and add them to your application.
To become an Au Pair the following documents are necessary for your application:
- Profille picture
- Pictures of your family and friends and of kids that you’ve been watching
- Personal letter to the Host Family
- Childcare references
- Character reference (mind. eine)
- Medical Report
- Police Clearance Report
- Copy of your ID or passport
- Copy of your driver’s license
- Copy of your School Report
What are references for childcare?
If you have made an internship in the social area, just as in a kindergarten or other school you can use this as a reference. Especially if you have worked as a babysitter or tutor for kids you will have a great reference that host parents like. Have you been a caregiver at a camp for children? This is a reference too.
Who can fill out a childcare reference?
The childcare reference has to be filled out by the organisation you’ve worked for or the parents of the kids you babysitted. This document will let host families know about your duties and how you handled situations.
What’s a character reference and who can fill it out?
A character reference says something about your personality. Please note that it can’t be a family member or a friend that fills out the reference. It should rather be filled out by a teacher or employer.
How do I write a letter to the Host Family?
Your letter to the host family should have 1 to 2 pages. You introduce yourself and describe your experience in childcare. You also tell the family about things you like to do and your hobbies, your current job and your plans for the future. It’s really important that you also tell them why you want to become an Au Pair abroad.