become au pair host family

Become a Host Family

There are two ways to quickly find a great Au-Pair:

  • You can either work with an Au-Pair Agency or
  • find an Au-Pair yourself through online-matchingplatforms.
On this site, we provide you with both options. Of course, finding an Au-Pair on your own through is much cheaper than working with an Agency. You should keep in mind, though, that Agencies usually spend 40 to 70 hours finding the right Au-Pair for you and making sure everyone feels comfortable. We have compared both options for you below.

Becoming a Host Family means to welcomimg a new family member into your home. The candidates are often foreign students looking for an intercultural exchange. You will provide them with accommodation and full board in exchange for help with childcare and light household chores. The Au-Pair will get the chance to experience your lifestyle and improve her language skills. When you become a Host Family, you, too, will get to experience a new culture, making you more open-minded and tolerant.

Ready to become an Au-Pair Host Family?

You want to be part of this cultural exchange? Then you will be in the best of hands with one of our local partner agencies in your country! We have over 20 years of experience in placing Au-Pairs and our partners are chosen carefully. You can expect nothing less than highly professional support. Our partner agencies will be happy to help you find the right Au-Pair for your family.

Hesitate no longer and become an Au-Pair Host Family today! Are you wondering how? Read our Host Family guide and learn more!

Au-Pair Host Family

Benefits for Host Families: Childcare and Cultural Exchange

You're thinking about welcoming an Au-Pair to your home, but aren't sure whether being part of the Au-Pair program is worth it?

Au-Pairs are a huge help in daily life. Their main task is taking care of your children. An Au-Pair brings your kids to school and entertains them in their free time. This way, your children will gain a new big sibling. Since the Au-Pair lives with you, your kids will be taken care of in their usual environment.

Besides childcare, Au-Pairs can be responsible for light household chores. These may include keeping the kids' rooms neat or preparing lunch.

You can schedule the Au-Pair's working hours according to your needs, so you don't have to worry about childcare if something important comes up at short notice.

Hosting an Au-Pair has a lot of benefits. An Au-Pair stay gives you the chance to experience a new culture and expand your horizon. Not only will you show a young person your way of life, but they will also have the chance to experience a new culture and improve their language skills.

Are you ready to become an Au-Pair Host Family? If you fulfill all the requirements for the Au-Pair program there's nothing keeping you from hiring an Au-Pair!

Au-Pair Agency or finding an Au-Pair on your own?

The Matching process through an Agency has the folliwg features:

  • Professional support regarding everything related to living with an Au-Pair
  • Check of suitability for the Au-Pair program
  • Reference verification
  • Support during the visa process
  • Conflict prevention between Host Families and Au-Pairs
  • Help with finding solutions to problems between Host Families and Au-Pairs, before and after their arrival
  • Organization of Au-Pair meetings
  • In order to participate in the Au-Pair program in the USA, you must contact an agency for a legal Au-Pair stay
  • Support during the whole Au-Pair stay
  • 24/7 support hotline
  • Higher costs
  • Smaller choice of Host Families and Au-Pairs than on

The Online Matchingplatform was designed with the experience of working as an Au-Pair Agency. This is why's service is very professional. Registering with an online matching platform you can benefit from the following feautures:

  • Host Families have full control over the matching process
  • Huge choice of Au-Pair profiles from all over the world
  • Great value for little money
  • All the information regarding Au-Pairs available to Host Families
  • Premium families will receive a Host Family guidebook and an extended Au-Pair contract
  • Support via phone and email