Agent Au Pair is an award winning U.S. Department of State Designated Au Pair Program that promotes educational and cultural exchange. We pride ourselves on taking the time to get to know our host families on a personal level, ensuring that our matching is on target for each family’s individual needs. Au Pairs provide up to 45 hours of childcare per week for a weekly cost of approximately $372.
Free Childcare Resources
Child discipline in the U.S.A. may be different than what au pairs have experienced in their home culture. Au pairs typically require ongoing guidance, training and support from their hosts to manage child behavior and discipline in a new household and culture. Consistency across all adult caregivers is key to successful behavior management!
Agent Au Pair recognizes child behavior as one of the main reasons for placement issues between hosts and au pairs. We are committed to providing our families with the best tools and resources for a successful program year. Click the button below to check out our new child behavior printables, online parenting resources, and family friendly apps!
Agent Au Pair is constantly monitoring wait times for Embassy appointments. Please understand that arrival time frames are longer due to delayed embassy appointments and flight bans. If you would like to see wait times for embassy appointments in various countries please click here. Please note that a flight ban is still in place for the European Schengen area, Brazil, South Africa, China, the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Iran, and the European Union countries.
Au Pairs may be approved under theNational Interest Exceptions (NIE). The NIE includes the travel by an au pair to provide childcare services for a child whose parents are involved with the provision of medical care to individuals who have contracted COVID-19 or medical research at United States facilities to help the United States combat COVID-19. If you think your family may qualify click here for the letter template. If your au pair is approved for the NIE, the flight ban does not apply and they should be able to directly travel to the US.
Are you ready to interview candidates?
Agent Au Pair partners with agents around the world to carefully screen and interview our au pair candidates, but it’s important that you take your time and interview them to find the right fit for your family! We recommend having at least two interviews with the au pair candidates you feel could be a great match for your home.
Click the button below for interviewing tips and sample interview questions.
The U.S. State Department has invited our au pairs to volunteer at the NYC Marathon, to be held this year on Sunday, November 7, 2021. This is a unique opportunity to experience the American value of volunteerism with the added thrill of watching and cheering for runners from many countries!
Au Pairs and Local Reps who live locally in New York and New Jersey are highly encouraged to volunteer. Au pairs and Local Reps who live semi-locally in the neighboring states of Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts are encouraged to volunteer if able to do so. All other out-of-state au pairs are welcome to travel to NYC for this amazing opportunity!
Lola is a 20 year old from France. She speaks French, English, and Spanish. She has experience caring for children between the ages of 3 months through 10 years old. She gained her experience working as a babysitter for multiple families. In her spare time, Lola enjoys cooking, going to the beach, and watching movies.
~ Selin ~
Selin is a 21 year old from Turkey. She speaks Turkish, English, and Spanish. She has experience caring for children between the ages of newborn through 14 years old. She gained her experience working as a babysitter for multiple families. In her spare time, Selin enjoys painting, dancing, and cooking.
~ Ingrid ~
Ingrid is a 19 year old from Colombia. She speaks Spanish and English. She has experience caring for children between the ages of 6 months through 15 years old. She gained her experience working as a nanny, babysitter, and kindergarten teacher. In her spare time, Ingrid enjoys movies, dancing, and reading.
These are just three of our featured au pairs! We showcase more available au pairs on our website. We have hundreds of great applicants available for placement.
I always try to do something fun to break the ice during our meetings since most Au Pairs haven’t had a chance to meet in person. For the month of August, I thought it’d be fun for us to play Gartic Phone, an online version or the “Telephone Game”.
“For me, the monthly meetings with our representative sounded boring, but it’s definitely the opposite. This last meeting we played, talked and laughed so much. That game of riddles and drawings was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had like AuPair. I really felt like friends, like a family.” – Raymalin
I grew up in Alaska and in the Seattle area. Currently, I live in Denver, Colorado, with my husband, our 12.5 year old twin daughters, and our six year old son. I’m in my second year of graduate school working towards a Masters in Instructional Design. I love to travel, read, spend time with friends and be in the mountains.
It was the friendships that came out of my year in Norway that motivated me to be a Local Rep for Agent Au Pair. I enjoy the relationships with and between my Au Pairs. I can relate to so many of their feelings and I value the support we offer them.
We are growing our Local Rep Network and are actively seeking individuals who are passionate about cultural exchange to join our team! Local Reps work part-time from home; supplementing their income supporting host families and Au Pairs during their program year. They are responsible to ensure the well-being of the exchange visitor as trusted mentors and provide top-notch client services to their host families while upholding program rules and regulations!