How much does it cost to host an au pair?

Hosting an au pair can be a cost saving solution compared to other childcare options and benefit your family on many levels. Agent Au Pair provides a great opportunity that gives families an affordable solution without sacrificing the high-quality in-home childcare they desire. Agent Au Pair provides the best option for families wish to host an au pair.

$372

Estimated weekly cost

$19,378

Estimated annual cost

Pricing Breakdown

Registration Fee: $0
Program Fee: $8,895
Au Pair’s Weekly Stipend: $9,983.25

** Please note that these prices are for the Standard Au Pair Program. See pricing below for other program options.

What the Program Fees Cover

  • Trans-Atlantic airfare
  • Recruiting, screening and preparation of the au pair in the home country
  • Health insurance
  • Child development and safety training at the Au Pair Training School
  • Documents to obtain the J-1 Visa
  • Host family and au pair Orientations
  • Au pair monthly meetings
  • Year-long program support
  • Commitment of a one-year program

Additional Costs

Educational Requirement

Au pairs are required to take 6 credits during their program year. Host families are responsible for contributing $500 per program towards your au pair’s educational component.

Transportation

Host families are responsible for providing transportation to monthly meetings and classes for their educational component. Host families can either provide a car for your au pair to drive, pay for public transportation, or drive their au pair.

Room and Board

You are responsible for providing your au pair with a private bedroom and regular meals. Host family often provide access to a car, cell phone, and family trips.

Insurance

Host families are responsible for providing auto insurance for their au pair if they require them to drive their children to school and after school activities.

* Please note these numbers are for the standard au pair program. See the chart below for other programs

Program Options

We offer several au pair program options. Please see our program options page for further details.

Program:

Standard

Au Pair Pro

TutorCare

Application Fee

$0

$0

$0

Program Fee

$8,895

$9,495

$7,995

Minimum Weekly Stipend

$195.75

$265.00

$146.81

 

  • Host families have the option to pay more than the minimum weekly stipend to their au pair. Under no circumstance should a family pay less than the minimum weekly stipend.
  • Host Families are also responsible for the US Department of State $500 educational requirement contribution. ($1,000 for TutorCare)
  • The U.S. Department of State calculation of the minimum weekly stipend is based on the federal minimum wage with a 40% deduction for room and board in exchange for childcare services. Host families and au pairs are free to agree to compensation higher than the legally applicable minimum.
  • The au pair’s weekly stipend, room and board, education component stipend and other program fees are subject to change based on any revisions to Department of State regulations for the au pair program, or any other applicable laws or regulations. If this occurs, Agent Au Pair will inform families.

Available Discounts

Repeat Family Discount: $500

For families who have completed one full year as a client will receive a $500 discount off their next annual contract. If your family and au pair choose to stay together for a second year, your program fee is substantially reduced.
*In order to qualify for extension pricing, the host family needs to have had the au pair they are extending with in their home for 6 months or longer.

Thanks for Switching: $500

Host families who switch from another designated agency receive a $500 discount. A copy of the canceled check or paid invoice may be required for proof of payment (an application fee with another agency does not qualify).*

Military Discount: $1000

Agent Au Pair offers a $1000 discount to new host families who have at least one parent serving in the military or is a veteran. Military families sacrifice so much, this is our way of giving back and thanking them for their service. We are proud to support our families who serve our country!

Effective Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017.

Host Family Referrals: $500 off your next program or $250 cash

 When you are a current host family and you refer a family who welcomes an au pair in their home, you will receive a $500 discount off your next au pair contract. The referral reward will be issued after the au pair is in the host family’s home for 90 days.

Effective July 16, 2019.

** All discounts are applied to 12 month programs only. Discounts are not valid for extension au pairs.

Payment Plans

Payment Type

Due Date

Amount

Payment 1

Due When You Match

$3,995

Payment 2

Due Upon Visa Approval

$2,450

Payment 3

Due Upon Au Pair Arrival in Country

$2,450

Total Payment:

$8,895

Payment Type

Due Date

Amount

Payment 1

Due Upon Match Confirmation
$600 Non-Refundable

$3,995

Payment 2

Due Upon Visa Approval

$1,000

Payment 3

Due Upon Arrival in Country

$1,000

Payment 4

Due One Month After Arrival

$1,000

Payment 5

Due Two Months After Arrival

$1,000

Payment 6

Due Three Months After Arrival

$1,150

Total Payment:

$9,145

* Extended Payment Plan includes processing fee of $250

Payment Type

Due Date

Amount

Payment 1

Due When You Match

$3,995

Payment 2

Due Upon Visa Approval

$2,750

Payment 3

Due Upon Au Pair Arrival in Country

$2,750

Total Payment:

$9,495

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