“Au Pair” is French for “on par” meaning that you are treated as a member of the family such as a big sister or brother.

As an Au Pair in the USA you will experience living with and being part of an American family whilst providing childcare and childcare related duties.  You will be paid a weekly stipend and also enjoy your own private bedroom and all meals.  This is not only a safe and affordable way of travelling to the USA but also the ultimate adventure combining WORK, TRAVEL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE.


Our American partner agency has been a designated U.S. Department of State sponsor to administer the J-1 Au Pair Program since 2003.   The J-1 Visa is the ONLY WAY a non-US citizen is able to work, live and study in America.

  • Return flights to the USA (upon successful program completion of 12 months with your host family)
  • Earn over US $10,000 for the year
  • Experience American College life with up to US $500 allowance towards a course of your choice
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Two week paid holiday, 1.5 days off per week and 1 weekend off per month
  • Placement with carefully screened host family

  • Access to the online Au Pair Training Academy
  • Orientation with your Local Childcare Coordinator (LCC)
  • Monthly Au Pair activities
  • After hours support for emergencies
  • Opportunity to extend for a second year
  • Continuous support
  • 30 day grace period upon program completion to travel around the USA

  • Aged 18 – 26 years old
  • A non-US citizen
  • Be available to commit to 12 months in the US
  • Love children and have at least 1,200 hours of childcare experience eg. babysitting, previous Nanny/Au Pair experience

  • Have 2 childcare related references from non-related parties
  • Hold a Secondary High School Certificate
  • Hold a full valid Driver’s Licence
  • Be in good health

Every host family is different and your duties and daily schedule will differ from other Au Pairs depending on the ages of your gorgeous host kiddies.
In general your day will look something like this:

  • Keeping children safe
  • Playing and supervising children
  • Helping children get ready for the day
  • Prepare meals
  • Making their beds and doing their laundry

  • Driving them to and from school
  • Taking children to after school activities
  • Help children with their homework
  • Introducing children to your culture through cooking, songs etc

You will be expected to work UP TO 45 hours per week with 1.5 days off per week and 1 full weekend off per month.

We are your support here whilst you are in Australia….from sign up until the day you excitedly jump on the plane.
We will help and guide you throughout the whole process.
We will provide you with:

  • Au Pair application
  • J-1 Visa documentation
  • Travel arrangements

Whilst you are living in the US you will have a Local Childcare Coordinator (LCC) assigned to you. Your LCC has already been supporting you even before your arrival. They have carefully screened and visited your host family home to ensure that it is suitable and comfortable for you.


Get in touch for information on costs for all our international programs including USA, UK, Italy, Germany, France, Austria and China