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Au Pair in the 


What is an Au Pair?

An Au Pair is like an older sister/brother who becomes an extended member of a Host Family. They offer childcare services and, in return, receive accommodations, meals, a weekly stipend, and educational support. The Au Pair Program focuses on providing a rich cultural experience by living with an American family, where Au Pairs are embraced as family members rather than employees.



Check List

Here is your comprehensive checklist for applying to become an Au Pair in the USA.

* Applications form

* 3 or more childcare references

* 1 or more-character references

* Medical form & TB check

* Police clearance certificate

* Passport

*Matric certificate

* Driver's license

* Dear Host Family letter

* Photographs

* Introduction to the HF video

*Au Pair promise agreement

* Psychometric Test

* Privacy Policy

Rest assured, we understand that it's a lengthy list, but we are here to assist you at every step of the process



  • Between the ages of 18 – 26 years old

  • Enjoy caring for & working with children.

  • Matric (Matric certificate required)

  • Fluent in English.

  • Min of 200 hours childcare experience (Nonfamily related) 

  • No criminal record

  • Commit to at a full contract.

  • Have a valid South African or Namibian Passport

  • Have a valid South African or Namibian Driver license.



  • You earn $195.00 weekly.

  • You will live with a host family who provides meals & a private room for you.

  • You receive a study allowance of $500.00 to use on your study credits.

  • You get 2 weeks paid vacation time to TRAVEL ANYWHERE

  • Basic travel insurance is provided.

  • Your flight to the USA is included, and your return will be to on completion of your contract.

  • You are able to extend after your first year, for either 3,6 or 12 months.

  • You will have in-country support both in the USA and here in SA

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What can I expect?

As an au pair, your responsibilities may include taking children to school and picking them up, organizing play dates and after-school activities, preparing meals, assisting with homework, helping with daily activities, and performing general child-related chores like laundry, grocery shopping, tidying bedrooms, and vacuuming. You can expect to work around 30-40 hours per week, occasionally including weekends and evenings.

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