Would you like to explore a new country while gaining professional experience? Do you love working with kids and desire to learn a new language? Read below to learn more about Au Pair International’s Au Pair Program in Italy!

Italy is a country full of romance, exquisite cuisine, fashion, and fascinating architecture. As an au pair, you can stroll by the Coliseum on your day off and walk the stone-paved streets while sampling cuisine nurtured under the Tuscan sun. Travel with ease via rail to Paris or Vienna, or holiday along the Mediterranean. You can discover all this wonderful country has to offer, while learning valuable skills from your new host family!

Italy Highlights


Placements Throughout Italy



Short Stay Program (under 90 days) and Long Stay Program (6-12 months)

Pocket Money

80-110 Euros Per Week

Program Details

  • Caring for the host family’s children
  • Engaging the children in games and educational activities
  • Taking the children to and from school and other activities
  • Preparing meals and snacks for the children
  • Babysitting in the evenings as needed by the host family
  • Performing light household work such as tidying up, laundry, and daily grocery shopping.

Short Stay Program 

  • Pocket Money of 80 EUR/week
  • 2 Days Off per week

Long Stay Program

  • Pocket Money of 110 EUR/week
  • One week of Paid Vacation every 6 months (two weeks per year). 
  • 1.5 Days Off per week

Short Stay Program 

  • Placement Fee of $395 ($95 due at application and remainder due upon match)
  • Airfare to and from Italy
  • Criminal background check
  • Health and/or travelers insurance

Long Stay Program

  • Placement Fee of $495 ($95 due at application and remainder due upon match)
  • Airfare to and from Italy
  • Federal criminal record check
  • Cost to obtain a visa
  • Document processing/translation fees
  • Health and/or travelers insurance
  • Italian language courses for long-stay program participants (cost to attend is an estimated $2,000 for 6 months)

Short Stay Program 

  • 20 hrs/week
  • 2 days off/week

Long Stay Program 

  • Up to 30 hours/week 
  • 6 hours per day maximum
  • 1.5 days off per week
  • 2 weeks paid vacation for full-year stay

Participant Requirements

  • Between the ages of 18-30
  • Unmarried/ no children
  • Knowledge of the Italian language helpful, but not required, for short stay participants
  • An A1 or A2 Italian language level is required for long stay participants
  • Financial means to support yourself while on program


  • Possess a strong desire to work with children and become part of an Italian host family
  • Adequate and verifiable childcare and/or babysitting experience required


  • References
  • Federal criminal record check
  • Medical check
  • Passport


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