Whether you have an infant, toddler, pre-teen, or combination of the three, we have a program option to meet the individual needs of your family! In addition to those options listed below, Au Pair International recruits au pair candidates from more than 50 countries around the world. By working with such a diverse group of talented partners, we can accommodate most host family requests to help expose your family to a specific language or culture!
- Standard Program – This program option is our most popular, and perfect for families with children ages 2 and older. To qualify, applicants must provide proof of at least 200 hours of recent practical childcare experience with children over the age of 2.
- Infant Qualified Program – If you have a child/children under the age of 2, this might be the program option for you! Qualified applicants must have a minimum of 200 hours of recent practical childcare experience with infants or children ages 2 and under. *Please note that an au pair cannot be solely responsible for an infant under the age of 3 months. Another responsible adult must be present in the home at all times.
- Professional Program – The Au Pair Professional Program is designed for parents who would benefit from hosting an au pair with formal professional training. Professional candidates will have obtained post-secondary degrees in child-related fields, along with professional experience in the field of their degree, or a minimum of two years of full-time childcare experience. This program option is perfect for families that home-school or have special needs children. It also gives the au pair the opportunity to use his/her program year to assist with career advancement upon return to their home country.
*In addition to the childcare pre-requisites for each program, each au pair will also complete 32 hours of cultural and child-related training prior to arrival.