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Au Pair Programs

Au Pair Foundation offers 3 Au Pair programs: Infant Care, Standard and EduCare.

Infant Care Au Pair

Description:

An Infant Care Au Pair provides up to 45 hours of experienced childcare per week for infants and children between 3 months 2 years of age.  An Infant Care Au Pair has at least 200 hours of documented childcare experience with children under the age 2.

Educational Component:

An Infant Care Au Pair studies at least 6 semester units at an accredited, post-secondary institution. The Host Family contributes up to $500 toward the Au Pair’s educational expenses.

Weekly stipend: $195.75


Standard Au Pair

Description:

A Standard Au Pair provides up to 45 hours of experienced childcare per week for children over the age of 2 years. A Standard Au Pair has at least 200 hours of documented childcare experience with children over the age 2.

Educational Component:

A Standard Au Pair studies at least 6 semester units at an accredited, post-secondary institution. The Host Family contributes up to $500 toward the Au Pair’s educational expenses.

Weekly stipend: $195.75


Educare

Description:

A, EduCare Au Pair provides up to 30 hours of experienced childcare per week for Host Families who have full-day school-aged children.  An EduCare has at least 200 hours of documented childcare experience with school-aged children.

Educational Component:

An EduCare Au Pair studies at least 12 semester units at a, accredited, post-secondary institution. The Host Family contributes up to $1000 toward the Au Pair’s educational expenses.

Weekly stipend: $146.81


Au Pair Foundation Au Pairs are selected after undergoing a rigorous screening process


Our Au Pair screening process includes:

  • Complete Criminal Background Investigation
  • Submission of at least two childcare employment references from non-family members
  • For Standard Au Pairs, proof of at least 200 hours of childcare experience
  • For Infant Care Au Pairs, proof of at least 200 hours of infant care experience
  • Submission of at least one character reference
  • Medical Evaluation
  • English Testing which includes evaluation of speaking, writing and reading comprehension
  • Psychometric Screening
  • Proof of age between 18-26 years of age
  • Proof of Completion of High School
  • Pledge against smoking – Au Pair Foundation does not accept Au Pairs who smoke