Host Family & Au Pair Matching Philosophy
Au Pair Foundation believes in personalized, one-to-one service for all child care program participants. Unlike other Au Pair agencies in America, you are the only family matching with a candidate and you don’t have to compete with other families for your favorite Au Pair. For Host Families, our personalized au pair process starts with the first phone call and carries through the entire matching process and during the au pair program year. Host Families work with one member of the Au Pair Foundation team during the matching process. A relationship is developed between the Host Family and Au Pair Foundation, which results in solid matches between the Host Family and their Au Pair. We believe that taking the time to get to know our Host Families and Au Pairs creates a lasting relationship for everyone and successful matches year after year.
Once Au Pair Foundation receives the Host Family’s application, we review the Host Family’s needs and present suitable Au Pairs from our applicant pool. The Host Family will be able to evaluate Au Pairs based on the entire Au Pair application and contact those that interest them. Au Pair Foundation staff will help to set up interviews between Host Families and Au Pairs and will work closely with the Host Family during the matching process to keep the entire procedure moving smoothly and efficiently. The Department of State regulations require that the Host Family personally interview possible Au Pairs by phone and have at least two conversations prior to making their final Au Pair selection.
A Host Family may view as many Au Pair applications as they wish at any given time. The speed of the matching process is personalized to the Host Family and we at the Au Pair Foundation are happy to accommodate the needs of the Host Family.
Once the Host Family finds and selects an Au Pair, Au Pair Foundation makes arrangements for the J-1 visa, air travel and pre-arrival training. We continue to update the Host Family with information in anticipation of the Au Pair’s arrival. The Local Community Representative also stays in close contact with the Host Family and Au Pair and prepares to the welcome the Au Pair to the United States.
Matching Au Pairs and Families for a lifetime is what we are here to do! Please search through some of our current au pair candidates and contact us with any questions you may have related to becoming a host family in the United States.