What is an Au Pair?

What is an Au Pair?

The Perfect Au Pair is here to guide you in your journey to select your first Au Pair. Maybe you are considering becoming an Au Pair yourself. First it is important to know exactly what an Au Pair is. An au pair is essentially a young adult who goes to live in another...
All about Agency Counselors

All about Agency Counselors

An au pair agency employs representatives, or counselors, to oversee host families and au pairs. The counselor usually is the person who comes to interview and get to know the host family, and they also check out the conditions of the house and the au pair’s room. It...
Best Practices for Hosting an Au Pair in Your Home

Best Practices for Hosting an Au Pair in Your Home

You have matched. Congratulations! Bringing an au pair into your home is an exciting time for everyone. The children are excited to get to know this new person, and the au pair is anxious about this new place and people. The au pair-host family relationship is very...
Happy Au Pair, Happy Children

Happy Au Pair, Happy Children

In the end, most host families and most au pairs want to have a good experience, and they want the other to have a good experience, too. So it comes down to helping each other be happy and making it work. When there is a happy au pair,  it is pleasant for th family...