Our process for becoming a host family is designed with busy parents in mind – convenient and personalized.
1. Apply with No Obligation
Tell us about your family’s children, care needs and lifestyle using Passport, our user-friendly online application. Our knowledgeable Program Specialists will talk to you about the program and answer all of your questions.
2. Interview your Favorites
Our selection of qualified, pre-screened au pairs are ready to interview. Your dedicated Program Specialist will make recommendations or you can browse profiles using our online system, Passport. You’ll have an opportunity to interview the candidates you are interested in and ask the questions that are important to you. Depending on your family’s needs and timing, it can take as little as two days to find an ideal match.
3. Make a Match
Once you’ve found the perfect au pair, request the arrival date that works best for your schedule. We offer the convenience of year round arrivals, so you choose the date that works best for you. (See our arrival calendar.) Once you match, it will take between four to six weeks for your au pair to arrive. During this time, we will support the au pair with pre-arrival logistics such as booking flights and assisting with the visa process.
4. Welcome Your Au Pair
When you’ve found the right candidate for your family, you’ll offer to match with him or her. If you au pair accepts, you’ll schedule the arrival date. You're on your way to welcoming your au pair!