Find the right au pair with the best agency

As an official sponsor of the U.S. State Department-regulated au pair program, we have placed more than 145,000 au pairs in the homes of American host families. Our community of host families and au pairs have created memories and cross-cultural connections that last a lifetime!

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What makes us the best agency?

30+ years of experience

Founded in 1989, we have over 30 years of experience placing au pairs with American families. We have dedicated staff in over 25+ countries worldwide and a collective passion for cultural exchange!

Largest number of carefully screened candidates

We offer the largest pool of au pair candidates, all of whom have submitted a criminal background check and been personally interviewed and screened by staff in our overseas offices.

An extensive training program

Before arriving to your home, your au pair will receive specialized training on topics including childhood development, household safety, American driving laws and CPR/AED and First Aid certification.

Year-round matching and program support

As a Cultural Care host family, you will rely on a dedicated support team—including a Local Childcare Consultant (LCC) who lives in your community, a Matching Specialist and Account Manager.

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What our host families are saying

“Cultural Care has been a great experience for us. The interview process, confirming the match, and all of the suggestions for integrating a new family member were incredibly smooth and helpful. Any time we’ve reached out for help or with questions we’ve been able to get answers we need in a matter of minutes. Besides the organization itself, our au pair has had such a huge impact on our lives and on our daughter’s life. We are incredibly grateful.”

— Tricia, host mom in MD

“We’ve been working with Cultural Care for the past 2.5 years. We had pretty specific criteria when we began searching for our first au pair, and the agency helped us find multiple possible candidates. The au pair we matched with arrived in January 2020, and she decided to extend her time in the U.S. for a total of 1.5 years. She was such a good fit —it was hard to see her go! But by that time, we had matched with our next au pair and welcomed her into our home a few weeks after the first returned to her country. We are very happy with our experience, and I regularly recommend Cultural Care to friends.”

— Angela, host mom in FL

“We are so happy we discovered Cultural Care! The program is wonderful on so many levels. Yes, we get childcare help, but even more than that we treasure the exchange with our au pair from Colombia. Our children are learning Spanish, we’re learning about new foods and traditions, and we get to share our language and culture in return. Throughout the matching process we felt supported, travel coordination was seamless, and there is wonderful support monthly from our LCC. We are happy knowing that not only are we well cared for as a host family, but that au pairs are also given plenty of support and resources.”

— Kristin, host mom in NJ

“Luisa fit into our family perfectly and she arrived just in time for my maternity leave ending. As first-time moms, we felt reassured having her with us—she has more child care experience than both of us put together! We are so lucky that Luisa chose to be a part of our family.”

— Joy, host mom in CA

“Considering this was our first time being a host family, we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. Cultural Care has been the best decision ever! We have not only met an au pair, we’ve met a family member. Johanna has been a dream come true.”

— Jasmine, host mom in PA

“Cultural Care has far exceeded our expectations of helping us secure an au pair. They have a wonderful pool of candidates and the Cultural Care support team was always a phone call away to help us through the process.”

— Jaclyn, host mom in NJ

The largest selection of au pairs in the U.S.

Cultural Care Au Pair has the largest number of candidates year-round, all of whom must undergo a multi-step screening process. We have more than 5,000 au pairs from more than 25 countries in our database. Meet some of them here:

Andrea, 25, from Mexico
“I enjoy taking care of children because they are fun, real, and always smart. They are also learning new things about life every day, so I enjoy being part of that. I think all people matter—we’re all in the same world for a reason. The most special people in my life are my family and I hope to be a part of another one soon!”
Laryssa, 23, from Brazil
“I decided to become an au pair because since I was 9 years old, when my mother put me in an English course, I fell in love with the language. And over time, this wonderful country—it’s not just a place but a dream. I have all the love, affection and dedication to take care of your children and I will always do my best to have a good relationship at work and as a family.”
Natálie, 20, from Czechia
“I am a responsible, friendly, active person and if you ask my friends about my personality, they would probably say that I am cheerful, loving and I always try to be helpful. I would like to cook for you traditional Czech dishes, which you certainly never had. I believe I will build as strong relationship with your little ones as I have with my sister!”
Ana, 24, from Brazil
“I always had many dreams: go to college, learn new languages, experience new cultures and places, build my house and have a family. One day I will make all these dreams come true. I decided to start by becoming an au pair to improve my English and take care of children—it’s something I really like.”
Syrine, 18, from France
“I am very, very happy and grateful to have this opportunity. I love to discover new cultures and I hope to discover this with you! Throughout my young life I have always cared for children and I have always loved them. I think that sometimes you can learn a lot about life from them. They breathe the joy of life and fun and it is a pure happiness.”

We are here to help you

During your search for an au pair, your Matching Specialist will work with you to find candidates for you based on your criteria or simply act as a resource for help or advice. After you’re matched with an au pair, you’ll have support throughout the year from your Local Childcare Consultant (LCC) and Account Manager. 

Matching Specialist
Your Matching Specialist is responsible for helping you find and interview au pair candidates until you find your final match. They will talk with you to understand your family’s specific needs, search for candidates on your behalf, and guide you through the matching and interview process.
Local Childcare Consultant (LCC)
Your LCC is a Cultural Care representative who lives in your community and supports you and your au pair during the year. Your LCC will complete an in-home interview with your family before your au pair arrives, conduct an orientation after your au pair’s arrival to your home, and check in with you on a monthly basis. They may also help with the matching process.
Account Manager
Your Account Manager is available to answer all general questions about the program—including those related to your registration, au pair match, finances, host family account U.S. State Department regulations, and more.