Our au pairs

Our au pairs are caring, adventurous and educated young people, aged 18-26 from around the world. They are eager to experience American culture while sharing their own unique backgrounds. All au pairs available for matching have childcare experience and undergo a multi-step screening and training process.

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Join thousands of other busy parents who rely on Cultural Care Au Pair each year to provide a childcare solution that fits their life. Learn more about who our au pairs are, what they do, and why more families than ever are joining Cultural Care Au Pair.


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What are the au pair requirements? 

To join a Cultural Care host family in the USA, an au pair must:

In addition, they must be willing to embrace the spirit of the au pair program—meaning they’re ready and excited to participate in a mutually beneficial relationship with an American family, one filled with trust, respect and cultural exchange. 

Au pair screening & training

All Cultural Care au pairs are thoroughly screened in their home countries and must undergo criminal background checks. They also must provide both a professional and personal reference to be eligible for the program. Before arriving to your home in the U.S., they complete a 32-hour online Au Pair Training School program which includes courses on child safety and development basics and training in adult and pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid provided by the American Heart Association. 

Au pair screening
Cultural Care au pairs are thoroughly screened and individually reviewed before ever entering the matching pool with American host families.
Specialized training
Our au pairs participate in a series of workshops and training courses designed specifically for the au pair experience.
Au Pair Training School
Au pairs complete Cultural Care’s 32-hour online Training School program, where they’ll review child safety and development basics, continue to practice speaking English full-time and prepare for life in the U.S.

The largest selection of pre-screened au pairs

Our au pairs come from diverse backgrounds and are all passionate about caring for children. Meet some of our au pairs who are ready to join a family like yours!

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 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.