Live-in childcare you can trust like family

Au pairs can provide an enriching cultural experience for families while helping working parents pursue their professional goals. Discover some of the many benefits of hosting an au pair.

What is an au pair?

An au pair is a young adult from overseas who lives with your family on a legal visa for up to two years and provides childcare in exchange for a weekly stipend, room and board, and an opportunity to become part of an American family. Over time, an au pair becomes a trusted support for the parents at home, and a beloved and consistent caregiver for your children.

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*As a member of our partner organization, sign up to receive your special promo code and learn more about hosting an au pair. Join thousands of other busy parents who change their childcare to an au pair with Cultural Care each year for a childcare solution that fits their life.

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Benefits of hosting an au pair:

Au pairs provide up to 45 hours
of care per week

Schedule hours according to your needs
including coverage for sick days

A better work-life balance —
Help with drop-off & pick-up

Your au pair lives with you
as a family member

They become a trusted and
loving caregiver

Children are exposed to different
cultures and languages

See what our families are saying:

“Having au pairs has allowed our family to learn about new cultures and countries. As working parents, we don’t know what we would have done without having high-quality partners care, teach, and love our children. We are still in touch with all of our au pairs.”

— Flores-Ragade family, CA

“Our au pair Hardjata has changed our family in a highly positive way. She provides laughter, love and friendship. She also provides safety and security to our children. She’s been an amazing big sister to our boys and a great friend to us. We love the diversity and culture she adds to our blended family. As she returns to France to complete her education, we know we will always stay in touch.”

— The Sambou family, IL

“Our children’s lives and our own are better for having an au pair—not just for the childcare. In fact, that is a small part. The experience and the relationship is priceless. Our lives are fuller with our au pair.”

— The Hockycko family, VA

Dedicated Local Support

Your Local Childcare Consultant (LCC) is a Cultural Care representative who lives in your community and provides on-the-ground support to local families and au pairs year-round.

The largest selection of pre-screened au pairs

Cultural Care Au Pair has the largest number of candidates year-round, all of which must pass an extensive screening and selection process.

Ravenique, 22, South Africa
Ravenique aims to be a teacher and get more experience teaching while in the USA. She is a strong swimmer, has 2+ years of driving experience, and hopes to bring creative, energetic play to her host children
Domenik, 20, Germany
Domenik enjoys spending time in nature and teaching children to do the same. He’s excited to learn everything he can about life in the USA, and has experience driving in snow and harsh winter conditions.
Jaqueline, 18, Brazil
Jaqueline plays three musical instruments and loves making up songs to play with kids. She is excited to become a part of another family and has experience caring for infants as well as older children.

*To qualify for this introductory discount, families must be new to Cultural Care Au Pair, and must be employed by or a member of the partner organization. Offer cannot be applied retroactively and may not be combined with any other program fee discounts (excluding host family referral bonuses). Program fee discounts may only be applied to program terms of 30 weeks or more. Processing fee of $450 must be paid upon final au pair selection.